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Hi I'm Lance Higbee

I grew up in Alamo, Nevada. I love family, sports and the outdoors. I'm in Optometry School. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in an awesome small town in southern Nevada I learned to enjoy a lot of things. I have always loved playing sports and hanging out with friends and family. I love hunting, fishing and spending time outside. I have always enjoyed working with my dad on the little ranch where I grew up. After graduating high school I moved to Utah where I attended Southern Utah University to play basketball. While at SUU I earned a degree in Biology. In 2008 I married my wonderful wife who also played basketball at SUU. We moved to Arizona where I earned a degree in Optometry. I now work active duty in the United States Air Force as an Optometrist. My wife and I have three amazing kids: 3-year-old twins (Will and Evvie) and a 1-year-old (Drew). Life is busy and a bit crazy at times but we couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints brings me great comfort and confidence. The church offers an awesome support system with its organization and emphasis on charitable service. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me purpose and helps me keep a good perspective even when life is difficult. I feel peace knowing that I am a member of God's church, I feel like I am in the right place. Obedience to the gospel principles allows me to feel happy. God has designed his church to give us direction and to make us all eternally happy. God has called a prophet and apostles, just as He did in olden days, to teach us and to warn us. By following the teachings of both the biblical and modern-day prophets I gain greater faith in Jesus Christ and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I do my best to treat my family and those around me with kindness and respect. I try to be humble and I try to be obedient. I try to be better today than I was yesterday. Living the gospel is not just a one day a week endeavor, it is an everyday, ongoing process of growth. I do my best everyday to be a good christian whether I am at home, work or wherever. I am not perfect but I have learned to keep trying and to never give up. Christ is loving and forgiving, so as long as we are striving for perfection even when we fall short, He will make up the difference. Along with doing my best, living the faith includes serving others. Though hard at times, I try to look for ways to help other people. There is no better way to follow Jesus Christ than by lending a helping hand. In the church we are given many opportunities to serve our neighbors. I find that I feel happier and less stressed when I am helping someone else.