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Hi I'm Eugene

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired veterinarian. I graduated from the University of California at Davis with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. I took a post doctorial Masters Degree from the U. of Illinois in microbiology. I spent three years in research and 40 years in practice. The last 25 years were in small animal only clinical practice. My incredible wife that pasted away after 43 years of marriage helped raise our family of 3 boys and two girs. I enjoy service to others and have been able to teach and help in several capacities. I have been a Boy Scout Master, Explorer leader and helped start the Sacramento, Ca. support group for injured and orphaned wild animals. I have writen many newspaper articles and helped teach on television. I was on a very small segment of the TV show "Animal Planet". I feel very honored to have served in the field of veterinary medicine. After I retired, I have spent over two years volunteering for my church. One years was in serving at an Employment Center in Atlanta, GA. The second was an oportunity to help in Yakima, WA. working with 18-30 year old young single adults.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. You might think that I just followed my ancestors and stayed in the family religion. Not so. I have studied many relegions and social idea groups. Many, but not all have truths that help us grow in this life. Being a Mormon is not just a part of the day on Sunday for me. It is understanding that the prophets of old were there to keep telling the people of their day how they should live, follow the Lord's commandments and how to shape up. When the people followed the instuctions of the prophets, they prospered and were guided. I also know that my Havenly Father does not change his instruction or make mistakes in his directions for us. All the teachings of the prophets must be followed. That brings up the idea of why then are there so many different teaching being presented to us, the childre of God. They simply cannot all be correct. That brings me to the thoughts about the Book of Mormon. It is a translation from records that were part of Gods dealings with some of the people that lived on the American continents. I have read and studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible. They are both true. With these added teaching of the Lord, much of the confusion with different interpretations of many scriptures is clarified but not changed. The most important question of life, did Jesus Christ really come to earth, suffer, die and be resurrected after three days. I know this is true and with that knowledge comes my responsibility to follow as best I can, his plan that he gives to all on earth. Because the Book of Mormon is true, it helps me follow the path the Lord has laid out and avoid some of the alternative roads that are not what the Lord taught through his prophets or taught while he ministered here on earth.

How I live my faith

I try to think the the Sabbath day is the Lords day. I try not to get involved in activities that are just about having fun for me, that can take away from my remember the Lord. I pay my tithing. I try to read in the scriptures every day, at least some. I am honest in my business dealings. I am not perfect and I asked for mercy repent from my Heavenly Father. If I am serious about asking for mercy about my mistakes sins, then I will try to stay worthy of that mercy by avoiding those same errors in the future. If I really love him, I will keep his commandments. How can I say I am born again and not try to change and work toward being more Christ like. I accept Christ as my Savior, but I do it on his terms not mine. I will show love to Christ by how I live and what I do daily. I will endure.