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Hi I'm Mark.

I'm from California, I'm a dental student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of dentists (10 total) so I guess it's no surprise that I am currently in dental school. When I'm not studying my life away, I enjoy all sports (watching or playing), and have recently taken up scuba diving, which is my new obsession. I also love to travel, whether it's just for fun or on humanitarian trips for dentistry. I have been to the Dominican Republic twice on dental trips, and recently returned from Honduras on another. I learned Spanish while on my two year church mission, and nothing beats going back and helping the cultures I grew to love as a missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

Life can be really difficult. There seems to be a never-ending stream of trials and problems that come our way. Oftentimes we have questions that can't be answered by logic alone (Why are we here on earth? What happens after we die? How do such bad things happen to good people?). I'm a Mormon because despite all these problems, I have found incredible happiness in life. That happiness has come through Jesus Christ and his true gospel, which is taught in our church. While reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have found answers to those questions, and have been able to find peace and happiness in this life, even when things don't always go my way.

How I live my faith

The ultimate goal of Christ's church is to have each one of us become more like Him. I live my faith every day with that ultimate goal in mind - to become more Christlike. Christ set the example by serving others: whether it was helping the poor, visiting the sick, or teaching his gospel. I try to take advantage of every service opportunity I have, whether it's at church, at school, or in my community. As a dental student I have had many opportunities to serve the underprivileged in my own community, as well as those living abroad. We show our love for Christ by serving others, and in doing so, we become better people ourselves.