Hi I'm Jeff Martin
I'm a 50 year old who feels and acts like a 25 year old. I married way over my head. I have five kids who are exactly like their mother: better, stronger, faster, smarter than I ever dreamed of being. I feel very blessed to have the family that I do because, at the end of the day, your family is what matters most.
Why I am a Mormon
I wasn’t looking for God or religion in my teen years; however, I guess I was in the right place at the right time. I met a Mormon family when I was 17 and that changed everything. The family was like any other family with teenagers and busy schedules, but something was different, or at least, I felt something different when I was around them. Some years later I met with the Mormon missionaries and they taught me the basics of their belief. Not being a student of the Bible, or religion for that matter, I really didn't have many questions. During one particular discussion with the missionaries concerning God's plan of happiness, an indescribable feeling came over me, in fact, a very profound feeling that pierced my very soul. From that very moment I knew what I was to do. So, why am I a Mormon? Being in the right place at the right time was definitely a benefit. More importantly, the Lord knows me and knew that my conversion was going to come through the sensitivity of feeling and not through the process of intellectual investigation. As a result of some good choices and the Lord’s guiding hand, I have accomplished much more in my life than I ever thought I would have accomplished.
What has helped develop greater harmony in your home?
Creating and maintaining harmony in the home is much harder today than I suppose it was when I was growing up – family members busier, demands of school more intense, and the workday longer. Then add all the electronic doodads to the mix and a family today could coexist without much personal interaction. That personal Interaction is paramount in developing harmony in the home. Here’s what we do to maintain the harmony in our home: • Pray together • Read scriptures together • Dinners together • Music (perform together)
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying to increase my faith in God and decrease my faith in my pitiful arm of flesh. This is a difficult process because it means stripping myself of pride and then trying to develop the attribute of humility. When I have experienced success in increasing my faith I have noticed that I have been involved in some type of service. The more I serve, the more I think of God and His will, and the less I think of my own will. It's a day to day thing with me. Some days are better than others but I do have a hope that the Lord knows my intent to improve and rely on Him and serve Him.