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Hi I'm George

I'm a retired microbiologist and love gardening and woodworking, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Salt Lake City and received a B.S. degree in Microbiology from Weber State University. I served for four years in the U.S. Air Force, then graduated from the University with a Doctorate. After 30 years as director of a hospital microbiology lab, I retired in 2009. My wife and I have lived in Oregon, Arizona, Ohio, Texas and Kentucky and currently live in Utah. We have eight children and 23 grandchildren. I enjoy gardening, woodworking, and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a great love of the Book of Mormon and bear witness that it is an account of God's dealings with people on this, the American continent. I love it as I love the Bible. All that is good in my life has come from living the Gospel. I have had many spiritual experiences over the years in my home and in connection with my Church responsibilities. God's Spirit has borne witness to me that this is His Church.

How I live my faith

I am a lifelong member and have served in a number of leadership positions in the Church. My wife and I have served three missions for the Church, two in Kentucky and one at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

There must be a reason people are on this earth. Life would be a futile exercise if there weren't a broader purpose. As a Mormon I believe that we lived in spirit form before we came to this life and we are here to receive a mortal body and demonstrate that we can choose good over evil. By atoning for our sins, Jesus Christ made it possible for our spirit and body to be reunited after we die; this is called resurrection. His atonement also allows us to live with our Heavenly Father for eternity if we are baptized in His name and follow his teachings. Show more Show less