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Hi I'm James

I was born in Arizona, and grew up in Southern California. I was a dentist for 40 years, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am retired and enjoy playing golf and softball. My wife and I have 11 children and, currently, 34 grandchildren. We love to travel and have been blessed to have seen many beautiful parts of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

My father was taught by the local missionaries, and joined the Mormon Church when I was 14. Ever since that moment, the gospel, as taught by the Mormon Church, has brought me and my family great comfort and happiness. It has taught us to be better people, better parents, and better grandparents. It has provided us great faith when faced with trials, and a marvelous understanding of why we exist, and the assurance that we can be together forever as a family. This brought great comfort to me as I had previously lost both an older brother and an older sister, one to a terrible accident, and the other to a long illness. The teachings of the Mormon Church have given me the eternal perspective that I needed to understand that they are OK, and that I will see them again. It has opened the way for me to more fully appreciate what my Savior, Jesus Christ, has done for me, and what He expects of me. I am certainly not perfect, but I am trying to be more like Him every day.

How I live my faith

I went on a two-year mission for the Mormon Church to England in my youth, and now my wife and I have been leading a class for training new missionaries, prior to their going on their own missions. We are preparing to go on a full-time mission somewhere of our own. In addition, I have been teaching a Sunday School class of teenagers, and working with the Boy Scouts. My wife and I have also been working with the local community in training anyone interested in how to discover their ancestry and do genealogy research.