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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a husband, a father, a child of God, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I was born in New Orleans, LA. At a young age, I moved to Germany with my mother, where I stayed until the age of 14. We returned to the States, where I went to a Sothern California High School, attended college in Seattle, WA, moved back to California to become a police officer, and met my wife. After being blessed with two beautiful children, life was just beginning.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to all kinds of different churches. I was often invited to join friends at various church services and functions. It was always my intention to attend, listen, take away whatever made sense to me, and try to live a "good" life. There was always a lingering feeling that something was missing. Inevitably, I would ask myself the same questions. What is it that I should be doing? How do I know if I am doing it? One day, in Hurst, TX, I was invited to play some basketball by a couple of young men in white shirts and ties. It turned out that they lived right across the hall from me. I didn’t bother reading the black name tags on their pockets. I accepted their invitation. After the sixth Monday afternoon get together, the shy one whispered to the outgoing one, “Hey, just ask him”. That’s when I was invited to hear about the Mormon Church. The missionaries came over the very next evening to teach us about the plan of salvation. I never heard about why we are here on earth. At the end, they told me not to take their word for it. They asked me to read a couple of chapters from the Book of Mormon, and pray about it. Nobody has ever asked me to just “pray about it”. I had a strong desire to take my family to the next Sunday services. The most intriguing thing over the next few weeks was that the church was extremely family oriented. The spirit was always strong. Within two months, I had a strong desire to get baptized. I began to grow my testimony and ready to be guided by the Gospel. My family was always made to be the most important focus. A few years later, I was able to attend the temple, and be sealed to my family for all eternity. What a blessing. Even through difficult times, the church has always a source of support, guidance, and constant reminder of what is truly the most precious treasure. My family and I have grown strong in the church. The primary program has helped to build a steady foundation for my children. I love this church. I love this gospel. I know that Jesus Christ was a perfect example, and gave his life to atone for all of our sins. Now, I don’t ask myself what I am supposed to do anymore. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is what I am supposed to do. The spirit manifests to me that I am on the right path.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through raising my children, side by side with my wife, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I live my faith by trusting that my children will be guide by the spirit to choose the right. I live my faith by never turning down a calling that is extended to me. I live my faith by home teaching the families that I have been asked to watch over. I live my faith by attending church, reading the scriptures, praying to our Heavenly Father, and magnifying my life. I live my faith by repenting for my transgressions, and taking advantage of the vast support system of this church. I live my faith by serving others. Living my faith is possible because my amazing family, which was so graciously given to me by our Heavenly Father.