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Hi I'm Todd

I am the father of two and the husband of one. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Todd, and I'm a Mormon. I'm also a Dad, I have a wife and two kids. They give me my greatest joy! My life is not perfect, but the closer I and my family live the gospel of Jesus Christ the greater my love is for my wife and kids and the more harmony I find in our home. I am also a chiropractor (back doctor) and love what I do for a living! I get to help everyday people find the answers to their health in natural ways. One of the reasons I became a Chiropractor is because of the faith that was instilled in me from a youth, that the miraculous healing powers of the human body are of God. I knew that If I could be apart of sharing this message with my work , I was all for it. I love to be with my family in the evenings and on weekends, and share my love of nature, I love to be outside and see Gods hand in His creations. I awe and wonder at the magnificent Pine trees and the smell of fresh mountain air, and the warmth of the sun on my face. I love the feeling of peace and serenity of a perfectly clear day. Or of a lake reflecting sun, sky and mountains. I love to spend time with my family snow and water skiing. I love quiet times at night when I can share some of my insights of life and the gospel with my kids. This is when I feel I am doing my most good. When I can share the things I believe in most with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I was born into it. A blessing that I use to take for granted, I think this is because I grew up in a town where most of my neighbors were members of my faith. I sometimes wonder, if I was not a Mormon, would I be interested in the Mormon faith. I guess I’ll never really know for sure, however, I am very grateful that I am a Mormon, and hope that I would be receptive of the Gospel message. To me being a Mormon is not just a great way to raise a family, it’s a great way of life! I remember when I was about 12 years old, I saw a movie. It was a re-enactment of the life of a young boy named Joseph Smith. At the time he was only about14. Not much older than I was then. He wanted to know what church he should join. He shared his experience of getting to know the Lord, reading scriptures and his answer to prayer. It touched my heart. I felt something inside me that I could not really explain. It was a sweet, peaceful felling, and I knew it was good. That is how my testimony began. I later served a mission for our church in London, England. I have never felt that same sweet peaceful feeling of the spirit so strong in my life, as when I was teaching my fellow friends in London. I haven’t personally seen God, I haven’t seen a vision, but I have felt his spirit in my heart tell me that this is His church. The spirit has whispered to me that the things you can learn here are true.

How I live my faith

Although I am far from perfect, I try to live the gospel every day. I believe that it's not just a Sunday thing. It's a lifestyle thing. I believe in the old adage “practice what you preach”, love your neighbor as yourself, and so on. With that said I still make mistakes and as a result I need a savior and I am grateful for 2nd 3rd and even more chances when I make mistakes. I once heard a statement that I really liked; that as Christians, we are the ultimate optimists, because we believe that we can repent and become better people. One of the things I really like about our church is the opportunity I have to share the gospel with the youth. No, I don’t get paid for it, but that’s the beauty of it. It make the discussion authentic, real, it’s not something I am paid to say. Recently I have been called to help out with the teenage boys. They are a great bunch of kids. It is exciting to see their faith in God. Interesting as it may sound, I often find that it is their example and their faith that strengthens mine. I get the opportunity to share the things that I hold most dear to my heart to prepare them to be the men that they can be. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t all serious all the time. We have a good time joking around and having fun, all in good humor and taste, well at least most of the time. When it isn’t in good humor it provides an opportunity to share new principles and gospel truths. I can’t think of a more rewarding opportunity than to be a positive influence in the lives of our youth.