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Hi I'm Jeremy

I have a degree in History. I write novels. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father. My three children consume much of my time, but I enjoy spending time with them. I love my family very much. I enjoy reading history novels, playing video games, and supporting the Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer team. My wife and I play indoor soccer. I study have a bachelors degree in History and a minor in French. I enjoy teaching by example and sharing previous life experiences with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with a protestant christian background. I joined the Mormon church with my mom and dad when I was ten years old. We moved to Utah shortly after being baptized and I was fortunate enough to grow up with good friends who had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. I believe the influence of teenager's friends will greatly affect the direction he/she takes in life. I am grateful my friends were focused on doing well in school, sports, and living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I continue to be a faithful and active member of the Mormon church because of the blessings I receive from following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I love our Savior. I want to know what he expects me to do in my life. I am grateful that we have a prophet on this earth today to transmit Christ's message to all the members of His church. I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints is the one true church of our Savior. He is the head of the church. The teachings of the Mormon church come from the savior through the words of His prophets both modern and anciently through the scriptures. I believe the Book of Mormon is the true word of God and was provided to us through His servant, Joseph Smith. I believe Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. I am thankful for the gospel in my life. It has enables me to become a better person. Applying the teachings in my home has blessed my family. Seeing my children pray to their father in heaven is one of the most spiritual experiences in my life. I am happy they can have the gospel bless them as they grow up learning the teachings of Jesus Christ. I am grateful that my Savior died for me, that I may use the atonement to return to live with God. I will never forget the sacrifice He made for me and I try to live worthy of it every day.

How I live my faith

Every third sunday of the month, I teach a sunday school class for men who are constantly working to become better husbands, fathers, and people in general. We are currently focussing on applying the basic principles of our church teachings and beliefs to our everyday lives. Every month, another member and I visit two families to discuss how they are doing and offer to give assistance in any way we can. Before leaving, we present a short spiritual message regarding the effects the teachings of Christ are having on our lives. Every day I try to become more like the Savior in developing my patience, kindness, and charity with those I encounter throughout the day.

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

To become a member of the LDS church, one must be baptized and confirmed a member. The action of baptism and confirmation is known as an ordinance. During these ordinances, one makes a promise with God to keep His commandments. In church each sunday, members worship God and renew their promises from baptism. The LDS temple is a chance for experienced members to make additional promises with God, by completing additional ordinances. Although one must be an experience faithful member of the church (minimum 1 year) to enter the temple, there is no membership requirement to attend regular sunday church services. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

We live similar lifestyles to those outside the LDS church, yet we chose to keep a high moral standard and refrain from activities/actions which go against Gods commandments. My wife and I have frequent date nights where we may eat out, go swimming, attend a basketball or baseball game, go hiking, visit friends, or go see a movie. We work, go to school, and have fun like everybody else. Show more Show less