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Hi I'm Lance

I'm a medical student, a deep thinker, a family historian, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

A few months ago I began medical school in an unfamiliar state. Sometimes when I remember this fact, I marvel that I am actually achieving my dreams. As I contemplate my future career in medicine, I look to the Savior Jesus Christ as the master healer. He has healed me and countless others, both physically and spiritually. I desire to assist Him in the important work of bringing comfort and healing to the sick and the afflicted. I am the oldest (but not the tallest) of four boys. Growing up, my parents taught me to love and serve God. They taught me well, and although I am on my own now, I still try every day to lead a life that is pleasing to God. A few years ago I served a full-time church mission in Armenia. I felt honored to live among and serve a people who has believed in Christ for many centuries. My experiences with these good people strengthened my faith and resolve to follow Jesus Christ. Outside of my studies--both spiritual and medical--I love to play racquetball, tennis, board games, and the piano. With so many good things in life that we could do, I often am amazed by how much we can accomplish with God's help. My experience in life has taught me that God hears and answers prayers. He is anxious to guide and strengthen us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church and I felt like the things I was taught were true. I remember reading the Book of Mormon in high school in a short period of time and I was reassured that it was the word of God. My conviction of these truths has continued to grow, especially as I have seen others change and grow. Truly the gospel of Jesus Christ can make bad men good and good men better. I have seen such a transformation in my life and I know that it is necessary for each of us to enter the kingdom of God.

How I live my faith

I seek everyday to turn outward and see how I can help others. I'm certainly not perfect, but I know how much a friendly conversation or even a smile can benefit me, so I try to do the same to others. This is how the Savior lived and I try to follow His example.