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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a Dad. I'm a husband. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. In these things I find joy.

About Me

I've been married for more than 27 years to the most wonderful woman in the world (all the other husbands that say that are wrong ;)) We have three adult children. I love my family - they are everything to me. I love to work - I'm a sales rep, helping provide data and telecommuncation solutions to our customers. For the 20 years prior to that I served in the United States Navy - 10 years as an enlisted aviation technician and 10 years as a Naval Aviator (pilot). I love learning - learning technical things and learning about new cultures and languages. I've traveled a fair amount of the world, visiting 15 countries besides the US and speak some Spanish and Tagalog (Filipino). My moto: Faith and fear can't live in the same place at the same time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic. I'm grateful to my Mom for that. She helped me introduce me to God. Due to very challenging years in my youth and my own immaturity, I turned away from God and learned to just rely on myself. But while I was in the Navy, we lived next door to some Mormons. They were really amazing examples to me of Christ like behavior. It caused me to re-examine what I believed about God and my relationship with Him. As I talked with them about what they believed and watched how they lived, I felt a great desire to know God and to know if what my friends believed was true. I began attending church with them and eventually began to pray to God on a regular basis so that I might learn if this really was His Church and if this was what He really wanted me to do. It was such a challenge because I had always relied on myself and now I had to rely on Him. As my desire to know if this was the right path for me, I prayed more and more earnestly until I came to a point where I prayed with great fervor and asked the Lord - on behalf of both myself and my children - if this was really right. I also studied the scriptures regularly, searching for truth. I attended church regularly and began to pay tithing. His answer didn't come as I hoped and expected. The answer was a scripture: "Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things, therefore, if ye have faith, ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." (Alma 32:21 in the Book of Mormon). I learned that I needed to move forward in faith and then check and see if the path I was taking felt right. So, I did that. I joined the church and served and grew. As I looked back at the path I had been walking, my testimony grew. The Holy Spirit confirmed to me that the Book of Mormon is God's word and the Church of Jesus Christ is His restored church.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm so grateful to have a relationship with God and an understanding of His plan for me. This plan is, in my many ways, the same for all of us. It is God's mission to bring all His children back to him. I love making new friends and sharing God's plan with them that they might feel and share in the joy that I feel.