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Hi I'm Lance

I'm a Mormon. I live in Northwest Montana. I enjoy the outdoors. I have a passion for horses.

About Me

I grew up on a ranch in Southern Idaho. I have 2 brothers and 3 Sisters. I developed a love of the outdoors as I grew up. Horses have been a very big part of my life. I enjoy snow skiing, and time spent serving on several ski patrols while attending College. Because of the experiences I had on ski patrols and working as a EMT I decided to pursue Medical School. I developed an interest in surgery and currently have a Surgery practice in Montana. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife of 27 years. She is my best friend and partner. We have a eternal family of 2 sons and a daughter. Our daughter passed away after blessing our home for a short but wonderful 4 months. I have one son in college and another on a mission. They have truly been a joy in our lives. I enjoy fishing, hunting, golf, and snow and water skiing. I am blessed to live in the beautiful mountains of Montana and this allows me to enjoy my interests.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be raised in a gospel centered home. I have always followed the teachings of the church to the best of my ability. I suspect I truly became converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ when I served a mission in Up-State New York. When I started teaching others about the gospel my testimony grew and I truly learned for myself that the church is true. I believe a true testimony comes with obedience to the teachings of Christ, prayer and study. I know that Jesus Christ is the son of God, that he is my Savior and Redeemer. That he came to earth to show us the perfect example. By following his teachings we can repent of our mistakes and return to live with our Heavenly Father. All this because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. God so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten son. What great peace that knowledge gives to me. I am so humbled by the Saviors love for each of us. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and is another testimony of Jesus Christ. It reinforces the Bible and helps me to really know that Jesus Christ was resurrected and Lives today. What great joy that knowledge beings to my soul. I know that by living the teachings of the church you can find joy in this life and the life to come. I am grateful for my family and the knowledge that we can be together forever. I know that we have a living Prophet on the earth today that leads and guides the church under the Direction of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

This church is one of service to others. I have been taught and I truly believe the teachings of the Prophet King Benjamin in The Book of Mormon. He taught that; '...when you are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God'. The church gives opportunity for all of us to do service. I have been blessed to be involved with the youth for many years. The church is a sponor of The Boy Scouts of America. I have been working with this program in the church for nearly 15 years. I have also been a teacher in sunday school. I have served in several other leadership positions including a counselor to the bishop on several different occasions. My wife and I have been activity directors to plan and conduct ward gatherings. I was honored to serve a mission as a 19 year old in up-state New York. I know that i have grow spiritually and have been personally blessed by serving others.