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Hi I'm Jerry

I'm a Mormon. I love life & the beautiful plan of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am an engineer. I love to design & build machinery & equipment for the betterment of mankind. It's a privilege to work with many others to see the fulfillment of creativity & imagination. I have loved and am married to one woman for over 30 years, and together we have been blessed with six amazing children who fill our lives with music, happiness, & surprises every day. The oldest of our children was taken from the earth too soon (just 18 years of age), but having the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives brought the peace and comfort needed at a time of great sadness & grief.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because everything in this church centers around Jesus Christ, and His teachings. We love Him. We worship Him. We try to pattern our lives after His example. Our youth are taught to follow Him through giving meaningful service to others, and that greater happiness is found through serving others than in serving self. Four of our children have had the opportunity to share the gospel with people in other countries: Thailand, Taiwan, Russia, & Ghana. They have had marvelous experiences and found that barriers of language, culture, & uncertainty are overcome with Love, kindness, & friendship. We watch with awe when our children have reported the miracles of change in people and in themselves when they turn their lives over to God. I am Mormon because families truly can be forever if we follow the course that makes it so... We believe that Jesus is our Savior and He has made possible our eternal happiness through His miraculous atonement. It was and is the plan of Our Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because in our humble efforts to be disciples of the Savior, we get a lot of opportunities to become better people.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed many years of working with the youth in our church. I love to see the enthusiasm in their souls when they realize just how much potential for good they have on the earth. They have taught me much more than I have taught them. My Faith has been built every day of my life through being a part of, and observing the kind and simple acts of service to others, and in witnessing the tender mercies of our Father in Heaven as he grants them to His children on earth.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

We believe that eternal life is the kind of life that God enjoys. It almost sounds beyond reach, but I must admit that I can catch glimpses of it from time to time...like when my family and I are all together at Disneyland, loving each others company, laughing together, and recognizing that if YOU have a FAMILY that Love you, YOU have it all! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Mormons believe and bear witness that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, The Savior of the World, and the very Son of God. He is kind, majestic, approachable, loving, patient, and magnificent in His dealings with God's children. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We love the bible and read from it often. The words of Jesus are filled with power: Power to solve problems, Power to Heal & receive comfort, Power to guide & protect. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

We believe that the role of the husband is to love his wife with all his heart and soul, and the role of the wife is likewise to love her husband with all her heart and soul. We also recognize the important roles that husbands and wives play as fathers and mothers in the family. Raising a family in today's world is a very daunting challenge. Husbands and wives must make their homes a safe haven for their children, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Together, they are equal partners in parenting, and in counseling, helping, and teaching each other and their children. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe that God is a kind, loving, patient, & amazing father. He loves to create. He gives His children their agency and hopes they will come unto Him. He has a sense of humor. Although He knows the outcomes of all things on the earth, we do not. We are here on earth to prove OURSELVES to HIM and not visa-versa. We know that HIS mercy, kindness, & love are constant & unchanging. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship God, our Father in Heaven, and His son Jesus Christ. We honor and revere the prophet Joseph Smith the same as many other ancient prophets such as Abraham, Moses, and Elijah. We believe that Joseph Smith was an instrument in the hands of God to restore ancient truths to the earth, and to re-establish the Church of Jesus Christ in the latter-days. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is a User's guide for the magnificent human body. It emphasizes that our body is a precious gift from God. Since we only get one, shouldn't we do all we can to keep it healthy and strong? The Word of Wisdom simply outlines that in addition to the benefits of proper eating and spiritual health, God has spoken against the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee & tea, and illegal drugs. How would the world be different today, if nobody used these harmful substances? Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is like taking an expedition with your family in a rubber raft along a beautiful river. The Snake river near Jackson Hole, Wyoming comes to mind. We launch out from a starting point and know that we are headed for a definite destination. Along the way we see beautiful forests and mountains. Wildlife is plentiful. Majestic birds such as bald eagles fly overhead. Because we desire to get to our destination safely, we listen to and heed the instructions from our boat guide. He helps us know how to avoid dangerous places in the river, and when to row together as a team. We find quiet places along the river to have fun, and maybe even splash each other with water. We enjoy the camaraderie of several boats in our company. There are challenges along our way: rapids, heat, thirst, and hunger. Sharing the experience, the beauty, and the adventure with family brings us happiness! Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Tithing is used to construct temples, chapels, and buildings in the church, to provide operating funds for the Church, the printing and distribution of materials used in Church classes and organizations, for temple work, family history, education, and many other important church functions. Show more Show less