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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Husband, Father, and Son. I'm a Priesthood bearer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Fresno, CA where I met my sweetheart of 22 years. We have been blessed with three wonderful children: a full time missionary serving in Phoenix, AZ, a freshman at BYU Idaho and a high school freshman. They keep us on our toes and make us proud everyday. We currently live in Washington State where I work in sales and my wife in higher education.

Why I am a Mormon

Two sister missionaries came to our door back in 1975 when I was just nine years old. My mother sensed something special about their message and agreed to accept the lessons. A few months later we joined the church through baptism. I was too young to fully understand that decision but i trusted my mother and even at that young age i felt special when we went to church. My mother often worked Sundays and wasn't able to attend church meetings but I had good friends that would pick me up and I soon was entrenched in youth programs such as scouting, primary and eventually the young men/young women programs. As a teenager I felt special when attending church activities. The gospel principls I learned on Sundays made sense to me and felt right. I loved the close friendships I developed attending youth activities durring the week. However, I had a burning desire to KNOW if the church was true. By the time I was in high school I knew I had to discover for myself if the church was true. I determined to be as active as I possible could. I vowed to do my best to keep all of the commandments, to pray and to study the scriptures diligently. I didn't see angels or hear the voice of God but each time I prayed and asked the Lord to guide me I felt an overwelming warmth inside. often while attending activities or sitting in a church class I felt that same warmth adn even was a little emotional at times. I learned that these feelings were the promptings of the Holy Ghost testifying of the truthfulness of the principles I was studying. I know the lord answered my prayers. I know that His spirit confirmed to me in a profound and personal way that this was His church. The very church established by Jesus Christ in the New Testament. After receiving that testimony I made covenants that I would always strive to be faithfull and do all I could to be like the Savior. I'm not perfect. I've made many mistakes. But I've tried my entire life to be a good disciple of Christ and to center my life and my family around Him.

How I live my faith

One day at a time...living a faith based life is daily effort to model your life after the Savior. We start and close each day with a family prayer We try to read scriptures as a family and individually daily. We set aside one night a week as a family night (Family Home Evening). This is a night where we share stories, play games, teach gospel lessons and even sing together. We feel closest to the Savior when we are serving others. We look for opportunities as a family to help other people, to be charitable and to uplift the spirits of others where we can. The church gives us opportunities to serve in teaching and leadership positions. There's nothing that builds you faith more than having the responsibility to help others in teh name of the Savior...to represent Him in an official capacity. I currently serve in our young men's program. I love those boys and their families. It brings such joy to my family to be able to make a difference and contribute their lives. Faith is something you continually build upon and seek. Living a faith driven life is trial and error. We make our best effort to do what the Savior would have us do. When we fall short it's the Savior's grace and atonement that allows fills the gaps. He allows us to start fresh and work towards daily improvement.