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Hi I'm BJ Farish

I'm a husband, father of four wonderful children, a marathon runner, and a triathlete. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am married to a wonderful woman and have four great children. I enjoy marathons, triathlons, and camping with my family. I also scuba dive, hike, and participate in many other outdoor activities.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager, a friend of mine named Aaron invited me to church to play basketball. I enjoyed meeting new friends and began attending other activities on a weekly basis. I met Laura (my future wife) who invited me to church. As I listened to the talks that were given each Sunday, I learned things about where I came from, what my purpose on Earth is, and what I the future holds. I learned that Jesus Christ died for my sins and prepared the way for me to return to live again with Heavenly Father. As I attended church each week, I was welcomed by many people. I had a good feeling each time I was there. Ultimately, I met with the missionaries to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I read the Book of Mormon and had a strong feeling that the words that I read were true. I accepted the opportunity to be baptized and join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love knowing that my Heavenly Father loved me enough to send his Son Jesus Christ to atone for my sins. I am blessed to be part of God's kingdom here on Earth.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to work with the young men in our local congregation's scouting program. Each week, I have the privilege to meet with them to work on different activities such as scuba diving, tennis, career nights, and more. My family and I attend church each week to strengthen our testimonies of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. We read the scriptures, pray, and learn together in our home. One of my most important responsibilities is to be a good example to my family as a husband and father. Knowing that I am a role model for my children helps me to be a better person.

What is the priesthood?

BJ Farish
The priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. God allows us to lead the Church through this authority. Through the priesthood, we can perform ordinances such as baptism, confirmation, and blessing the sick. Show more Show less