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Hi I'm Grant

I grew up in Pennsylvania. I am now a husband, father, coach, and a physician in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up just outside Philadelphia and was raised by great parents who joined the Mormon church just before I was born. I played basketball in college for 4 great years. At college I met and married the most beautiful girl in the world, and I love her dearly. After getting an education in Utah and Indiana, I am now a physician practicing in Arizona. I have 4 wonderful children ages 6 to 14. In my spare time, I enjoy coaching and playing basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 16, I went to church because my parents did. I believed in God because they did. However, I started realizing that I needed to believe in God for myself and not rely on other peoples beliefs. So I decided to find out for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. I knew that every belief in the church was dependent on the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, so I decided to read it for myself and to pray and ask God if it was true. I read the Book of Mormon every night for 6 months. Each night, after reading I would get down on my knees and pray to God and ask him if the Book of Mormon was true. Each night I would listen carefully but did not feel I had an answer. In frustration, I went and spoke to my mother and told her I was not getting my own answer that the Book of Mormon was true. I told her that I had not heard a voice telling me it was true. She then said something very profound that has changed my life ever since. She said, "Grant, the Holy Ghost usually does not speak to you in a voice you can hear, but in a voice you can feel." Right at that moment, it was like a light bulb went off in my head. I realized that the Holy Ghost had been answering my prayers and I hadn't noticed it. I had felt so much joy and peace when I read the Book of Mormon. In fact, I realized I was a much happier person in all aspects of my life during those 6 months while I was studying the Book of Mormon. Those feelings were the Holy Ghost speaking to me. Right then I knew without any doubt at all, that the Book of Mormon was true and contained the word of God. And since the Book of Mormon was true, I now also knew for sure that Jesus is the Christ and my Savior, and that there are living prophets again on the earth, just as in times of old. And I felt a very strong desire to share these feelings with everyone.

How I live my faith

While I was 18, I decided to serve a 2 year mission for the church so I could share what I had come to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ with other people. At the same time I was being recruited to play Division 1 college basketball. I knew I had to make a decision, to either go to college and play college basketball or to serve the Lord on a 2 year mission. For me, the decision was easy, I decided to serve a 2 year mission. When the college basketball coaches came to my house for their recruiting visits, I told each of them I had decided to spend the next two years serving the Lord on a mission. I was surprised to find out that not one of them had an issue with that, and they all unanimously told me I would still have a scholarship to play basketball for them when I got off the mission in 2 years. I was called to serve in France for those 2 years as a full time missionary and loved my experiences there. Now, 20 years later, I am still actively serving in the church. I currently serve as a counselor to the bishop. The part I most enjoy is working with the youth in the church. They are so willing to learn and are our future. I also really enjoy coaching youth sports in the community, which have included football, basketball, and baseball. Currently, I coach basketball at our local high school. I feel so fortunate for the many blessings I have received. I have been the beneficiary of so many hard working people and feel the need to give back to the community and help the next generation of youth to reach their potential.