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Hi I'm Mike Lowry

I grew up in Southern Alberta, Canada. I am a dentist with a special interest in orthodontics. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a father of 5 children, 2 daughters-in-law, and 5 grandsons. We also have an unofficial adopted daughter, son-in-law and grandson. I grew up in a family with 8 children in a town of around 400 people. It provided me an opportunity to experience a background in farming and an opportunity to work with my father in many aspects of building and construction. I began an education in dentistry and then served a mission in Kentucky for my church. I then finished my dental degree with sponsorship from the Canadian military. I really enjoyed my life in the military including boot camp and other aspects of military life. I married a lovely young lady and my wife of nearly 30 years shortly after completing dental school and we began a life together that has left me fulfilled in more ways than I can describe. After leaving the military, we settled in Central Alberta where we have lived ever since. We own a dental practice and I have enjoyed my profession immensely. I really enjoy the people. I have developed a love for orthodontics and that has led me to an opportunity to travel around the world speaking on orthodontics to other dentists. I just completed a trip to India where I spoke at a dental congress. I love my family and enjoy spending time with them. My hobbies include any sort of building or woodworking and I have a shop full of tools where I spend a lot of spare time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormon and was schooled in the teaching of the church and the scriptures. I lived a pretty normal childhood and I'm sure provided more than a few grey hairs to my parents. Although I was raised in the church, and had all the teachings, I never really embraced the fulness that was required to remain committed. I spent a period of time away from the church but not from the teachings. Something about what I had been taught rang true and it led me to a sincere search for answers that could only be obtained from one source. That search led me to the scriptures which I read and studied and then followed that effort with sincere personal prayer. The result was a burning warmth in my heart that left me with no doubt as to the surety of what I believe. In spite of many challenges to my faith, that burning conviction has remained true to this day. I continue to struggle through life but have placed my faith in the hands of the only one who can support me, that being my Saviour. I have a peace that brings me joy and fulfillment. I am committed to enduring in faith to the end of my life and beyond. That is why in spite of questions regarding my faith and challenges that sometimes make it difficult, I can say that I am proud to be a Mormon and to be an ambassador for the Saviour.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the bishop or spiritual leader of the congregation in my community. I really enjoy that opportunity which allows me to directly interact with all of the people that worship here. I especially enjoy the children of all ages and the enthusiasm they share. It is also rewarding to see families working together toward a common goal that includes faith in the Savior. One of the things I really enjoy about this opportunity is being able to work and be involved in the scouting program. We have a very active scout group and that has given me an opportunity to share the enthusiasm that I gained while going through the scouting program in my youth and that was enhanced with my military training. I have also attempted to show my faith in the way that I run my business and interact in the community. My faith has taught me integrity, reliability and a desire to serve. Most important to me is the guidance and support that I have received while raising a family. This has been invaluable to me.