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Hi I'm Doug

I grew up in Minnesota and became a member of the LDS Church when I was twenty. I enjoy sharing my experience with others.

About Me

I took an early retirement and now do voice-over recording in a studio I have in my home. Also, I am an associate producer of a recent family friendly full-length movie. Being in nature is rejuvenating for my wife and I. We love being with our married children and grand children. I enjoy being of service to others and sharing my feelings about what is right and good.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a senior in high school when I first became friends with a small number of LDS students who lived in my Midwestern community. They seemed so sincere and friendly. We had the opportunity to visit each others church services. I took them to my Catholic mass and they took me to their Sunday School. The minute I entered their Church, I felt something special. like I was home. Everyone was so friendly and kind to me. I was very impressed by our Sunday School teacher who was a doctor by profession. He taught from the Book of Mormon, going verse by verse, explaining the meaning of the each passage. After I graduated from high school, I attended a Catholic university. During my freshman year I had the impression to apply to Brigham Young University (BYU). To my surprise I was accepted even though I was not a Mormon. My parents were not pleased with my desire to transfer to BYU, but, ultimately, did not stand in my way. The experience I had there as a Catholic was exceptional. My dorm mates were well grounded in what really mattered in life. I was asked to serve in the student ward. Their confidence in me was amazing. The following summer, back home, I decided to become a Mormon. It was a glorious day when I was baptized. There was so much support from the local LDS community. During the coming school year's winter break my LDS bishop asked me if I would serve a two year mission. I said yes. For me, it was time to share the joy I had with the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. The missionary call came to a Spanish-speaking highly Catholic area of the world. I found in my missionary service I was able to relate to many of the concerns of the people we taught because of my Catholic experience. Many were converted when the understood the God-given principles found in the Bible and Book of Mormon. Through the years I have had many opportunities to share my testimony with others. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true.

How I live my faith

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with the scout-age boys in our LDS ward. We organized activities to help people in our neighborhood in need. Raking leaves for widows, seniors, and others with unique challenges was very rewarding for the boys. We presented roses to single mothers and widows for Valentines Day and pastries to families not of our faith to let them know we appreciated them.