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Hi I'm Howard

I grew up in Southern California, became a dentist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a grandpa, a father, a husband, and a general dentist. I love the outdoors including hunting, flyfishing, and team sports. I love my family. They are the center of my world. Much of my spare time is spent riding my bicycle. I used to love to race, but now ride for fitness and pleasure.

Why I am a Mormon

The church teaches me the purpose of life and what my Heavenly Father would have me do. It helps me raise my family, provides oportunities to help others, and brings joy to me. By studying the Bible and Book of Mormon, I have grown closer to my Savior. As I live the commandments and teaching of Jesus Christ, true happiness and contentment come into my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate source of happiness.

How I live my faith

I strive daily to be a better person than I was yesterday. I believe true happiness comes to us as we treat others the way we would wanted to be treated. Life is short and sometimes hard, but we can have great joy as we work hard and try to serve those around us. I love to watch my grandchildren participate in sporting events. I want them to know that I am on their side and that I love them. I encourage them to play hard, give their best, and be good sports. When possible, I love to help their coaches and teams in any way I can. Our church provides many opportunities to serve others. As my boys were going up, I had the opportunity to be a Boy Scout leader. Many nights and weekends were spent camping and hiking. I was their basketball and softball coach. I was able to share my values and feelings with on many occasions. I watched many young men and women grow to adulthood and became their close friend. I love to see them now with their own families. Our Father in Heaven has given us this time on earth. How we use it is up to us. Used properly, it can bring us unbelievable happiness and satisfaction.