Hi I'm Jim
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!"
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is so important to me. I pray giving thanks for the small miracles of the day. I pray during the day for those in need, asking for help for myself and others during difficult events and giving thanks in times of miracles and peace. Prayer calms my soul and gives me hope. During and after prayer, I often get thoughts and quiet impressions that help me successfully navigate life. I think it it true that prayer is the best navigation system. :)
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."