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Hi I'm Barry Yaskus

I grew up in Montana. I lived two years in Argentina as a missionary. I'm a dentist with a wife and four wonderful children.

About Me

I have been married to my beautiful wife for 17 years and we have four wonderful children. I am a dentist in a small town in Montana, the same town I grew up in. I enjoy being in the outdoors, doing things like backpacking, hunting, and just exercising. I especially enjoy being out of doors with my family and seeing them learn to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the wilderness. This last summer I completed my first ever marathon with my wife. It was hard and fun at the same time. We are looking forward to doing that again this summer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. Growing up my family was very active and involved in the Mormon church. As a youth I could recognize the blessings we received as a family thanks to my parents trying to pattern their lives after the example of Jesus Christ. I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if what I had been taught all my life was true and correct or not. The answer came slowly and surely to my heart that it was and that I needed to do my best to continue to strive to come to know my Savior. In the process of trying to follow Jesus Christ I served two years in Argentina as a missionary teaching His Gospel to as many people as would listen. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ie: the Mormon church,is the organization the Lord has placed upon the earth to carry out the teaching of, and administration of, the necessary principles and ordinances for eternal life. I know that if I will do my best to emulate Jesus Christ that he will bless me and give me the strength to enjoy, learn from, and reach my full potential in this, and to return to live with him in the next.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each day. Jesus said that "in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.' This is the motto I try follow. As Bishop of our local ward I am always on the look out for people in need. I have many opportunities to help people who are struggling in some way, be it personal, spiritual or temporal. I consider it an honor and a privilege to do so. Although I spend quite a bit of time helping others in my role as bishop, I spend much more time helping my family in my role as a father. As the father of four wonderful children I am challenged each day to live the principles Jesus taught. I am especially blessed to be the father of a child with severe mental and physical disabilities. This has taught me so much, I have the privilege, challenge and blessing each day to care for "one of the least of these." Another way I live my faith is by applying the atonement of Jesus Christ and repenting when I make mistakes, and forgiving others who have wronged me in some way.