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Hi I'm Jack Feldman

I'm a Mormon. I was raised as a Protestant in the mid-west.

About Me

I've been married to my sweetheart since 1971. We have 5 children and 10 grandchildren at this writing. My favorite pasttimes are anytime spent with family. I have been self employed since shortly after our marriage and in the Financial Services industry since 1979. I love sports, basketball in particular, having played and coached for over 45 years. I enjoy wildlife photography and get up into the wilderness at every opportunity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Prostestant in the mid-west. My family was converted to the Mormon faith when I was 16. The Mormon Missionaries came to our door and my Mother let them in. They taught us about the Mormon faith and also about the Book of Mormon as an additional witness along with the Bible to the divinity of Jesus Christ. That the Book of Mormon was a spiritual and secular history of Christ's dealings with the people on this continent, just as the Bible is in the old world. I accepted their challenge to read and pray about the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon. God answered my prayers and I knew the book to be His word. My entire family was baptized that summer, including my parents, two sisters and myself. Within the next year we relocated to the Salt Lake City, Utah area. I served as a missionary for the Church for two years starting as a 19 year old. I served in British Columbia, Canada, where the land and people are beautfiul. My parents paid for my support and I did nothing but preach the Gospel for those two years, in essence putting my life on hold for that time. It was a WONDERFUL experience that I would never trade for anything. My testimony of the truthfullness of the Gospel as taught by our Church has grown significantly over the years. I have continued to study and learn and pray and ponder. I KNOW the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. And if that book is the word of God, then Joseph Smith had to be a true Prophet. And if he was a Prophet than everything he said and did as a Prophet was per the commandments of God. Our entire religion hinges upon the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon. If it is NOT true, it has been one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetuated upon man. If it is TRUE, then it is the greatest story since the birth of Christ. That there is a man upon the earth today who can authoritatively say, "Thus saith the Lord." That His true church has been restored to the earth. I challenge all men everywhere to to take the challenge of the Book of the Mormon. Don't just listen to others. This is too important an issue. You need to find out for yourself. Read, study and pray about the Book of Mormon. See if YOU receive a spiritual witness of it's truthfullness. Your life will change for the better and you will achieve a happiness and contentment that you have never before experienced.

How I live my faith

I am actively engaged in self-improvement to live a more Christ-like life. I have a long ways to go, but I work on it every day. I am daily involved with magnifying my callings in the Church. Currently I am in instructor & develop lessons to teach the members, I am also the Editor of the weekly church bulletin, the webmaster of our church website and Drive Chairman for the church. Whenever we have a blood drive, or fund raiser I organize and see it through to completion. In addition I and my partner are currently assigned three families in the congretation whom we are 'responsible' for. We check on them regularly to determine any needs or if we may provide service in any way. We teach each family a short lesson once a month as well.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jack Feldman
Joseph Smith was a 14 year old boy called by God to bring forth the Book of Mormon and to restore His church to the earth in these latter days. The Scriptures are replete with similar stories of young boys called by God. He dedicated the remainder of his short life to brining about that assignment. He was persecuted, savagely beaten, his homes burned, his family terrified. Along with many of his followers. They were driven from city to city and state to state. All because of their beliefs. Not unlinke the Children of Israel. Joseph and his brother Hyrum, were tormented and tortured until they were finally martyered. All Joseph ever had to do to stop the torment was to deny his calling. He paid the ultimate price and took his testimony to his grave rather than deny it. Joseph has done more for mankind than any other man save Jesus Christ. His life is an example of selfless service and duty to God. He has restored the fullness of the Gospel to the earth in fullfillment of prophecy written throughout the Bible. He has shown millions the way to return to God and millions more will follow. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jack Feldman
Mormon services are quite unique. Family is the foundational unit of our Church. So families attend church together. Children are not taken to a cry room, or another part of the building. We all worship together. I like that. We have a lay ministry. Meaning no one is paid to perform in positions within our church. Even at the very top of the Church in Salt Lake City, our leaders are not paid as if they have a job. They are self-supporting. Whether Bishop to the local congregation, president of the women's organization or President of the Church, their time is donated. So our meetings are filled with members who give the talks and teach gospel principles. On the first Sunday of each month we dedicate the meeting time to the bearing of testimony. Members who feel moved to do so come to the front of the congretation and express their love for and conviction of the truthfullness of the Gospel. Visitors are not only allowed, but ENCOURAGED to attend. No contact need be made. Just drop by when it's convenient. We would LOVE to have you! Show more Show less