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Hi I'm Jim.

I'm a husband, a father, a reader, a teacher, and a computer tech. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father that enjoys time with his family. We enjoy Legos, video games, bicycles, and the beach. I enjoy reading and hiking and I am an amateur musician. To support my family, I provide computer support for an electric utility.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family, but that is not why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today. At some point every person born into a Mormon family has to decide if that is his or her choice also. I made my choice at a young age because the things I was taught resonated with me. Since that time I have had the opportunity to read and study a great deal and I choose today to remain a member of this church because the doctrines taught by the church still ring true. In addition to studying science, history, mathematics, and philosophy, I have also read scripture. I have read the Old and New Testaments, the record of God's dealings with the Jews and their ancestors. I love the stories of the prophets and the teaching of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I have also read the Book of Mormon, the record of God's work with people in the Americas. There is truth in the scriptures that answers questions about where I come from and why I am here and where I am going. I enjoy principles that feel right. As I live those principles, I feel right about myself and the way I am living. In addition I find I am more of a person when I live my religion than I could possibly be without it. I serve others more. I associate with other people more. I have stretched my abilities more. Prayer is also a reason I am a member of this Church. God answers prayers, most often through feelings. I have prayed for direction in my life and to recognize truth. I have prayed at times just to let God know I am grateful for the many gifts He has given me. He answers prayers. This church helps me move closer to His way of living, and helps me remember who I am.  

How I live my faith

My faith begins personally, and I try to live it each day through obedience to God's commandments. I pray. I read and study the scriptures. As a husband and father, I work with my wife to teach our children. We pray and read scriptures as a family. We also take an evening each week to spend as a family and learn more about the gospel together as well as have a little fun family time. Each Sunday we attend church meetings together. My son and I visit with six families of the congregation each month to check on their well being and to talk about the gospel. Each day, I try to set an example of being Christlike. I am not a perfect man, so my example is not perfect. Nevertheless, I treat people kindly, and I try to be of service and to be honest and to be thoughtful.