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Hi I'm John

I'm a father of 3, a husband, a physical therapist, a woodworker, a chicken farmer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a physical therapist in a private outpatient orthopedic setting. I enjoy working with people who have medical complications get back the best quality of life they can have through exercise and/or putting my hands on their joints to make a positive change. I love teaching people about their bodies and how they work and how they can make positive changes to their health. I love seeing the "ah ha" moments that empower people to make positive changes. I guess I just love rehabilitation as I also like antique things, run down things and restoring them. Woodworking is a talent I have been trying to develop over the last several years. I like making furniture and cabinetry. I am a husband and father of 3 wonderful young children. I also enjoy hiking, camping and running. I am very busy throughout the day with work, kids, wife and

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are Mormon so therefore grew up "in the faith." I always had a basic understanding of Christ's teachings and tried to live them at home growing up but it was not until I decided to serve a mission for the church that I did some searching of my own. If I was to dedicate two years of my life to teaching people about the church I wanted to know if it was true. I spent many hours in the scriptures reading and praying. A solid answer did not come at church however I felt at peace with the teachings. One night I did feel a warm feeling that spoke to me by feeling such power that I could not deny it. Since then I have strengthened my testimony through continual prayer and scripture reading as well as personal experiences that have reinforced my beliefs. I get such a charge by going to church to feel the spirit and renewed desire to live the gospel the next week, to make changes of my own. I find peace and safety of the teachings of Christ and following the counsel of one of his prophets who is living today for our time. The scriptures are for us, however, a living prophet is keenly aware of our trials, and times and what the Lord has to say about it. There is no guess work. It is sure and steady. It's easier to guide your life with a compass rather than float through trying to find your way. Living the commandments help me rise above the fog and know where I should go.

How I live my faith

I currently have a calling or assignment in the ward I attend as a "ward mission leader" to the spanish speakers of our area. This allows me to go out with our missionaries to visit people who are interested in the church and speak spanish. It allows me to practice my spanish and spend time with the latin community. I served a mission myself in Argentina and this brings back many great memories of teaching and seeing how the gospel touched people's lives for the better. Above all I pray each day to ask for guidance with the things I am trying to accomplish with my family, work or personal relationship with my wife and kids. I try to apply Christ's teachings to how I treat others, perform my work or make decisions about the future. As I mentioned before I love having the teachings of a prophet to guide me in today's troubled world.