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Hi I'm Jim

I have a military background and recently started a new career in technical communication. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a large family and have 11 children of my own. Life is never dull, whether it's spending time with my family, learning a new job, continuing my education, trying to stay fit, or serving my fellowman. Thanks to 22 years in the Army and the many congregations we've been a part of, we have many friends from around the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, because I know the principles we follow are true. I have tried and tested them and have been blessed at every turn when I applied the things that I have learned. The church changed my life so much for the better, that after almost 30 years of activity, I have never looked back. While the bedrock of my testimony is the many witnesses I've received from the Holy Ghost, there are still many other things that help give me a foundation of stone. I know that where God lives is a clean and pure place, and that we as imperfect mortals could have no hope of returning there if not for the atonement of Jesus Christ. Mortality is short and one day soon we all will have to give an accounting of our stewardship. It is my hope that I never take for granted the great sacrifice that the Son of God gave for all mankind.

How I live my faith

The church provides an organization that makes it easier to serve one another. My family has been greatly blessed through the years from dedicated members who have taught, coached, and set wonderful examples for my children as they've grown. In every congregation we've been in as we've traveled around the world, there were great role models who did their best to pattern their lives after the Savior. These members inspire me in my opportunities to serve, whether it's scouting, teaching or assisting others with spiritual or physical needs, or a myriad of other opportunities I've had to serve, they all have developed my faith and love for my fellow man.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are the great binding tie where ordinances are performed for the living and their ancestors to seal families together forever, and to provide the opportunity to all who have passed on to receive the saving ordinances of the gospel that may not have been available to them when they were in mortality. The temple also provides those on the earth today a place of refuge from the storm of immorality that has gripped the earth. It is a place of great peace and beauty where faithful members of the church can recharge their spiritual batteries while providing a wonderful service to God's children. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

It is the Lord's law for sustaining good health and moderation in the things we bring into our bodies, which the Savior referred to as temples. Much like temples the things we bring into our bodies need to help keep them as clean as possible so the Lord's Spirit can reside there. It is possible for us to partake of things that can prevent the Lord's Spirit from being with us. The Word of Wisdom teaches us how to keep our bodies pure. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Mormons (or Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) have not sanctioned the practice of polygamy for more than a 100 years. We believe in sustaining the law of the land. While there was a time in church history when members did practice polygamy, we believe it was in accordance with the will of the Lord then, much as it was for faithful followers in Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob's time. Show more Show less

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

We do believe the Bible is Holy Scripture and we treasure it as such and include it in our theological study, just as much as any of the modern day scripture that was revealed or translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Show more Show less