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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a neonatologist. I take care of premature babies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in many parts of the U.S. and love the California sunshine, the warm and friendly people of Montana, the mountains of Utah, and the wide open spaces of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. I have traveled to 31 countries and love meeting new people, seeing new things, and trying new foods. My passions are providing the best possible care to sick newborn babies, teaching medical students and residents, and being a part of exciting new research. One of the highlights of my life is traveling to new places to teach neonatal resuscitation (what to do in the first 10 minutes of life if a baby is not breathing). My wife and I have been married for almost 29 years and it just gets more fun every year.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe there is a God in heaven, that He is our father, knows each of us individually and loves us very much. I don’t know how it is possible for one person to know billions and billions of his children intimately, but I trust that His ways are higher than our ways and that with Him all things are possible. I believe that God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to live in poverty on earth, to set the perfect example of obedience and love, and to sacrifice his own perfect life to atone for our sins if we will repent and follow Him. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be born again. I don’t know how it is possible for one person to suffer to the extent that billions of God’s children can be redeemed by that sacrifice, but I trust in Him and in the words of the prophets, both ancient and modern, that this is so. I believe that God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, have followed a divine pattern throughout the history of the world of calling holy men, prophets and apostles, and telling these holy men their will. I believe that Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Peter and the other apostles spoke with God. I believe that commandments are not restrictions, but blessings from a loving God that can help us avoid sin, pain, and sorrow. I believe that there are prophets and apostles on the earth today and that they receive revelations from Jesus Christ who has been resurrected from the dead and dwells in heaven with God, our father. These revelations help us embrace goodness, avoid the pain of sin, and find peace and joy in this life and the life to come. I believe that the Book of Mormon is a book of sacred scripture, much like the Bible, that it contains the words of ancient prophets that lived in the Americas prior to the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs, and that its central message is that Jesus Christ is the son of God, the redeemer of mankind.

How I live my faith

I enjoy attending church on Sunday. We start with a worship service for the entire congregation and then have classes where we learn together the principles of the gospel. I love spending time with the young people. I am impressed with the rising generation. Watching them go to nursing homes, perform service, and grow in their faith is inspiring. I feel younger just being around them!