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Hi I'm Doug

I grew up in California. I am a father of three boys. I work as an anesthesiologist. I enjoy soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three boys. My wife is Korean American and we have traveled to Korea several times. I am a doctor and enjoy the challenges that my job brings on a daily basis. I can't wait to get home to play soccer and have water-gun wars with my kids. We enjoy canoe trips on the Puget Sound, as well as fishing and crabbing. I play in community basketball and soccer leagues and coach my boys' teams.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a deep conviction of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was encouraged at an early age by wise parents and mentors to search for truth through fasting, study, and prayer. As a young boy I understood that committing to the Gospel meant quite a bit of work and sacrifice. Because of this, I had moments when I hoped to find out that these teachings were not true and were simply stories and concepts created by men. Fortunately, I accepted the challenge to read, fast, and pray and felt the promptings of the Holy Ghost clearly confirming the truth of the principles I had been taught. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that He gave us the opportunity to overcome sin and death through His wonderful sacrifice. I know that true happiness comes from aligning our priorities and lifestyle to match the boundaries that the Lord has set. He knows us very well and loves us more than we can imagine. He wants to bless us and will help us along the way as we try to be more like Him. He has given us the scriptures, the gift of prayer, and has restored the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth in these Latter Days. He leads His church by revelation through a living prophet just as He did in ancient times. The blessings that can be ours through true conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ are real and everlasting.

How I live my faith

Every Monday night we have Family Home Evening (the kids call it "FHE"). We sing songs, pray, and have Gospel discussions as a family followed by a game or other activity of choice. This has become something that we look forward to every week. I have the privilege to visit many of the other Church members in their homes to share Gospel messages and try to help them in any way they stand in need. This is a great way to shed my naturally selfish nature and recognize the many blessings that I enjoy. I also have the frequent opportunity to lead Gospel discussion during class in Church on Sundays. Preparing for these lessons has been a huge blessing as I feel the guidance of the Holy Ghost testify of the truthfulness of the things that I study and learn throughout the week. I love to read and find myself reading many types of books. I truly enjoy almost all of them, but the holy scriptures and the words of the prophets have a fullness and real quality to them not found in any other forms of literature. When I was 19, I had the honor of serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Santiago, Chile. I will never stop benefiting from what I learned and experienced in those two years of service. I know that the Lord truly blesses those who serve Him. My participation in the church in these areas has been a huge blessing in my life.