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Hi I'm James

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father, a husband, and a surgeon. I treat diseases of the ear, nose and throat, as well as reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. We like to ski, hike, camp, and jet ski. I like to run, mountain bike, road bike, hunt, and fly fish. I am married to a beautiful woman who I knew as soon as I met her that she was the one for me. We were married 15 years ago. She keeps me sane, balances me, is a wonderful mother to 2 very active kids, and is the person I want to spend forever with.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family that had been a part of the restored church of Jesus Christ since the early days of the restoration. I had ancestors that walked across the plains, pursued by mobs. Faith however, is not something that is passed down through genetics or birthright. From my childhood I found comfort in the teachings of a loving Heavenly Father. But, as I got older and began to question everything around me, I had to find out for myself. There was a culture and tradition that I was a part of, but I was not content to simply follow without knowing. I sought to know for myself. Through prayer, I received an undeniable witness, that came not from me, but from God. I was so startled by the feelings of peace and comfort that came over me, that I could not contain the emotion. Many times since then, as I have learned eternal truths, or been the mouthpiece in giving blessings, the Holy Spirit has touched that inner part of my being where I know beyond doubt that God lives and loves me, and that He has called prophets today.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday School and love it. I enjoy the opportunity to really delve into the scriptures each week. It is a joy to teach and to learn and share together as we discuss the Gospel. I also have the privilege of visiting 4 families each month as a home teacher and there we leave messages of hope and give service where possible. I think that the most important way in which I live my faith though, isn't what I do at church. It is by living as a disciple of Jesus would live, to be an example of a Christian life, and helping my children to develop faith of their own. I was also blessed with the opportunity to be a missionary, a representative of Christ in spreading the Gospel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.