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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Mormon. I am from Kansas where I have lived most of my life. I worked in the computer industry most of my life.

About Me

I have been married for more that 50 years to a beautiful woman. We have six wonderful daughters who have blessed us with 32 marvelous grandchildren and a growing number of delightful great-grandchildren. Being a senior citizen has slowed some of my favorite activities. I love to water ski, dance, sing in a choir, and take photographs. I love music so much that sometimes I start whistling or singing a tune without even thinking about it, and when I hear some familiar songs it is hard to keep my feet still. I am good at figuring out how things work and making repairs to them.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always had a belief in Jesus Christ. When I was in grade school, I attended weekday bible classes at the Presbyterian Church and attended Sunday school with a neighbor at the Lutheran Church. When I became a teenager, I went with my best friend to the Southern Baptist Church and was baptized into that church. I later joined the Christian Church with my parents and when I got married, my wife was a Methodist so I joined with her so that we could raise our children in the same faith. I didn’t agree with all of the doctrine that any of these churches taught but thought that each had some truth and were doing the best they knew how with only the Bible to work with. After we had our first four children, we moved from Kansas to New York. We attended the two Methodist churches in the area and were not happy with either of them since they were so much different than what we were used to in Kansas. We had a neighbor that was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and when they explained what the Mormon Church teaches, I knew that it was correct. It answered all of the objections that I had in each of the other churches that I had belonged to.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not a passive one hour a week like I experienced in other churches. It is a complete change of lifestyle. I have learned that the greatest happiness comes from serving others just as our Savior Jesus Christ did while he lived on the earth. I try to follow his example and teachings. Now that I am retired, I have had several opportunities to serve full time. I just don’t know what or where I would be if I didn’t have these opportunities.