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Hi I'm Jimmy

I grew up in Canada, I love music, I make awkward situations everywhere I go, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of three boys, I love playing basketball and listening to music. Music can sometimes either make or break my mood sometimes, if I'm in a funk or not feeling to good music can bring me right out. Some of my favorites are Postal Service, Miike Snow, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Passion Pit, Arcade Fire, Tokyo Police Club, Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lights, Coldplay, Dallas Green, Sam Roberts, Vampire Weekend, the list goes on and on. In school I wasn't really in the "in" crowd or the "out" crowd, I kind of floated inbetween somewhere. But I made some really close friends, and I think friendships are one of the most important things to me. There was a group of us that would get together every weekend and just end up doing nothing, we would always come up with cool ideas of things to do but they never really happened. After high school I painted for a guy that was in my church, like painting walls kinda thing. I tell people that I was an artist, and that I did mono-tone murals on walls just to liven it up a bit. It makes me feel good about myself, but unfortunately I think there may be some people out there who still think I'm an artist. Whoops. Right now I'm a missionary in California Fresno, and loving it. The climate is a bit of a change, but I think I'm getting used to it, it's some of the most fulfilling work I've ever done.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, and my parents had a strong testimony of the gospel and they were a great help to me. But for a long time, I just kind of took their word that it was true and went along with it. It sounds bad to say I was skeptical, but alot of times when people would say that they just knew the church was true and that there wasn't any doubt in their mind, I was, well, skeptical I guess haha. I had a vague notion that it could be true, I went to church every week, I went to all the activities, but it seemed like I could never let myself say whole-heartedly that it was the one true church on the earth. So I just rode the curtails of other people's testimonies, and just hoped to goodness that they knew what they were doing. It wasn't until later that I took it upon myself to find out for me if it was true. My answer wasn't a beam of light, it wasn't some amazing immediate answer to my prayer, rather it is a simple warm feeling that tells me personally that Heavenly Father loves me. And that the Savior did die for our sins. And that Joseph Smith is truly a prophet. It's hard to explain why or how I know, it's something that transends all logic and reasoning, but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt it's true. 

How I live my faith

Back home I was involved alot in scouting, I loved camping and doing fun things like that. I also was a home teacher, which means that I would go with another member in the ward and visit other members, making sure they're doing alright and such. I was also a "ward missionary", which is just a fancy name for a missionary helper.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Jimmy
Alot of people think Mormons are an extreme religion, that we aren't allowed to do this and that, but really we do most things everyone else does. I hang out with friends, I watch movies on the weekends, pizza parties are a must, road trips and their soundtracks are essential, and school can definitely be boring at times. But the difference is we don't drink alchohol with our pizza, we don't cheat at school, road trips include a trip to the nearest church on Sunday. It doesn't take away from our life, it adds to it! Reading the sccriptures and obeying the commandments makes doing all these other things even more fun, because we don't have to worry about all the other side effects of drinking and cheating and smoking and children out of wedlock and not having the spirit with us. We know that we have God's spirit with us always if we are living what we know to be true, and nothing beats the happiness that comes from that Show more Show less