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Hi I'm Doug

I was born to a family who belonged to the Church. I had to find out for myself if what my parents had taught me was true.

About Me

I am a 77 year old male who has been retired for 17 years. I graduated for the University of Utah in 1961 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. I worked for Chevron for 35 years and lived in many locations as we were transferred often. My job took me to California where I lived in Taft, the San Francisco area, Perth Australia and Scotland. My first wife suffered a brain stem stroke and died later from a heart attack. I remarried and and have a large combined family.

Why I am a Mormon

I had many experiences in my early boyhood where my prayers were answered. Most of them were simple things like "Heavenly Father help me to find something or do something". I gained a strong belief that my Heavenly Father loved me and that He blessed me with answers. As I grew into my teens I had more experiences where I learned about my Heavenly Father. I felt so strong about it that I decided to serve a mission for the church. I was called to serve voluntarily for 2 years at my expense in Western Canada where my understanding grew and I had many faith building experiences. Over the years my belief and understanding of the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ has grown. I have participated in many faith building experiences as I have given service and been served by others. I have a strong testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and his atonement for me. I know the He lives and blesses us. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and blesses and guides my live. I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are a witness of Jesus Christ and are true.

How I live my faith

I have participated in many church and community positions over the years. I have worked with adults, youth and children. I have served as a pastor several times where I have had the opportunity to work with many individuals and families. I do family history work where I have found many of my ancestors and enjoyed learning about their lives.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

As you study the scriptures, you will grow closer to God and be better able to live righteously. Scripture study will bring you more joy, hope, and understanding of God’s plan and your place in that plan. Jesus Christ invites you to “feast” upon His words (The Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 32:3). This means more than casually reading the scriptures. It means to study them, ponder them, compare verses, learn passages by heart, treasure them, delight in them. As you feast upon the scriptures, prayerfully asking God for understanding, the Holy Ghost will let you know they are true (see Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4,5). You will grow closer to God. Your faith in and love for Jesus Christ will increase. So will your desire to do good and to be like Him. Show more Show less