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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm a husband and father of three. I'm a lifelong Arizonan. I'm a lawyer. I'm a political junkie, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Above all else, I love being a husband and a dad. Seeing my wife and kids happy makes me happy. Serving my wife and teaching my children gives me greater satisfaction than anything else I do in my life. When I do get an occasional moment to myself, I like to read about politics, history, economics, education, or other subjects I can learn about. I love competitive sports of all kinds. I grew up playing tennis and hockey, but I'll play any sport if I can find an opponent. My wife and I have had significant health challenges in our time together, so I have learned more about the practice of medicine than I ever thought I would. I enjoy discussing nutrition, health conditions, and medical treatments. I have been very blessed to meet some incredibly caring doctors who have helped my wife and me.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was born. My father was also born in the faith, while my mother found the church and was baptized in her early twenties. As I grew up in the Church I learned of the teachings from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the history of the Church. As a teenager, I reached a point where I had to decide if it was worth getting up early every Sunday, spending three hours in church, and following all the commandments I had been taught. After all, there are a lot of fun and tempting things to do as a teenager that did not would not agree with the commandments that Jesus Christ has declared. Although I always had a good feeling about the principles I was taught, I decided to accept a challenge issued by an ancient prophet of God recorded in the Book of Mormon: "when ye shall read these things . . . ponder it in your hearts. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." (Moroni 10:3-5). I received an answer in my heart that I can no more deny than I could deny my very existence. I have had the opportunity to teach others about Christ's church and I testify to the world that God will answer those who honestly seek the truth. I have seen it and I know that every person may know the truth for themselves, directly from the God of our earth. If God loves us, how could it be any other way?

How I live my faith

Every day I pray on my own and with my family. Daily prayer gives us the strength and wisdom to overcome the challenges in our family, and it teaches our kids how they can overcome the challenges in their lives. I believe that Christ expects me to serve the people that enter my life. I strive to help the people I find in need. Within the Church of Jesus Christ, I have served other Church members as a Sunday school teacher of youth and adults, as a records keeper, and as a home teacher. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach so many different people about Christ and his laws. I am so blessed to know that God has a plan for my life and that I can learn what that plan is as I learn about Christ and ask God for guidance. My faith that God will guide me and help me to be successful in all parts of my life gives me the strength to make good choices and avoid the temptations that a put before me.