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Hi I'm Doug

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Los Angeles and raised in the south central section of the city. This provided for me a very culturally and racially enriched experience. I've been blessed to be married to my lovely wife for nearly 40 years and we are the proud parents of four wonderful children and 15 marvelous grandchildren. Although we have previously lived in California, Utah, Kentucky, Idaho, Minnesota, and North Carolina - we have spent the majority of our life together in Colorado where we have enjoyed the beauties and the cultural and recreational opportunities of the intermountain west. I have been a dental educator for nearly 30 years and also serve as dental director for a program which takes care of the health care needs of the vulnerable elderly.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon when I was 19 years old. During my high school years, my mother passed away quite unexpectedly. As I mourned her loss, I began to wrestle with questions about the purpose of life, how I could be truly happy, and whether I would have an opportunity to reunite with my family after death. Although I had Mormon pioneer ancestors on my mother’s side of the family, I did not know much about what Mormons believed before attending college. My brother was the first to join and encouraged me to learn about the Church. I talked with the missionaries and other members, read the Book of Mormon as well as the New Testament and other scriptures, attended church, and pondered and prayed during the next 18 months. As I did so, I consistently found that I experienced warm, comforting, and affirming feelings deep within my heart. At the age of 19, I was baptized and served as a missionary in Japan for two years. This experience was truly joyous and eventful. I am Mormon because I have learned the true key to life’s purpose, how to be genuinely happy, and that families can be forever. The Savior is the cornerstone of the Church and I experience great peace and happiness as I strive to grow closer to Him. I appreciate His guidance and direction in my life. He provides for me a comforting confidence and eternal perspective regarding life’s problems and challenges. His teachings and restored gospel have become an important blueprint for me in how to live my life. I have grown in deep appreciation for his sinless sacrifice benefitting me and all mankind. As a Mormon, I am also grateful for the opportunities and encouragement to serve, nurture, and help bless the lives of all of God’s children

How I live my faith

I strive to live my life in a manner that is consistent with the teachings of Christ. I have been able to serve in a variety of Church callings and I am currently teaching teenagers about the New Testament. I seek to be a good, caring, generous and responsible member of society.