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Hi I'm Joe

I'm a husband, father, dentist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my best friend for over 10 years and we have 4 gorgeous daughters. We both grew up in Arizona but are now living in San Antonio, Texas where I practice dentistry. I love spending time with my family. There's nothing better in the world than family fun night which consists of my wife's homemade pizza, root beer, and a movie that we enjoy "picnic style" in the family room. I also enjoy playing sports, trying new foods, astronomy, and driving my Mazda.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were both raised as member of the church. All of my grandparents were Mormons as well as my great-grandparents. In fact, I can trace church membership in my ancestry all the way back to the days of Joseph Smith. This has been a great blessing in my life. However, it is not because of this heritage that I am a Mormon. It is much more personal than that. A wonderful part of the Gospel is that each individual can receive a personal witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world. I was blessed to receive that witness from the Holy Ghost and can now testify that I know for myself that my Redeemer lives. By the same method I have come to know that Joseph Smith did in fact see God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and that they spoke with him and that through him the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored. Likewise the Holy Ghost has testified to me of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and of a living prophet today.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon means that you get a chance to have a variety of service and leadership opportunities. In addition to regular Sunday church services, members enjoy the blessing of sharing their time and talents with others. Currently I am part of a committee that oversees the Sunday lessons as well as the personal welfare of the members in my area. I get to teach a lesson about the gospel once a month and coordinate various activities that build unity and brotherhood. On occasion I help my wife with her assignment of teaching a class of seven-year-olds (they can be quite a handful).