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Hi I'm Doug

I am manager, student, and husband. As a child I lived in several different places in the US, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a pretty average guy - I have three passions in life golf, James Bond, and math. Strange combination I know - but for me it works. I was introduced to golf by a man who I've come to admire and instantly I was hooked. James Bond has always captivated my immagination because he travels a lot and drives REALLY nice cars. Math - well, I'm fnishing my degree in business analytics which means a lot of it. Numbers have always facinated me - I think they are great indicators and will tell you what is really going on. Besides it's a beautiful thing when an equation works out - it almost as if things are in pefect balance and the heavens sing.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into the church - but that doesn't mean that I didn't have to become converted. The reason I am so active in this church is because it affects every facet of my life. I find that this is the most complete thing on the planet - every good thing I have experienced in my life or have obtained has come either directly or indirectly because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I cannot immagine my life without it.

How I live my faith

 As I have stated above being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helps me in every area of my life. The prinicples I have learned I try to incorporate in my professional life. I use every opportunity I have to encourage others to live the commandments and give examples of how doing so has helped me. Futhermore, in every single job that I have been asked to do inside the church - be it in our church missionary service, working with the youth, or helping out in the adminstrative duties of my local congregation, or as sunday school teacher I find that a consistent and serious study of the gospel brings blessings that spill over into other areas of my life. For me when I see the gospel helping people live happier, more meaningful lives, it only encourages me to intensify my devotion and watch the cycle start all over again.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Doug
 The simple answer is no - but it's much deeper than that. Serving a mission is something that we consider a duty but not a requirement. Much like joining the military - a two year mission is regarded as an extremely honorable thing to do and a worthy cause. In order to serve a mission one must feel the desire to share the gospel with others. Then once somebody has recieved that confirmation they can talk with their church leaders and begin the process of formally being called on a mission. Show more Show less