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Hi I'm Britton

I am a surgical resident, husband, father, and all around nice guy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up mostly in rural locations. My whole life, I have looked forward to becoming a doctor and I am now blessed to see that desire becoming a reality. Like most men, I love participating in and watching sports. Besides being with my family, there are few things greater than getting on the soccer pitch and playing defense on the back field. Any day I get a good slide tackle in is a good day. I have three children who really keep me busy. If being 'Daddy' were a paid position, I would take that full time job in a heart beat. I love spending time with my daughters and son wrestling, hiking, walking, reading, and gardening. My wife and I help keep each other sane in the midst of crazy life schedules. She is as steady as a rock, and often as immovable. I am truly blessed to have such a friend to walk the path of life with.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of Church members. As such, I went to Church every Sunday I was not sick and participated in the worship services and classes. I was also active in the Church's seminary programs during my years in high school. All of these activities helped define me as I grew up, but they ultimately are not the reason why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that the teachings of the Church are true. When I turned 19 years old, I went on a mission for the Church. It was at that time that I was faced with the choice of finding out for myself if what I was going to teach was true. At that young age, and thousands of miles away from home, I searched and studied, pondered and prayed to know if I was truly representing Christ's Church. I received confirmation that the Book of Mormon is true, that Jesus Christ is my Savior, that He calls Prophets today, and that this is His Church. Those witnesses from the Holy Spirit have enriched and enlivened my life beyond measure. Because I am a Mormon, I am happy. My life has purpose. My actions have meaning. I have direction and a reason for living beyond simply existing.

How I live my faith

My faith helps guide my life. It gives me the reason to be happy each day as I am so grateful to God for the bounteous blessings I have. My life isn't filled with extravagance nor is it without challenges, trials, and difficulties. Still, I have so much to be thankful for. I try and live my faith each and every day. I try and treat others as Christ would like to, with kindness and respect. This world is filled with so much criticism. I work to avoid needless criticism and look for the good in others. One part of my faith that I absolutely love is that our Church asks us to volunteer and serve in our local congregations. Currently, I serve as a Sunday School teacher. I love to teach and this gives me a venue once every two or three weeks or so to exercise this talent. Currently, I am teaching about values, principles, and doctrines found in the Old Testament. It is such a wonderful book of scripture!

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

We follow this commandment because we love the Lord. Christ Himself said "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). All throughout the ages, the Lord has given commandments to people on this earth through His chosen Prophets. The most well known and classic example of this is likely Moses and the 10 commandments, but Moses was not the only Prophet to receive commandments from God. In these days, God called a Prophet, Joseph Smith, to do many works among which were to restore Christ's Church on the earth. One of the commandments God revealed to us through His chosen Prophet, Joseph, was a law pertaining to health. We show our love of God by following this as well as all other commandments as best we can. More practically speaking, I believe a portion of the reason why we are commanded not to partake of these things is because we are taught to avoid addicting lifestyles. These substances are clearly addicting and have the capacity to enslave people. We seek to avoid all addicting lifestyles in order to allow us to function fully and independently as individuals. Show more Show less