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Hi I'm James

I am a mountain biker, student, husband, and Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a business student in college. I have been married for a little over a year and I love being with my family. In my free time I like to stay active. I do this primarily by mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, and hiking. I also enjoy playing most sports including football, basketball, soccer, and racket ball.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in high school I started to read the Book of Mormon seriously for the first time. For some reason I became fascinated by what I was reading. I would stay up and read for two or three hours on some nights. It changed my outlook on life and I felt a lot happier as I read it. Even before praying about it I should have known that it was true because of the added Spirit that I was feeling in my life. I did pray about it though and I knew without any doubt that the Book of Mormon came from God. More importantly, I knew that I had to change my life and serve God and Jesus Christ more willingly.

How I live my faith

Currently I help count and deposit the donations that come to my ward locally. I enjoy serving in whatever capacity that is asked of me. I continue to read the Book of Mormon on a daily basis. I usually don't have as much time to read it for hours like I used to, but I have found that even if I just read it for ten minutes a day it helps me to be happier and keep a proper perspective on life.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jesus stated that except a man be born of water and of the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. We believe that all men must be physically baptized in order to enter into the Kingdom of God. Many people have died without having this opportunity. In His infinite mercy, the Lord directed us to perform baptisms on behalf of those who have not had this opportunity. Show more Show less