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Hi I'm Sam

I have four kids. I work with the Boy Scouts. I'm in the Army. I am a doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I am a Dad. I have four wonderful children and they are the joy in my life. 2 years ago my 2 year old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. This was a very challenging and trying time. I was trying to balance my work as a pathology resident and my time with my family (which is very difficult in the best of circumstances). All of a sudden I was missing work to travel to Houston for doctors appointments and the numerous tests they were running. There was a lot of uncertainty about what was going to happen with her. At this time we relied on the Lord to help us and our daughter. At first there was a feeling of helplessness, but through prayer we found comfort that everything was going to be all right. Our church family was there with the support that we needed. I am grateful for all the support we received. It has been a year since the surgery and our daughter is doing awesome. I know that Jesus Christ loves each of us very much, and that He takes the time to give us the help we need. Without that faith I don't know were I would be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and I have been a lifelong member. When I was growing up I was a Mormon because my family was Mormon. As I have grown and read the Book of Mormon, attended church services, and lived the gospel I have developed a testimony for myself. I guess you could say that I was born into it, but I continue to live it because it makes me happy. The gospel of Jesus Christ has given me comfort in trying times, given me an opportunity to help others, and has helped me become who I am today.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church we don't have a paid professional clergy, so as members we have an opportunity to serve. I have been blessed to help out with the young men in our congregation. I have had the opportunity to teach lessons on Sunday, and help with Scouting activities during the week. This is a nice distraction from my otherwise very busy life. It also helps me strengthen my own faith as I teach the boys and learn from them.