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Hi I'm A.J. Proctor

I'm a husband, I love sports, I am a student doctor, I love playing the guitar and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love my wife! We have been married for four years and she is the best thing to ever happen to me. We have an adorable little boy who is 10 months old. We are also expecting another child some time early 2016. I am a dentist; I love helping people smile. I believe everyone should love their smile. So iif I can help those who do not, then I know I have accomplished something great. I love to be outside! It has been hard living in Phoenix because it can get really hot. I love the 8 months of paradise but the 4 months of 100+ degrees is a killer.

Why I am a Mormon

As a dentist, I have learned so many things about the human body. It is amazing what our bodies do each and every day. We truly take our bodies for granted. I know that our bodies are gifts from God and that we are meant to take care of them every day. In order to help us do that, Heavenly Father has given us guidelines called the "Word of Wisdom". These guidelines teach us to consume foods that are healthy and to stay away from things that will damage our bodies (such as alcohol, drugs, and tobacco). This is just one example of how our Heavenly Father speaks to us today. I know he speaks to us; both individually each day and collectively through His prophets and apostles. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the church God uses to call those apostles and prophets. We can access God's teachings not only in the scriptures (which are amazing by-the-way), but also by reading and listening to the words of present day apostles and prophets.

How I live my faith

My life, up to this point, has consisted of having a lot of fun! I was blessed to grow up in a place where you can golf & snow ski all in the same day. Naturally, I took advantage. I played sports in high school and went on to play soccer in college. After college I developed a tremendous love for the "Greatest Snow on Earth", which falls on the Wasatch Mountains, in the state of Utah. I wanted to participate in competitive skiing, so I did. As I mentioned before, I have enjoyed my surroundings & I have played a lot. Perhaps one of the things I have learned about playing is that you have to WORK HARD in order to PLAY HARD. Life isn't just about playing all of the time. Learning to work has been one of the most important things I have learned from playing. Since I was 14 years old, my parents encouraged me to have a job. I started working at a local sporting goods store, then worked at a watch shop for the remainder of my high school years. Since then I have worked as a waiter, a salesman, a storage facility manager, and a dental assistant. Each of those jobs has taught me something important about work, and about life. I wouldn't be the person I am today without each one of those opportunities. Now that I have the opportunity to work in dentistry, I look forward to helping people. As my love for the Savior grows, I know service is one of the best ways to demonstrate an increased ability to love. As a member of the Church, I served a two-year proselyting and service mission in Caracas, Venezuela. This experience was, perhaps, the most influential and life-changing experience of my life thus far. During that time I learned to love a group of people I hadn't previously known. I learned patience. I learned what was most important in life; our relationships with others. I wouldn't trade those two years for anything in this world. Daily, I look back and remember my experiences and the wonderful lessons I learned while serving in Venezuela.