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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a man on a mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Logan, Utah, with beautiful mountains only minutes away. I love spending time outdoors, especially in good company. Life is wonderful--what makes it so wonderful to me is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, my wonderful family, good friends, and beautiful music.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. There are a lot of great, wonderful things about this church, but in the end, all that really matters is that it is exactly what it claims to be: the true church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth with the fulness of the Gospel. That's not an idea that a lot of people are used to, but it's true. This is something real. The beauty of it is that God doesn't ask anyone to just take my word for it, or anyone else's word, for that matter. He's promised that He will reveal the truth to anyone who wants to know: "If any of ye lack wisdom, let him ask of God, which giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." (James 1:5)

How I live my faith

The scriptures tell us to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord." I like making joyful noises each week playing the organ for church meetings on Sundays. I think that there's something inherently divine about music. Through it we can powerfully express spiritual truths that otherwise might be difficult to communicate. It's great to be able to contribute to the great spirit at church meetings by doing something I love. I also have the chance to do what many other young men my age do and serve a mission for the Church for two years and teach people about the Gospel. I go around sharing the message that the church that Jesus Christ founded is once again back on the earth. Even though living away from my family is hard, the privilege of helping others to learn about the Gospel is more than worth the sacrifice.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jeff
I'm sure that when Jesus Christ walked the earth, the Jews probably might have thought of him and his followers as a cult. Here were a bunch of people following a man who claimed to be the Son of God. However, because of their attitude, they never took the chance to find out for themselves that Jesus really was what he said he was--the Savior of the world. I hope I never have the kind of attitude that keeps me from receiving the precious truths God wants me to hear. The more I think about it, the more I have come to believe that "cult" is a word that people use to describe a group of people with religious beliefs that they don't understand, don't feel comfortable with, and don't really want to understand. In other words, I think that the difference between a religion and a cult has less to do with the group itself than with the attitude of the person talking about it. Show more Show less