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Hi I'm Jim

I'm husband and father trying to raise my children to be responsible members of society and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful woman who loves me and we have been blessed with 6 wonderful children with a seventh on the way. I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my bicycle, playing racquetball, gardening, house projects, and reading lots of books.

Why I am a Mormon

I gained a testimony as a teenager when I prayed to Heavenly Father if the church was true. He answered my prayers with a feeling of peace and calm. Today I continue to feel great joy as I worship with my family and follow God's commandments. Each day I try to arise at 4:00 AM to spend with my wife, read and ponder the scriptures and enjoy quiet time to meditate. In the early hours of the day I am able to reflect upon the many blessing that Heavenly Father has given me. My heart becomes overwhelmed as I think of how much I have compared to so many in the world. I don't have to worry where my children's next meal is coming from or if one of them will die for lack of medical care, my country enjoys peace and prosperity that much of the world can only dream of. However, with all these blessing God expects me to share with others. While my wife and I love our children we look forward to the time when they left the home and we are able to serve together as senior missionaries for the church. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought us so much joy we want to be able to share it with others.

How I live my faith

I am the Scoutmaster for our church sponsored Boy Scout troop. I really enjoy working with the boys and seeing them grow into young men. I love to see their knowledge of Jesus Christ increase. I also enjoy the opportunity to visit with several families each month as part of the church's Home Teaching Program. I work with another member of the church and we try to visit these families at least once a month and bring them a spiritual message. Throughout the years I have been blessed to visit many wonderful families and have enjoyed the blessing of seeing their lives change as they accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Life is about learning; learning to distinguish between good and evil and than choose the good. As we learn and serve others we will slowly become more like our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less