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Hi I'm Jim

Being Mormon has helped me develop faith and testimony in Jesus Christ among many, many other things.

About Me

I was raised in a devoted Christian home with great parents and a wonderful sister. When we visited Salt Lake City one summer, my family was awestruck with the feelings we felt as we toured the visitor's center. Knowing that the feelings we had were more than a transitory event, we invited the missionaries into our home. Some 6 months later we were baptized and confirmed. I have since shared beliefs with people in a foreign land, received a college education, worked on challenging jobs, and married the girl of my dreams. We have 3 wonderful children and enjoy the blessings of the gospel everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon fulfills my lifetime quest to make a difference. As President and Prophet David O. McKay said, "the purpose of the gospel of Jesus Christ is to help bad men become good, and good men to become better!"

How I live my faith

I don't do enough. There are daily opportunities to reach out to others and I try to make a difference and contribute to my family and the lives of those around me. I try to help others however I can - like the many other great people in our city. Everyday I work on this invitation by President Monson, "Rather than being judgmental and critical of others, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life."

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

I always ask myself when I am learning a subject what is wrong with going to the source and being above spectulation? I invite you to go to the source and find out for yourself. The Mormon religion is restored New Testament Christianity with all the blessings and organization that existed when Jesus Christ established it in Jerusalem - and as you will read in the Book of Mormon, in other places as well. It's awesome. The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). Show more Show less