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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon. I am a 6th generation Mormon and 5th generation resident of Arizona.

About Me

I am a retired dentist in Arizona. I have been married to my wife Marilyn for 50 years and we have six children and twenty grandchildren. I enjoy walking, golf, swimming, cooking and playing with my grandchildren. I was involved with my community through the years, including eight years on the Mesa Board of Education, two as president, 3 years on the Community Coucil and assisted in the political campaigns of two mayors and several city councilmen. I was a member of Rotary Club International for 40 years, including a term as president of Mesa Rotary Club. I attended Arizona State University, Brigham Young University and received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California San Francisco. I was involved in the Boy Scouts of America movement for 25 years, twice as scout master. My four sons are all Eagle Scouts. I have served three full time missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One in the Northwestern United States from 1957 - 1959 and two to England with my wife in 2003-2004 in northeast England and 2010 - 2011 in the London Family History Center.

Why I am a Mormon

As stated before I am a 5th generation member of the Church. I became a member because of the testimony of my parents and grandparents. Though I had the foundation for a testimony before, as a 20 year old missionary I took the oportunity to study and pray and through the Holy Ghost receive my own testimony of the devinity of Jesus Christ, of latter-day prophets and the Gospsel as it has been restored in this time. In over 70 years of observing people around me I believe that the life I lead by following the teachings of Jesus Christ is the happiest and most meaningful that I could have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live each day as I believe that Christ would have me live. I believe that the key to this is service, in the community, in the Church and at home. I have served the community through my Rotary Club, by volunteering at the local Arts Center as an usher and by taking part in many other community activities. For my church I have spent time at the Mesa LDS Temple, as a volunteer at the Mesa LDS Employment Center and two 18 month missions for the Church in England. At home I give time helping my children with their houses and families. Also I believe that it is important to study and pray to develope myself and to attend church to receive strength from others and to share my spiritual strength with them.