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Hi I'm Jeff Hamblin

I've been married for 18 years, have 5 children, am a paramedic student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have had a lot of various types of careers: U.S. Army, Life Guard, Gymnastics Spotter, Industrial Cleaning, Motel Pool Attendant, Motel Assistant General Manager, Factory Worker/Supervisor, Union Laborer, Union Groundman Operator installing conduit for electrical work, Nationally Registered EMT-B licensed in MO, and have graduated from East Central College to earning an AAS in Paramedic Technology. I am a UFC fan and I love to ride my motorcycle. I also like to watch T.V. and Movies to escape reality from time to time. I spend most of my time with my family & friends, studying, and working within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also referred to as the Mormons

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member all of my life. But if you know anything about the gospel of Jesus Christ, we all have to be converted and gain a testimony of the divine nature of our Heavenly Father, of the Lord Jesus Christ our Messiah, of The Book of Mormon & Holy Bible, a testimony that there is a necessity for a current living prophet, that Joseph Smith was a prophet who re-established the true and authorized church of Jesus Christ, and that Thomas S. Monson is called of God and of Jesus Christ to be a prophet, seer, and revelator who holds all of the keys and authority of the priesthood to make decisions in Jesus Christ's church. Once a person figures all of that out, its pretty easy to say that I am a Mormon because I have been one all of my life... But the real understanding is that we "ALL" must be converted to this church. I have known many 3rd and 4th generation Mormons not have the same beliefs, fall away and have their names removed from the records of the Church. Just because I was taught Mormonism as a little child, does not mean that I haven't had any struggles learning, understanding and gaining wisdom to feel the way I feel now. I love this church, my heavenly Father and the rest of the Godhead, my physical family, and all who have become as close as my physical family.

How I live my faith

If you ever get the chance to meet me, I will be one of the first people to tell you that I am not perfect. I also realize and interpret the scripture when the Lord commands us to ...judge not least ye be judged... means to be careful about the way we judge the people around us. It doesn't tell us "don't judge." It admonishes us to judge, but to judge wisely/righteously. There is also another scripture which tells us not to make final judgement. Final judgement is saved for only the Lord to make. He was the one who atoned for our sins and he is the one who chooses whether his atonement covers our sins. We complicate things and can sometimes depress ourselves by making a final judgement, like saying; "The Lord will never forgive me for this., I've gone too far this time., No one will ever feel towards me the way I need to be treated., Its just too hard., I can't do it." I try to keep that in mind. Last, but not least, I try to keep the gospel simple. We, as adults, have a tendency to complicate things about life, saying "we live in the grey area". Christ revealed to Joseph Smith that the age of accountability is 8 yrs. old. The gospel is supposed to be simple enough for an eight year old to get it right. So this is it... Do good every day, repent whenever you mess up, and keep on keepin' on... I was surprised when I realized that "Enduring to the End" does not mean to never make a mistake it means to never give up. Forgiveness is essential to God's plan, right along with patience and long suffering. These feelings can be made difficult whenever we concentrate about how "I" feel instead of "I wonder how they're doing?". Jesus taught us about the proper order of things, but he also also established his church with rules, regulations, commandments, principles and ordinances. We must work hard to follow his example and have faith that his atonement covers our sins too. That through him we may be saved.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jeff Hamblin
"No success can compensate for failure in the home." This is a quote my father used to tell me frequently while growing up and also after becoming a father myself. From what I understand there is no other institution on this earth which is more important, saving our own personal relationship with the Godhead. Its important to me to understand how relationships work, because relationships are the "meat and potatoes" of family living. The 3 C's of Marriage: Commitment, communication, and compromise. Commitment: CANNOT falter, otherwise the marriage is doomed. Communication: The key to success in ALL relationships. Compromise: Can't we all just get along? I have also realized that patience, long suffering and forgiveness plays an intricate role as well. Child rearing: Kids start to learn as soon as they take their first breath. Don't delay being a parent once your child is born. It is impossible to spoil a child within the first 6 months. Babies need security and consistency. The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed they'll be. First time breast feeders: Be confident babies will sense your feelings. Just breathe... Parents: Establish consistent rules, let the punishment suit the crime, and you can be more of a friend once they get older. Be nice. You don't have to be mean to exercise authority, just unwavering. Discipline: Teaching, not punishing. Let independence happen, its OK. Families can be together forever. Ask a missionary, they can help you... Show more Show less