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Hi I'm Reuben

I'm a Mormon. I am a family medicine resident in Georgia. I grew up in Washington and met my wife of 3 years in Ohio.

About Me

I feel like I have been a student my whole life. I am finishing up my medical training in 2015 as a family doctor. I enjoy the challenges with my job, helping people to keep good health. Since graduating high school in Yakima, Washington, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Idaho, a 2 year mission in South Carolina, 2 years of med school in Des Moines, Iowa, and 2 years of medical rotations in NE Ohio, where I met my wife. I met amazing people in each of these locations. While here in Georgia, my fun time is spent with my wife, Dana. We enjoy working on our home. We bought a fixer-upper and we take pride in the work we have done to improve it. We also like to get out of town when we can. Georgia is much different than other places we have lived. We have loved visiting Savannah, Atlanta, and other places. We enjoy swimming in warm, clean rivers and exploring local parks and trails.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose every day to be a member of the Lord's church because of the way it has helped me grow. My understanding of life and it's purpose is enhanced as I study the scriptures and teachings of the church. The more I learn, the more magnificent the gospel is. When I live the teachings of the church, the blessings in my life are obvious and great. The fact that the Lord speaks to us through a living prophet is important to me. This is a "living" church. It is growing and led by Jesus Christ today. I have never had a question that could not be answered through sincerely searching the scriptures and praying for guidance. I know that this church is divinely lead.

How I live my faith

My wife and I are both fortunate enough to be working with the youth in our local congregation. Dana is the young women's president and I am the first counselor to the young men's president. We pray for the youth and think of ways that we can teach them respect and love for others. The youth are inspiring to us and we learn a lot as we work with them. I learned the importance of daily prayer from my roommate in college. When I was 18, I found my roommate kneeling by his bed in prayer my first night at college. I followed his example that night and I continue to pray every morning and evening. My wife and I also pray and read scriptures together. It brings peace in our home and strengthens our love for one another. I also know, through experience, that being open about my beliefs and living in the best way I can makes a difference in my workplace. I feel love for my patients and co-workers, knowing that they are loved by the Lord and they are my brothers and sisters.