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Hi I'm Hans

I'm from Seattle. My wife, two daughters and son are my pride and joy. I'm an eye doctor. I'm a Christian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in that part of life where the clock is really picking up speed. It's hard to believe I have three kids and a wife. Raising a family is a lot more work and a lot more rewarding than I though it would be. I love being a dad. I'm an eye doctor. I've been in practice for just a few months. I really enjoy working with people and helping them solve problems related to their vision and eyes. It's a fascinating and challenging profession. There's always another curve ball you have to watch out for. I love exercising and playing. Right now, I'm into swimming. It's very enjoyable to hop in the pool before my work day and spend some time swimming laps. It's very relaxing for me but challenging at the same time as I work to perfect my technique and form. My wife and I enjoy playing racquetball together when we can. We have a great time together. I'm very interested in technology. Unfortunately, my interest in technology far outweighs my financial ability to acquire it. I love learning about what is on the horizon with computing and mobile devices as well as things like robotics and photography. I'm amazed by the technological advances that have occurred over the last 100 years and I'm excited to see what happens over the next few decades.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is something that takes personal conviction. I've realized that I get out of my membership what I put into it. The Lord promises us that if we draw nearer unto Him that He will draw nearer unto us. He has already created this earth for us and provided a life to live and a body. He asks that we make the next move. After we do that, he continues to help us and enrich our lives. I have continued to be a part of the LDS church because it has shown me how to draw nearer unto Christ. I've been able to get perspective and direction. The world we live in is pretty confusing. There are a lot of different ideas and philosophies and it can be difficult to know who or what to follow and trust. The gospel gives me a compass that helps me navigate through that confusion. Not that it provides all the answers to every question, but I know where to put my faith. That has been a foundation for my life and has helped me with the big decisions that have to do with eternity. It helps me to know what is really important and where to place my focus.

How I live my faith

In our family, we get to church every Sunday. That is quite a challenge with three little children. I think that at this stage, we're focusing on teaching our kids the habit of attending church each week. They're still a little too young to get much out of the meetings and they usually keep us from getting much out of the meetings as well. But they'll remember that we always went to church because we love the Lord and we appreciate what He has done for us. Right now, I help with the Sunday school in our ward. I enjoy teaching about the gospel. It helps me to deepen my own personal conviction about the teachings of Jesus. I think that it's important for people to get together and share their feelings about the Savior with each other. We strengthen one another and help each other's burdens lighter. We are like burning coals in a fire. If we take one coal out, it will cool off and lose it's glowing warmth. Place it back in the fire and it lights up and warms the coals around it.