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Hi I'm James

I am veterinarian practicing on small animals in Glendale, Arizona, and I am very much, a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up here in Arizona where there are many members of the church, but I never really met any Mormons or learned about the church until I was in college in Colorado. I am a companion animal veterinarian, own my own business, and I also operate a air conditioning business and have a dozen rental homes as side businesses. My daughter and I just published a book about a young girl and her dog titled "Kemo". I also enjoy hiking, gardening, scuba diving and just working around the house.

Why I am a Mormon

My family never was religious but one day I felt very impressed to read the Bible. When I did I gained a testimony of Jesus Christ, but as I studied, I wondered why a loving God would stop talking to his children, why marriage had to be "to death do us part" and why there were so many different churches around. A girl I worked with told me that her church did not believe that God had stopped speaking to people, and that marriage could last forever and she told me about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. I read the book and prayed for some time to know if it was true, and I received a clear answer to my prayers that it was. I was baptized as soon as I could be and have been an active member ever since.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to act as a disciple of Jesus every day. I pray alone and with my wife 2 or more times daily, I read the Bible and Book of Mormon daily, I attend church without fail, but most importantly, I try to make living the commandments a part of my daily life. In business, I realize that we need to make money, but we must be honest with all customers. I try to be kind, even when others are not kind to me, and not let what others do influence me. I try hard to live so if someone observed me from far off, they would not see me do anything that was unsavory or UN-Christlike. Hopefully I succeed more times than not.