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Hi I'm Barak

I'm a Mormon, husband, father, and dental student.

About Me

I grew up in Florida I enjoyed wrestling, running, and art. I studied illustration for my undergraduate degree and I am now attending dental school. While going through college I took off two years to serve a mission for the LDS church. I went to Chile. Following, the mission experience I met my wife and we were married in the Salt Lake City Temple. I now have one son and can't wait to add more children to out family.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents were already mormons before I was born. I grew up learning the teachings of the church. Throughout my childhood I felt comfort and security because of my faith. I continue to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ because I often look back on my life and can attribute every blessing to my obedience to the gospel. I continue to feel a reassurance that this church has the fulness of the Gospel, and I know that one day I can live with my family for eternity if I continue to follow it.

How I live my faith

There are many things I do to live my faith. Every morning I read scriptures from the Bible or the Book of Mormon. I do this during my own personal time and also with my family. Throughout the day I try to follow the example Christ has given, I search for ways to lift others through kindness. On Sundays I attend three hours of church meetings. I do my best to make Sunday a special and holy day. I don't do schoolwork that day or shop. Instead I focus on things that will bring me closer to Christ. I serve in my church as a hometeacher. As a hometeacher I visit other members of the church and share with them special messages from our living prophets. I also look after the welfare of these members. Other things I do to live my faith include: temple service, prayer, family home evening, food storage, service projects, attend General Conference, write in my journal, and love my wife faithfully. Doing these things has made my life dynamic and wonderful.