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Hi I'm Ron

I am an anesthesiologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father and a grandfather. My life as an anesthesiologist is very rewarding. I enjoy music and play several instruments, including clarinet in the local community band; piano and organ at church; as well as sing on most any occasion. My hobbies include boating, shooting, coin collecting, comedy, theatrics and adventures.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised by active parents within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was easy for me to see their good examples. I continue to thrill at the testimonies of my siblings. I am enthralled by the gospel's completeness. I am continually touched by talks in our local ward, stake and general conferences by the Spirit which testifies of truth. I am not perfect; nevertheless, I do know that the restored gospel is the pathway which enlightens one's mind, gives purpose to one's soul, and directs one to become more like the Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity of serving in the wards and stakes in which I have lived since my early youth. I enjoy working with the members of the Boy Scouts of America, as a leader and as a merit badge counselor. I relish the opportunities that I have working with our young women organizations. I love my family and strive to be a good leader for them. The Thirteenth Article of Faith has always been a guidepost, if you will, for me. "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul- We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, nd hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely , or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

There is a personal satisfaction in providing for oneself and family. We also believe that throughout our lives, there wil be challenges for us to face. If one is prepared for downturns in the economy, loss of employment, or catastrophic accident or illness, we will have the reserve that we need. If we do have more than we need, we also can be blessed by sharinig with others of that which we have recieved. Show more Show less