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Hi I'm Gordon

I practiced physical therapy for over 30 years. Since I retired, my wife and I have served 3 missions. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have 3 loves in my life--my wife and family, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and just about any type of competitive sports. From a very young age, I closely followed MLB, the NFL, NBA and all college sports particularly at BYU and USC. In High School, I played basketball and baseball but in college it was just intermural sports. When I turned 19, I served as a missionary for the Mormon Church. I attended both BYU and Northwestern and became a physical therapist. I served as a home care physical therapist for over 30 years. My wife and I raised 6 children all of whom graduated from college and are now married with children. I served in many callings in my Church which were challenging but rewarding. When I retired, my wife and I served a humanitarian mission for the Mormon church for 23 months in Kathmandu, Nepal. We then served another year at an LDS cannery. We are presently serving a mission in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission. While we still have relatively good health, we want to serve the Lord as much as we can. I still enjoy following all the major professional and college sports. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings joy and happiness and a sense of purpose in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a sure knowledge that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. Our Savior, through the prophet Joseph Smith, brought back his church, the same he had organized when he was on the earth. This knowledge gives me peace and true purpose in life. No matter what happens, no matter what trials I will be called on to bear, I always know that "things will work out." There is nothing in life more important and nothing of more value than service in the Lord's Kingdom. My testimony is based on my knowledge of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Anyone who sincerely reads the Book of Mormon and then prays about its truthfulness with real intent, will gain this same knowledge. Then you will know that Joseph Smith truly was a Prophet of God and that the Savior, through Joseph Smith, restored his Church on earth today. The gospel gives you the means of dealing with life's complex problems. If we are faithful, we will receive more blessing than we ever imagined. Through the Gift of the Holy Ghost, received after baptism, we can receive guidance from the Lord about any problem before us. Our Father-in-Heaven wants us to succeed both temporally and spiritually and especially in raising our children. The Lord will bless us in all these areas if we will but serve him. This is why I am a Mormon. The gospel provides a means for me to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have had many different assignments in the Mormon Church. Each one has been challenging but taught me patients, organizational skills, and most of all, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have worked with youth both in scouting and in athletics, including the organization of youth sports leagues. With a companion, I have been involved in watching over families in our church as a home teacher. We make sure they are meeting the challenges of life, and encourage them to live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My most challenging assignment has been presiding over a Mormon congregation. It was rewarding to help members of the congregation successfully deal with the challenges of life. Our most important work is done in our home. My wife and I have raised 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls. We are happy that our children have found good spouses and have been married, with one exception, in the temple. They have all graduated from college( boys have served missions) and are now self supporting, raising children of their own. We have 20 grandchildren. We could not be more proud of them. After I retired as a physical therapist, my wife and I have chosen to serve as Sr. Couple missionaries for the church. We have been so blessed in life, we feel an obligation to help the Lord's children while we are able. We have served as Humanitarian Missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal, as cannery missionaries in Utah, and as Visitors Center missionaries in Nauvoo, Illinois. All of these assignments have greatly challenged our abilities but we found we could do things outside our "comfort zone." We have been greatly rewarded spiritually for our service. We hope to serve the Lord as long as we remain in this life. We have found that by living the law of tithing(10 per cent of our income is donated to the church), we have always had sufficient to meet our financial obligations. I really feel the Lord rewards you in many way if you show faith in him, including the law of tithing.