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Hi I'm John

I'm a family physician. I started a family in Las Vegas and brought them back to my small town roots in Iowa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended two ultra-conservative colleges, but I finally graduated from one of the most progressive liberal arts schools in the nation. I worked as a lab technician, played bass guitar in a 60's garage band, was a labor union steward, studied Kung Fu for a few years, and rode a bicycle across Iowa about nine times. My fiance broke off our engagement after having an affair with a musician passing through town. She moved to Hollywood to become a singer, worked as a waitress for awhile and ended up as a call girl. For a few years I lived in an apartment with several room mates. One was a nice enough guy when he was sober, but had a tendency to throw butcher knives when he got drunk. Another was a pathological liar who liked to borrow my money. Another was a divorced, emotionally scarred veteran (also an alcoholic) who eventually ended up marrying my ex-fiance. I finally decided that being without roommates had its merits, even if it meant living alone in a $200 a month apartment.

Why I am a Mormon

When my career stalled, I decided to go back to my original plan of becoming a doctor. I entered medical school at the age of 3,7 graduating from my family practice residency when I turned 42. I decided on a whim to leave Iowa and move to Las Vegas, Nevada. My sister called the LDS missionaries and had them come to my door. She had heard that Mormons had churches just for unmarried people called "singles wards" and she thought it might be a good way to get her kid brother married off. I was searching for something more in my life. I valued home, marriage, and family and had always wanted to find a church that truly reflected what I felt was right in my heart. When I listened to the missionaries and read from the Book of Mormon everything seemed to ring true. Everyone that I met at church was friendly, honest and, well.... just good people. And, yes, it didn't hurt that most of the young women in the local singles' ward were pretty. So a couple of months after starting to investigate the church, I was baptized. At my baptism, there was an exceptionally beautiful young woman playing the piano. We spoke for a few minutes. Later I learned that she had received a strong impression that someday I was going to be her husband. Despite a considerable difference in our ages, and the fact that she didn't find me all that attractive, her feeling persisted. Eight months later we were married.

How I live my faith

My initial positive impression of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been confirmed and expanded many times over since my conversion. My faith is the foundation of my family. My wife is my soul mate and the light of my life. My son and daughter are truly blessings from my Heavenly Father. I cannot envision a better reward than living with my family through eternity.