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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 43 years. We have 3 great daughters, 3 not so bad son-in-laws, and 9 fantastic grandkids. At this time I am retired after a 42 year career with the railroad in different areas of track maintenance and construction. I enjoy the outdoors and while I don't sleep on the ground any more I still enjoy camping in my pop up trailer while fishing and hunting. I do not hunt seriously anymore but do enjoy the time in the woods with a camera. I spend more time fly fishing now and also am not above grabbing a spinning rod when the occasion calls for it. I also enjoy shooting and compete in cowboy action shooting matches in addition to helping put on the annual OWSA match in Raton, NM each year. I am an Eagle Scout and as such like working with the Boy Scouts. I have loved photograph since I was little (only natural with one grandfather a professional photographer and the other an advanced amateur and photography teacher). According to my wife I love to wonder. I very seldom go anywhere in the shortest and/or straightest line. In my opinion it’s much more fun to travel off the interstate and see the world. In my spare time I enjoy my aquariums, both a salt water reef tank and a fresh water tank.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first introduced to the church in my early twenties by some young ladies I was dating, but it took until my early thirties to actually make the commitment and joint the church. I believe that ever since my first introduction with the church I knew it was true, but it took awhile to except the new lifestyle that went with the commitment. I have never regretted the decision since I made it and the feeling you get from living daily with the spirit of the Holy Ghost is incredible. It helps guide you and define who you are.

How I live my faith

The church is a lay ministry which means that we have no paid ministers or employees. All members are asked to help out and participate in some form to help direct and run the church units. I have the privilege of being the Executive Secretary at my ward. This means I meet and spend time with the ward leaders helping to plan and direct the business of the local church group. I also am on the Scout Committee for our various Boy Scout and Cub Scout units. In addition I try my best to always live and behave in a manner that will bring credit to both the church and myself. By being true and honorable one lives a life that they, and others how know them, can be proud of. My goal is to always be a good example to others and help those with whom I have contact to better themselves and feel glad to have known me.