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Hi I'm James

I love my wife will all my heart and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young father that is married to my best friend. I love all sports--especially football and basketball. I enjoy working out and spending time with my beautiful wife. Professionally I work in sales and marketing for an international company. My wife and I hope to one day live in China for a time. We would like to retire young and live a simple life with a small house and lots of land.  

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon, because when I was a teenager I went to Church every Sunday with my family, but I wondered if I was waisting my time. When I was a freshman, I was the quarterback of the football and we were undefeated and doing very well. However, one game I came up limping. We went to the doctor and found out that I had torn my ACL in my knee and needed surgery. At that time in my life, football was everything to me. For a moment I thought my whole world was over, but something inside me said that everything was going to be okay. The surgery was successful and shortly thereafter I was watching the games from the sidelines in a wheelchair. As I sat on the sidelines watching, I wondered if football was so important to me and could be taken away so fast--what really mattered in life? Why was I here? What is really going to make me happy? What is the most worthwhile thing that I can be doing now? I wanted answers to these questions. I knew that my Mormon faith professed to have the answers to these questions, but whose to say that those answers are correct? I wanted to know if the Mormon Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was true or not. I was told that if I wanted to know the answer to that question, then I needed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon, because if that book was false then so was the faith that says it is the word of God. I knew there was only one way to convince me--get an answer from God. So I began reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, but for months to no avail. However, I did not give up and one day when I was reading the book, I had the most wonderful feeling come over me. It was a feeling of peace and joy that filled my whole soul. I knew it was God's way of telling me that the book was indeed true. I then knew it was true and knew that God knew that I knew it. I continued reading the book until I finished it and then started all over again. The Book of Mormon truly changed my life. Not only did the book contain the answers to my questions but it also brought me closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. The book helped me come to know God and partake of His good grace. My heart changed and so did my actions. I had no more disposition to do evil but to do good continually. During those high school years I did not care about being popular or scoring touch downs anymore, rather I cared about serving God and His children. I am Mormon because I know God lives and that this is His Church. I am Mormon because I know that I can be together forever with my family through the sealing powers of the holy priesthood that has been restored to the earth. I am a Mormon because God has a plan for me and I know what that plan is. I am a Mormon because being one fills my soul and days with happiness and peace. Being a Mormon is the best decision I ever made.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and partake of the Holy Sacrament. I personally go visit three families every month to see how they are doing. I voluntarily teach young men and women ages 14-15 every morning Monday through Friday at 600 AM. During this time we discuss the Holy Scriptures and how to apply them in their lives. I am faithful to my wife in thought, word, and deed. I take her on a date every Friday. I spend one-on-one time with my daughter every week. On Mondays I hold a special meeting for my family, during which we discuss spiritual things and play games for fun. I go to an Latter-day Saint Temple every month to ponder, pray, and do work for my ancestors. I avoid entertainment with profanity, vulgarity, sexuality, and violence. I exercise every day to stay healthy and fit for my family. In short, I live my faith by loving my God, family, and fellowmen.