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Hi I'm Gary

I'm a Mormon. I'm a tax attorney and I am being treated for lung cancer.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of seven married children (and that gives us 7 wonderful sons in law and daughters in law). We have 23 grandchildren. I enjoy family togetherness and reading. Before my illness I liked to golf. I am learning to rely more on Jesus Christ's love for his children and his ability to comfort in time of trial while going through chemotherapy and brain radiation. This illness has been a great trial but my family and I have experienced great comfort from friends, neighbors and strangers who have prayed for us and encouraged us, by word and by example. God has performed miracles, but our faith is in Jesus Christ and is not dependent on outcomes.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Holy Spirit has confirmed in my soul that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He know us personally and loves us and manifests that love through the power of the Holy Ghost. He also blesses our lives through inspired acts of kindness from other people.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by daily reading and pondering the scriptures, by daily prayer and by serving in various capacities in our local congregation (that we call a ward). I have worked with the teen agers and adults. I have found great joy in assisting those who live in nursing homes or similar facilities. I am very committed to education and have served on boards of various foundations devoted to education. I also have volunteered for several committees that assist and support our local school districts. I believe that two of the great blessings of discipleship are spiritual strength through the grace of God and opportunites to serve others.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

The vastness of the universe and the intricacies of the human body, the interplay of plants and animals and the interdependence of the environment are strong evidence of God's existence. Ultimately the witness of His Holy Spirit becomes the most persuasive of the witnesses of his divine existence Show more Show less