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Hi I'm Greg

I'm studying Biology for preHealth. I work full time. I'm a dad. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm studying in school and hope to be entering medical school in the next two years. I just had my first son recently and I work full-time as a Fraud Analyst for a Bank. Between full-time school, a full-time job and being a full time dad, it gets pretty hectic! I try to work hard in everything I do and I want my children to know that hard work always pays off. The reason I want to be a doctor is simple. I want to make a positive impact on people's lives. Not just that I want them to get over a physical ailment or illness, but I want to help others become better. I love etymology recently found out that "Doctor" is actually Latin for "teacher"... In that aspect I want to "teach" others about how to be better physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love what I have learned as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. I have been strengthened and I know that the power of prayer is real. Once when I was about 10 years old, I was on a scouting trip with my dad and our scout troop. We went hiking up to the top of a big mountain and it took the majority of the morning just to get to the top. I remember that we were learning about the different kind of plants, animals and rocks along the way and we were having a great time. On the way back, my friend and I decided to take a shortcut through the underbrush and thought it would be fun to have our own adventure. After about a half hour of walking, we soon realized that this was no shortcut and we were lost. I remember thinking about how my parents had taught me that when we needed help, we could turn to Heavenly Father in prayer and he would answer us. I then took the time to kneel down and I remember asking Heavenly Father to help me find my dad so I could go home. As soon as I finished my prayer, I felt that I would receive an answer and started to walk down till we found a dried-up riverbed. It had not been more than five minutes since I prayed that I heard my dad's voice calling my name some 20 feet away. I called back and when I saw my dad, I embraced him and said. "I won't ever go off the path again dad. You were an answer to my prayer." Heavenly Father wants us to keep on the path and sometimes when we leave the path, we need to remember that our Father in Heaven will come looking for us if we ask for His help. It's experiences like these that I've had throughout my life that strengthen and uplift me. I have received a testimony that God lives and loves us as His spiritual children and that's why he sent His son, Jesus Christ to pay for our sins. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am one of the leaders over the men grouped from 18 to 35. My responsibility is primarily over making sure that we have teachers for each Sunday and if there aren't any, then I am prepared to teach the class myself! We also organize service projects for our community (recently we repainted fire hydrants!) and we are also excited about preparing group activities so we can socialize! We are a social people and we like to have fun. We often hold Chili cook-offs and game nights to have some fun with the people we worship with. It helps to have friends who share the same values as you and builds up the community where we live.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Greg
Well, I can say that I was one of those guys on bikes and wearing a name tag and tie every day for two years. The reason I did it is because my mother is a convert and she had to have a lot of faith to jump into the Gospel, and I had to have a lot of Faith to teach it! By sharing my testimony, I showed the Savior how much His message meant to me. If the word "Gospel" means "good news" isn't about time that we shared it? Show more Show less