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Hi I'm Leland

I have a PhD in Medical Physics. I love to teach. I love sports. I'm a football ref. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love physics! I just received my PhD in Medical Physics from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. I am currently an imaging physics resident at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I am learing how to Make Cancer History by working on all medical diagnostic imaging modalities. I am also a big sports fan, especially football. I played center in high school and after graduating and returning from serving a mission in Puerto Rico, I coached offensive line for 5 years at the school I graduated from. I am now a high school football official and have been doing so for three years. I volunteer for events associated with the Valero Alamo Bowl. I collect, buy, sell and trade sports cards for a hobby. I have been doing so since I was six years old. I have been married for over two years now and love relaxing and spending time with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been such a blessing for me. It has brought me so much joy and peace in my life. Any time I am having a rough day or going through trials, I know that I can turn to my Heavenly Father in prayer and he is there for me. I especially find peace in reading and studying the scriptures. One of my favorite scriptures relating to how we can overcome our trials comes in The Book of Mormon in Alma 26:24 "Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy bretheren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine affilctions, and I will give unto you success." I know that to be true that if we are patient and rely on the Lord, he will help us overcome and we will have success. This joy that I have felt in my life is the main reason that I decided to serve a 2 year mission. I wanted others to be able to have the peace of mind and comfort from the knowledge and blessings that come from being a member of The Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I served in Puerto Rico. I can't even express the joy and peace that I experienced when sharing the message with the Puerto Rican people and seeing the changes that came in their lives and the joy they felt when they accepted the Gospel, were baptized and became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that God Lives. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and that he knows and loves each and every one of us. I know that He understands our pains and afflictions and that we can turn to him to find peace and comfort. I know that prayer is real and that God answers our prayers. We really can draw closer to him and receive answers through prayer. That is how I came to know that this is the true church. I invite each and every one of you to find out for yourself though prayer and study of The Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am the athletic coordinator for our ward. We participate in sports like co-ed softball, basketball, and other sports activities with other wards in the area. It is not just limited to members of the chruch, anyone who wants to participate is welcome. Last year I taught early morning seminary to the youth, what a great blessing that was to me to be able to help them have a great start to the day by praying together and studying from the scriptures before they went to school. I love looking for opportunities to serve in the community. I volunteer for the Valero Alamo Bowl events and the San Antonio Sports foundation.