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Hi I'm Jeffrey Emmett

I joined the Church when I was seventeen years old. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Jeff and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up in southern California. As a young man I played High School football and was a good student. After I graduated from High School I served a two year voluntary mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Brazil and later graduated from a major univesity with an undergraduate degree in Political Science. Later, I obtained a Masters Degree in Information Management and Masters in Business Administration. I am married with two children a boy and a girl and currently I am a Consultant for a large financial institution. I was fortunate enough to have been raised in a wonderful family with loving parents. I have an older brother and a younger sister who I am very close to. My wife is the most patient woman I have ever met and I love her dearly. I am happy and love the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my family attended a mainstream Protestant faith. As a young man I became an Acolyte and later attended religious classes and became a confirmed member of my Protestant faith. As a young man, I remember praying to God and asking why another book like the Bible doesn't exist and promising him that if I ever had such a book I would read it every day. Years later I was introduced to the Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is an account of people who lived in the Americas and among whom prophets much like those in the Bible, were called to preach the Gospel. I was first introduced to the Book of Mormon when I was seventeen years. About that time my dad went on a business trip to Salt Lake City - he had never been there before or since - and a passenger on the plane shared a Book of Mormon with him. When my dad returned from his trip he gave me the Book of Mormon. I began to read it. . . I read the entire Book of Mormon in a week I was so engrossed in its words. I felt both in my mind and my heart while I read and pondered its words that it was true. However, I felt a bit awkward and embarrassed to join the Church wondering what people might think. I decided to pray to God about my dilemma and he responded! He spoke to me in my mind and heart and said that I should not worry about what others think - God knew my heart and God knew I was joining the Church for the right reasons. I decided that although I still was self conscious about joining the church I could not deny what I knew to be true - I could not lie to God! I decided to be baptized! My baptism was the happiest day of my life - that was over 20 years ago and I still love the Church, love the Book of Mormon and most of all love the Lord Jesus Christ. My personal relationship with my Savior has grown over the years and I have come to know my Savior in a close personal way! I know that Jesus is the Christ. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

How I live my faith

I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by following my Savior Jesus Christ each day. On Sunday, I attend Church and worship my Savior Jesus Christ. At church I partake of the Sacrament – the bread and water in remembrance of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray and share with other members my feelings and thoughts about the Gosple of Jesus Christ. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I am thankful for the love I feel for and from my Savior. My “Calling” or responsibility in the Church right now is to be the Sunday School Teacher for the 11 year old boys. I also volunteer as the Assistant Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America for the 11 year old boys Patrol. I pray and read the scriptures on a regular basis throughout the week. Also as a family we are encouraged to have Family Home Evening each week. During that time we pray, teach each other the Gospel, and play games together as a family. Although we are not perfect we strive as a family to pray and read the scriptures together. At work I strive to not only provide an honest day’s labor but to go above and beyond expectations. I strive to excel in my chosen profession and be respectful of others. Although I have strong beliefs and values I strive not to judge others who have beliefs or values not my own. My mother and father are not of my same Faith and yet I know they are wonderful followers of Jesus and this background helps me not to judge others simply because they believe differently than myself.