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Hi I'm Lot

I'm a veterinarian, married with 5 children and 18 grandchildren. I play the guitar and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a Veterinarian, I was in a Rural Mixed Practice for twenty-six years. I then moved to the big city in a Small Amimal Practice. I still deal with a few horses. I was called to examine a camel. He had a swelling on the side of his neck. I told the caretaker that the animal had a boil (Abcess). As I approached to clean the area so I could lance the abcess, he thew up on me. When I tell the story, I say I got even with the camel, I cut his throat. My wife and I love having our five children live close to us so we can visit and be visited.

Why I am a Mormon

I became aware of morals and religion when I was very young. My parents went about their lives doing good. I said to myself, "They are trying to be like Jesus." I determined to make my life's decisions by asking myself' "WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?" I learned of some of the differences between Christians and the religions of the world in a college class. Although Buddha, Mohammed, Confusius and others taught basic principles that were helpful to people of their time, their teachings were adulterated and changed over the years. The Koran did not impress me as a book of love. As I studied the Catholic Church, it was evident that their doctrine and traditions were different from the Bible teachings. The early Christian scholars, Wycliffe, Tindale, Martin Luther and others, wanted the people to have the scriptures. As the Bible became available many interpretations resulted. Early reformers did not claim any authority from God or Jesus to organize a church. Having Christ's authority, organization and teachings restored as declared by Joseph Smith was a reasonable, truthful explanation to me. The Book of Mormon Clarifies many of Christ's doctrine and teachings. I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true and living church on the earth.

How I live my faith

I have always been active in the LDS church programs. Seminary in high school, intitute in college and I served a mission for the church. I served as a Bishop, a Counselor in a Stake Presidency and on a High Council. I served as president of PTA, school board and as president of a community college foundation. In my profession I have always tried to be fair to the animal, the client and the price. I have felt blessed to have had the principles and teachings of the LDS Church to guide me in my life.