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Hi I'm Ward Wagner

I was born and raised in Las Vegas.

About Me

I am a Chiropractor and have been in practice for 18 years. I play most sports, although I'm getting older and don't move like I used to. I enjoy woodworking and creating things. Rappelling is something that I enjoy, especially when I am teaching people who have never done it.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up, I was blessed to have been taught in church and by my parents, much about Jesus Christ. Then, when I was in my older teens, I went through a rebellious period where I thought that what I had learned wasn't important. I still believed what I had been taught, but thought there was more fun to be found elsewhere. At first, I thought that I had found some kind of freedom. But, after a time, I realized that I had no peace in my life. I was miserable and felt my life was going nowhere. Then, one night, a friend of mine, recognized that I was not in a good place, began asking me questions about my beliefs and instructed me about the problems with the direction my life was going. Over the following two hours, I began to realize that all the answers were in returning to the life I knew before of following the teachings of Jesus Christ, that I had always believed, but didn't want to follow. I started going to church again. I began to feel the peace of the Holy Spirit again. And, while it wasn't easy, because I was being tempted by bad habits and poor choices, I slowly, over time, became stronger and stronger. I now have a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that he is my redeemer and that through His grace, I have the chance to return to the presence of my Heavenly Father. I know this because the Holy Spirit has witnessed it to me. I also know that the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, is true. I believe it was given to Joseph Smith after his ernest prayer of faith to God. I know that the heavens are open and that God called Joseph Smith as the first modern-day prophet and that through him the Priesthood of God was restored to the earth. The Gospel of Jesus Christ means everything to me because I believe it is the only way that we, with our families, may live with God forever.

How I live my faith

I enjoy gospel discussions with anyone at any time. At work, or in social settings, I listen to what people say regarding life and questions they may have, and love to open discussions with them about the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the church, I have had many opportunities to minister and work with youth and adults alike. I have helped in teaching them to become good community members, what it means to be a good husband and father, how to recognize the Holy Ghost as thier constant companion, and to learn to be a disciple of Christ. I have had many opportunities to interview many church members and help them with life's struggles by directing them to the teachings of the Savior. Part of my calling in the church is organizing "hometeaching". We assign two brothers to families in the church, and as a companionship they regularly visit each family to teach more about the Savior and to be of service to them when needed. We actually ask all members of the church to be involved in this effort. To me, this program is divinely inspired, because this way, if families are having problems that they normally would keep to themselves, they have the opportunity to share with their trusted hometeachers. This enables families to receive the help with any need, whether it be of a spiritual nature, fixing something at their house, finding work, or receiving food. I have taken time to help neighbors move in or out of their homes, landscape yards, fix fences, re-roof houses, clean up flooding, etc., and to sometimes organize these kinds of service projects. I feel very strongly that how we show love for the Lord, is in how we serve our fellow man. I enjoy looking for any way that I can be of service to my neighbors.