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Hi I'm Gary

I'm a medical scientist. I'm married with two children. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 35 years old. I am married to a beautiful Turkish girl and we have two small children. I am a medical laboratory scientist, and love to study science, nature and the human body. My interests include playing piano, swimming & cycling, camping & hiking, playing board games, and reading all kinds of books.

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the church when I was young, and I grew up learning about the gospel. Everything I was taught has always made sense to me, and has been confirmed through personal spiritual experiences. In my various roles in the church I have also seen many others learn about Jesus Christ and his gospel, have spiritual experiences like my own, and find peace, purpose and fulfillment through living Christian principles. In particular I have had a clear spiritual affirmation that the Book of Mormon is a true account of God's dealings with His children, and that it was translated by a true prophet, Joseph Smith. I'm deeply grateful that I had the Church throughout my youth, and feel that the guidance and protection the gospel provided gave me security and direction. I love watching as my own children learn about the Saviour and his teachings.

How I live my faith

My current role in the church is to direct the work of the priesthood. This involves ministering to members of our congregation, serving the community, teaching the doctrines of the Church, and sharing the gospel with others. Most people that know me know that I am a Mormon and that my religion is a big part of my life. I hope that my positive attitude and efforts to live good principles is a demonstration of my faith in God. I love studying the scriptures and learning more about how God interacts with His children. As a scientist I am aware of the supposed conflicts between science and religion. But my lifetime of spiritual experience gives me the assurance that God has the answers, and this gives me the freedom to pursue truth both through research and revelation.