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Hi I'm Dwight

I am a father of five children and twenty grandchildren and recently retired from medical research after thirty years.

About Me

I am a recently retired from over thirty years in medical research and a father of five children and grandfather of twenty grandchildren so far. My wife and I love to explore this beautiful land and jump at any chance to see other parts of the world. We live on a small farm and have had chickens, sheep, cows and horses. We have great memories of back-packing with our horses in the Uinta Mountains. We have a beautiful German Shepherd dog named Zoey and she watches over us and the farm. We are starting a new hobby of exploring our land by boat. That is hard to do from Utah so after we get our feet wet, so to speak, by exploring Flaming Gorge and Lake Powell here in Utah we want to explore the east and west coasts of the US, but that's the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and became very interested in knowing for myself if it was all true. It was important to me to stand on my own. I studied many religions including non-Christian sects when I was in High School. As I began my own journey I began to focus on my experiences. On what I knew for myself. I felt strongly that I was learning, being guided along by a familiar and very consistent influence that I now know was the Holy Ghost. It is very personal to me and I have tested it in every way imaginable. I know Him more than I ever could have imagined as a young boy. I know that He knows me and is always there. The story of the restoration of the original gospel of Christ back to the Earth in our day is too fantastic to leave alone. It begs everyone to come and see for themselves. I did and found it to be everything it claimed to be and much much more. I now have a family of strong minded people who, like me, also want to know for themselves. I encourage them to take the challenge. It takes some work and there will be many tough times ahead as you struggle to become the person you always hoped you could be. But it will be worth it.

How I live my faith

I am serving right now by helping the widows and single sisters and the elderly folks in our area. They have brought a great deal of joy to me by their faith and dedication in taking on their life challenges. I have also encouraged our small community to develop unity and a sense of belonging by having a yearly Neighborhood Luau which not only included a real pig roasted all day on a spit and then served at a massive party with food brought by everyone but we used the time to also complete community projects and even a parade in the morning for the kids. We also had a live band after dinner. It became a real part of our community and went on for over ten years.