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Hi I'm James

I'm a great grandpa, I built jet engines, I'm a green-thumb and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Ohio, I started a family at a young age. I worked on a railroad, as a roofer, then I started making J-47 engines for General Electric. I've got 10 children and 32 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I've searched all my life for the right religion. I started off with the Baptist church, Methodist, House of Jacob, Holiness, and Jehovah Witness. None of these churches satisfied me, and after my wife passed away I decided to quit religion altogether! One day, two missionaries knocked on my door to try to teach me. I was tired of listening to them, so I ran them out! Two weeks later a set of sister missionaries knocked on my door, I basically ran them out as well, but they told me they'd be back. I was determined not to listen to them and I'd run them out again. On the morning I knew they would be returning i woke up sicker than a dog. I could't move a single muscle! I prayed and I prayed to god wondering what was going on. Finally I cried to god and said that I wouldnt run those sister missionaries off. The second I said that I felt 100 better. Later that day I heard a knock at the door and sure enough, there they were, the sister missionaries. As soon as I saw them I was ready, and I asked them, "When can I get baptized?" So here I am, three years later a happy member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day.

How I live my faith

I try the best that I can to set a good example to my friends and my children. I take care of a 94 year old friend of mine. She has no intention of joining the church, but I hope that in the life to come she will look back at the example I set for her and she may decide to accept the gospel. I feel that the most important thing is to trust in Heavenly Father. How do I live my faith?Prayer, supplication with him and trusting in Him everyday of my life. He's all i got, and I really gotta lean on him. There's nobody else I can lean on but him.