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Hi I'm Cordell Esplin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 57 year old doctor with six children from 16 to 28 years of age. I live in Phoenix Arizona where I practice Interventional Radiology and live with my wife and 16 year old daughter. I have a daughter and son in college and three married children. I am an active member of the church. When I have time, I enjoy spending time climbing mountains, rafting,skiing and spending time with my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church, but that is not the whole reason why I am a Mormon. As most teenagers do, I questioned most of the things my parents had taught me. I found that I had to learn the important things of life for myself. While at college and in Medical School I found that learning correct principles and acting according to those principles bore good fruit. The same is true of the gospel of Christ. My belief in Christ and his gospel has cemented by the fact that when I act in accordance with the gospel my life is blessed and my testimony grows. I have six healthy children all of which avoided the serious errors of this world. Three of these children are married and starting families of their own living the true principles of the gospel. Four of these children have given two years of their life to serve God on a mission. The oldest boy spent two years in Portugal. My oldest daughter taught the people of China. My middle boy served in Minnesota and my youngest son just returned from his mission in Honduras. My testimony of Christ is based on a personal recognition of the blessings of living the gospel in my life and seeing the blessings in the lives of my wife and children. I know that the family is designed by God to bless our lives. Just as medical school taught me, true principles in how to treat illness, the gospel of Christ has taught me true principles in how to bless my own life and the lives of others. Christ has spoken to my soul and taught me the truths that have blessed my life and the lives of my family. God is Love and God desires all of his children to be happy. I bear witness to the truth of these things.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in all aspects of my life. I live my faith in how I practice medicine. I live my faith in how I interact with my wife and children. My faith is a part of all things that I do. I work with the Young Women in the church. I work with other leaders to organize service projects, dances and educational and spiritual experiences for the young women in the church. My faith is a part of me that cannot be separated from who I am. The church gives me opportunities to serve and to be served by others. My faith gives me confidence that even though the earth is in turmoil that by living the correct principles of the gospel that I can bless the lives of my patients, friends and family. I know that I must be active in neighborhood, city, state and country to help make things the best they can be. In the end I try to be the best that I can be and to do the best that I can to show my faith in God.