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Hi I'm J Patridge

I converted in 2002 at age 49. I'm a father to adopted children, an anesthesiologist, a sportbike knee dragger. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to ride sportbikes. I go to trackdays with my best friend. I am an anesthesiologist and people at work think I'm a little crazy because I ride a bike to work. I love my family. My wife of nine years and I have adopted two children, one a newborn. I know this was the right thing for us even though I am a little older. I am also an ex mountain bike champion. I won in the state of Arizona two different times for my age group in the expert class. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert. I swore I would never join any church. I met my wife and her family and wondered why they got along so well. I asked to attend my first service in Dec. 2001. I knew that this was something different and asked to see the missionaries. I was baptized in Feb. 2002. I am an anesthesiologist (physician) and needed proof to feel right about my decision. This came from prayer and answers from the Holy Ghost. I know Heavenly Father has answered my prayers. I know that tithing has brought our family incredible blessings. I know that living the principles of the Gospel keeps our family strong. I know that our leaders are divinely inspired. I love being a Mormon and the blessing of living the principles I know are true.

How I live my faith

I attend church regularly. I have worked with the youth in past years. I pay my tithing and have always enjoyed rich blessings. We have activities with the other familes, dinners plays etc. We do everything from ice cream socials to helping our friends move. I live my ideals by trying to be of service to others.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

J Patridge
My testimony has come from answers to prayer. This spiritual witness is available to anyone that is living in a worthy manner. I know that Heavenly Father loves us , that Jesus Christ lives, that he carried out the Atonement, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, chosen by God to restore the gospel to the world today. Show more Show less