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Hi I'm Doug

I'm a Mormon. I live in a small town in south central Utah. I have a great family and am a retired high school music teacher.

About Me

My family is the most precious thing in my life. I have been married to my wonderful wife for 39 years. We have 6 children. 4 biological sons and 2 adopted daughters. 5 of our children are married. We have 12 grand children with 2 more on the way. Our youngest daughter is still at home and is a sophomore in high school. I have taught high school music for 37 years and have have loved every minute of it. (Well, maybe a few of the minutes were not loved, but most of them were great) I retired this year and am enjoying spending much of my time with my sweetheart and best friend. I didn't know how great life could be with out being in charge of concerts, pep band and musicals. I am looking forward to going to our school's many activities, only now, I am going to listen, watch and enjoy. Our youngest daughter plays Volley Ball and Basket Ball. My wife and I love to go and watch her and her friends compete with the other schools in our great State. My wife is currently serving as Young Women's Pres. in our LDS ward and has been for over 3 years now. I was recently released from our bishopric and am now serving as ward choir director. A few years ago I also served as bishop of our ward. That was a great time in our lives, but a time I'm glad is behind us now. I also served an LDS mission to Argentina. The gospel and my family have provided me with many wonderful and exciting moments that I will cherish forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to an LDS family and the church has always been a very important part of my life. I grew up hearing my parents talk of the church and of Jesus Christ. They bore their testimonies often and taught me the importance of living the gospel. My wife and I were married in an LDS temple and have tried to teach our children the gospel as well. Our 5 married kids all went to the temple to be married. They all are active in the church and have increasingly strong testimonies as well. Our 15 year old daughter is also working toward a temple marriage and I pray daily that she will have that experience also. I have never had a doubt that the church was true. I know that most of the time I don't share my testimony with others as I should. But I know that God lives and that his son, Jesus Christ is our savior. I know that Christ restored his church through the prophet Joseph Smith and that we are blessed because of this great event. I try to read the scriptures each day and to live the gospel to the best of my ability. The church helps me understand that I can be with my family for ever, if I just live God's commandments and strive each day to "Choose the Right".

How I live my faith

I love working in the church. I have always had a calling of some sort. I have worked with the youth and other members of the church in my community and have truly been blessed because of this. The time spent working for our Savior is time well spent. We attend church each week and love to feel the spirit of our Heavenly Father there. We have family prayer each day and that helps us stay closer together. My children have always been active in the youth organizations and my wife is always busy with our women's organization, the Relief Society. Living the gospel and doing things together as a family in the church helps us become more understanding towards each other and makes us realize how important our family really is.