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Hi I'm Jim Fry

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I wear a kilt whenever the occasion permits and ride a motorcycle when the weather permits but never at the same time. I am a husband and father to three amazing girls and a brilliant son . I am fortunate to have married my best friend and have that relationship grow through the years. I love communications technologies and I help organizations use them. Working from home can be a challenge at times and brings just as many rewards. Living in the great state of Texas after growing up on the beaches of Southern California is a big change. I grew up surfing, skating and playing baseball all year long. Now as a father we have found activities we can all participate in and the one we enjoy the most is celebrating our Scottish heritage. The two oldest girls play bagpipes in a competition/performing band and have played all over the U.S., we go to Scottish Festival's and love the family time together eating bangers and mash or toad in the hole.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and am a Mormon because of my love for my Savior Jesus Christ. I chose to serve a mission and was called to Ireland; I love the Irish people and have learned so much from them. Now in life I want to give my family the ability to know where to look for the great joy in life and how to overcome adversity; which comes from living the gospel. I believe that the best way to let people know that I am a Mormon is to live my life so that others may ask about why I live my life the way I do and why my family is so important to me. As a young man I wanted to know that what I was taught was the truth; so I did what all that have to do that come to knowledge that the Book of Mormon truly is Another Testament of Jesus Christ which is to read it and ask God through prayer if it is. I will forever remember the time and location when I did as it has shaped and changed my life. I would encourage anyone that has questions about Mormon's please ask one, I love to let those around me know what I believe and to answer questions or to clarify a misunderstanding.

How I live my faith

Living my Faith has become a way of life especially with a family with 3 daughters and 1 son. I have enjoyed being a father and love to teach my children about their Savior. We have tried hard to make our home a safe place from the troubles of the world and school. A tradition in our home my wife Heidi has implemented is a Friday night homemade pizza and a movie. Through the years we have watched several movies over and over but that is not the point - the point is to have a place and time set aside for us to be together and enjoy the rest from the week. As our older daughters have gone through high school we have found that the evening expands and can include good friends to have a place to come and feel safe. We have cooked thousands of cookies and drank just as much milk along the way but have had incredible discussions and experiences with the kids and look forward to more with the kids and someday more family as we grow. That tradition along with trying very hard to have family prayer every morning and every evening together has kept us close and been some of the greatest laughing moments of our life. It is important to let others know that living your faith can be just as much fun as it is seriousness. It is a way of life every day and in every choice; it is not easy for sure but it can be done as you make the choice to live as Christ lived. I also have the greatest pleasure of working with the youth of our area as I serve in the Church. It is a great joy to help the young men realize they can be of service to others and to help them develop into future husbands and fathers. We do this through activities like the Boy Scouts of America which is an amazing program to get boys outdoors to learn and grow. We also have a great program the young men use to guide them in learning their Duty to God through personal development and service to others. What a joy it is to see the youth grow through these types of activities.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jim Fry
In our society families come in all kinds of different sizes and configurations. Yet the family unit is where the greatest joy can come from. No matter what kind of family someone is a part of it can be strengthened through following the Savior. As we learn about our Father in Heaven and our older brother Jesus Christ through study and prayer we learn to become more like them. I have learned that when I am not self deceiving myself into thinking I am better than anyone else in my family I can be of great service to them. Through that service be it the smallest thing or largest my love for my family grows. The family unit is meant to be eternal and that is why my family is so important to me, I desire for my family to succeed here and also to learn from tough situations. To have been trusted with the lives of 4 kids I feel a great sense of gratitude and responsibility. Show more Show less