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Hi I'm Jay

I live in Ohio and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and have two children. I am a chemical engineer and I like going out to the movies with my wife, playing paintball when the weather is nice, and vegging out to video games with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Catholic church by my parent when I was young. My father and I joined the church of Jehovah's Witnesses when I was 13 years old. I was a very active member of that church and read my scriptures daily. As I matured, I began to have many questions that could not be answered by members of that church. I was told to "go on faith" that what they were teaching me was true. My biggest question was after reading the Old Testament and learning all about the prophets that led God's people. There were always prophets to guide the people...Why don't we have a Prophet today? I decided that I needed to find answers elsewhere. Several years went by and I was no closer to finding answers. One day I visited my mother at work. Her office was one floor above a church mission office that belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She always made comments about the nice dressed young men coming in and out all the time. So I decided to pay them a visit. I entered the mission office and asked for something to read. I asked if someone could come over to my house and answer my questions. Later that afternoon I received a call from Elder Binks. He said he was a missionary from the church and wanted to come visit me. Elder Binks and Elder Whitney came and taught me all about the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Restoration of the Gospel, and Christ's church that was organized in these days. It touched my soul so deeply to hear about the church and I knew immediately that this was God's true church. The greatest blessing I enjoy as a member of this church is having the Holy Ghost with me all the time. I can feel myself drawing closer to Christ as I follow His commandments. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and by obedience to his laws I can live with Him and my Heavenly Father again in His kingdom.

How I live my faith

I know that obeying ALL of His commandments ALL of the time can seem very overwhelming. Waking up in the morning and saying "I'm going to do my best today" is the best I can do. Rolling out of bed and letting my knees hit the floor. Say a prayer. Reading the scriptures with my wife and kids, even if it is two verses. Being honest with others. Always be grateful for the things I've been blessed with. End the day with a prayer.