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Hi I'm Bill

I grew up in southern California. I came to Utah to go to school. I have lived here ever since. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married, and the father of seven children. I am a long-time physician, getting close to retirment age. I grew up playing baseball. At age nineteen I went on an LDS mission, spending two years in Germany. Over the years my family has spent a lot of time watching the boys play baseball locally and away from home. We have also gone on several vacations to major league baseball cities, to watch major league baseball. In addition to work and family, my time is taken up with church duties, yard work, gardening, golf, reading, and listening to classical music.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in God, the Eternal Father. I believe him to be the father of our spirits. I believe Jesus of Nazareth to be the son of the Father. I revere the Son as my Savior. It is his life of love and sacrifice that motivates me to be a better person than I otherwise would be. I believe the human family to be divine in its origin, with the potential for divinity as its outcome. I believe the prophet Joseph Smith was called of God to commence the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe the restoration moves forward today with Heavenly Father’s authorized prophet leading us. Years ago when I was in my late teens, I had a sense that all this was true. It was at that time that I made the choice to believe and to participate. Now forty-plus years later I have not been disappointed by that choice made years ago. My association and activity in the church have strengthened my beliefs, and brought me a satisfaction and fulfillment in life that I don’t believe are obtainable in any other way.

How I live my faith

After my family the church is the most important thing in my life. Most members are given opportunities to serve within their local congregation. Currently I am working with one of the groups of teenage boys. We meet together for one hour on Sunday and one to two hours on a weekday evening. Our Sunday discussions are about religious topics, and also what the boys need to do to attain church related goals. Our weekday evenings are spent doing boy scout things, sports activities, service projects, or whatever else might be interesting and beneficial to these young men. I also participate in a weekly Sunday congregational service as well as a Sunday School class discussion.