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Hi I'm Jim

I live in Wisconsin-I'm a husband, father, a Scouter, and I'm grateful to be a Mormon.

About Me

Living in northeastern Wisconsin has been a great place to raise our family, enjoy nature, and go through the challenges of day to day life. Half way through college I married a true friend from childhood, and we have been blessed with seven wonderful children. This has certainly shaped our lives through involvement with them in school, music and sports activities, summer trips, and even special education and accommodations with a severely handicapped daughter. Even when she died we were comforted by the assurance of the eternal bond we have as a family, with the firm hope in the resurrection and goal of being together as a family after this life. 

Why I am a Mormon

I am fortunate to have been raised by "first generation" Mormons - my mother's and my father's families both having joined the church when they were young. Nevertheless, as a teen-ager I was anxious to know for myself, to confirm the good feelings I had to that point through being taught principles, values and virtues of the gospel in our home. I read a lot and tried to understand Christ's teachings. I vividly remember my experience - in response to personally asking for that assurance I received an unmistakable answer that the gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth in its fulness, and what I was being taught was true. Since then the Book of Mormon had an even greater effect on my life and the desire to share the gospel grew as I felt the Spirit. In the years since then I have felt the same calm assurance many times, and I know God lives and lovingly cares for each of His children. It is through the loving gift of His son, Jesus Christ, and by following His teachings we can receive the strength necessary to endure the challenges of this life. I'm grateful the priesthood authority is on the earth again so we can receive essential ordinances and make covenants with God to return to his presence.

How I live my faith

I definitely feel blessings come to our family when we serve others - I have enjoyed working with youth in the young mens organization and Scouting. In addition I have served in clerking and administrative roles.