Hi I'm Jesse
I'm 31 years old. I am a single father. I have a 8 year old son and three girls ages 7, 6, and 4. They keep me on my toes! I love spending time with them. I love to be active. I love to play basketball and ride on my bike with my three younger brothers. Although my life has turned out quite differently than what I expected, I believe I am a better person for it. I know our Heavenly Father has a plan for us all. I know that we aren't doing this alone!
Why I am a Mormon
I was born and raised in the faith. But I do have the unique perspective of having a long history of the LDS on one side of my family, and first-time members on the other side of my family. My dad joined the church at the age of 19. He has a brother who is also a member, and a sister and parents who have not joined the church. My mom's ancestry goes back to the beginnings of the church. Though I was taught about the church and its doctrines throughout my life, I do not live the standards based on others' beliefs. I gained a personal testimony of the teachings of Christ's gospel, had an opportunity to share it with others when I served a mission, and now have 4 kids that I continue to share my testimony with. I love being a Mormon!
How I live my faith
I live my faith every day, in small ways. I try to conduct myself in a way that represents the kind of person I strive to be. I try to be kind to others. I try not to speak ill of others. I make an effort to find the good in others, because everyone is a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. I have had different responsibilities in my church, from teaching children, to teaching adolescents, to teaching adults. There is a lot of teaching going on at every age!