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Hi I'm Gail Goodman

I grew up here in Arizona. Married, 6 kids, 19 grandchildren. Retired dentist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

40 years ago I married a wonderful woman, we have had 6 kids, now 19 grandchildren and am retired. Educated as a dentist, and practiced for 32 years in Mesa, Arizona. Our whole family has been raised in the LDS faith and are all deeply active in our various wards. It has been a real joy in our lives to serve others in many various ways. I have worked extensively with the young men in our area, particularly in the Boy Scout area. I love the outdoors and always looked forward to being with the boys in the woods working on scouting skills and challenges. That is where my passion lies, working and being with the young people of the world. I enjoy hunting, camping, fishing, golfing--anything that gets me outdoors, in nature. As a young man I had the opportunity of serving a full time mission for the LDS church in the wonderful country of Australia..Today, my wife and I are preparing to serve another mission for the church in NewZealand for 18 months..I love the Lord and am pleased to be able to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

The plain and simple fact is that the Church of Jesus Christ is here on the earth, today. It is the true church of the Savior. Living the standards of the Gospel can be hard. In fact, sometimes it is very hard to stand up to what you believe and know. Having been raised in the Church, with the parents who taught me from the beginning about right and wrong, I know what I should be doing and how I should live..I continue to live the standards of the Gospel because I know that this is the Lord's church, this is His Gospel and this is the way to get back to my Heavenly Father and the Lord. Life is tough sometimes, difficult in many ways. But living the way we have been asked, the way it is outlined for us, makes it all worth while. Being a Mormon is fun. It is in no way controlling the way I live..I have agency to choose. It helps me to understand why I am here, with my family and the glorious possibilities that are mine if I am faithful

How I live my faith

Having been a member of the church all my life, I have had the priviledge of serving in many and various callings. Most of which have been with the youth of the church..From teaching Sunday School, serving as scoutmaster or organizing youth dances and activities. Therein has been my greatest joy. I have been able to serve our church family in many different callings. I was able to serve as Bishop for a number of years. That responsibility allowed me to assist fathers, mothers and children in being closer to the Lord and in strengthening and nurturing one another. As a hometeacher, it has been my priviledge of tending to and overseeing to the needs of families in my ward. Helping in any way I could, be it physical, or spiritual. I try to read the scriptures on a regular basis and apply them into my daily life. I try to be honest to those I work with, play with..I know it is important to set a good example of righteousness. Not being perfect, in fact far from it, I recognize the need to be an example of goodness for others to see. Not in any boastful way, just one in which one can recognize that it is ok for an old man of 60 years to enjoy life, live a clean life, be faithful to his spouse and loved ones, and have a great relationship with the Lord. This church is not only a way of life for me and my loved ones, but it is my life.