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Hi I'm Kirk

I am a physician and I am a Mormon. I was born and raised in Utah. My family have been Mormons for 5 generations.

About Me

I am a 5th generation Mormon. My ancestors on both my father's and mother's sides were Mormon converts in the mid 1840's and immigrated from Scotland and Denmark to Utah. They came to Utah during the pioneer era--some came pulling handcarts-- and settled in Sanpete County, Utah. I have lived in Utah all my life except for 2 years when I was in Nova Scotia, Canada and in the New England area of the USA as a Mormon missionary. I have been a practicing physician in Utah for 35 years with a specialty in internal medicine. I have been an active participating Mormon all my life and I love the Mormon Church and the Mormon culture.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born a Mormon, that is not why I am a Mormon. As I have grown and matured I have come to believe that the principles taught by the Mormon Church are superior moral values and principles and that if more people subscribed to them and lived them this world would be a better place to live in. But Mormonism isn't just a superior moral culture, it is also founded in true religious principles that center on a belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Savior of all mankind. There is no person in all of mankind's history better to believe in and follow than Jesus Christ. He is the center of any Mormon's religious life and is the person that we worship and emulate. I try to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Happiness comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is taught in it's fullness in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly. I attend the temple at least monthly. I try hard to live the principles that my religion teaches. I have served as a Mormon bishop, and have had many other assignments in the church including administrative positions, teaching youth classes, teaching adult Sunday School class, and working in the Mormon sponsored Boy Scouts of America troop that my local congregation sponsors. I have even worked in the nursery with my wife on Sundays helping watch the small children of other of the congregations adult members so they could attend church classes. In all of these efforts I have found great satisfaction and fulfillment. Now that I have retired from my medical practice I have chosen to serve another mission...this time with my wife as my companion. We will leave our home and family behind for two years and devote ourselves to the missionary effort of the Church. We are doing this because we have been greatly blessed by the Lord and by our membership in the Church and we desire to bring these same blessings to others.