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Hi I'm Jayce

I'm a husband, a father, a school teacher, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband to a sweet, loving wife and the father to two happy, active, and fun little boys, ages 2 1/2 and almost 1 year. I teach middle school and love my job. I enjoy spending time at home with my wife and playing and laughing with (and sometimes at) my silly little boys.

Why I am a Mormon

Attending church with my family as a child brought me good feelings and a knowledge of my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I learned that God loves me and has a plan for me. In church I am taught how to follow God's plan. These things I am taught help me to live a happier life.

How I live my faith

I pray every morning and night, and often throughout the day. Each morning, before I do anything else, I study the Bible and the Book of Mormon. As a family, we have daily family prayers and scripture study. My wife and I recently started studying the Old Testament together. We read a chapter every night before we go to bed. We also have a family night every Monday evening which includes a gospel lesson, an activity, and food. My wife and I both serve in volunteer assignments in church. She is the secretary of the Primary, a Sunday class for children. She keeps track of names and birthdays of the kids, as well as which child is saying the prayer or giving the talk, etc. I teach the youth in an daily gospel study class called Seminary. It is similar to Bible Studies that many other Christian churches have for the youth. Each year we study one of the four standard works: the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, or the Doctrine and Covenants. The class is open to any high school-age student and his held every morning before school. I enjoy teaching the class very much.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

An ancient prophet from the Book of Mormon, named Nephi, summed it up pretty well when he wrote: "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." The Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 25:23 Show more Show less