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Hi I'm Gary

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised in the church and grew up in Kentucky.

About Me

I am married and am the father of one son. I am a practicing physician, having completed training in anesthesia and pain management. I am interested in shooting sports and am a certified instructor in several handgun disciplines. I also enjoy traveling and have family in Europe that I get the chance to see quite often. I also enjoy history and make it a point to visit historical sites here and abroad. I am also a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Medical Corps. I particularly enjoy reading about history and political science. I also listen to audible books and these are always non-fiction. I had the great blessing of serving a mission for the Church when I was 19-21 in Peru, South America and have a great love for the Peruvian people.

Why I am a Mormon

You could say I am a Mormon only because my parents were members of the Church and I was raised a member as well. What I can tell you is that I had to develop a testimony of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel just like anyone else. It came through reading the scriptures-particularly the Book of Mormon-and exercising faith as I asked Heavenly Father to give me a witness of the truth. If I could learn these things, so can any earnest seeker as well.

How I live my faith

I try to put Heavenly Father first in everything I do. I also try to remember the sacrifice of our elder brother, Jesus Christ, and His Atonement. Little things keep me going. Like daily prayer and scripture study. I also attend church weekly to partake of the Sacrament and remember the promises I made at baptism. I also attend the Temple and remember the other promises I have made. Serving others in my church callings serves to strengthen me as well. I have been involved in the Scouting program as a Scoutmaster. I have also served in the Bishopric in our ward. My wife and I recently had the chance to serve a local mission by being the group leaders of our Stake's Addiction Recovery Program, which is the Church's 12-step program. Right now I help several families in the church by visiting them monthly and being available to help them with their temporal needs.