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Hi I'm Jeremy

I'm a husband, father, teacher and friend. I haven't done anything famous, but I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Central Washington with three brothers and two sisters. We worked in the family orchard, on my parent's property, and played all day outside. We learned how to work hard as a family and play even harder. After high I served a mission for the Church in the Arizona Phoenix MIssion and I LOVED the experience. I know that I am converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ because of my interactions with the Holy Spirit. I am forever changed by my gospel experiences and enriched by my testimony. I now live in the Columbia Basin in Central Washington. I have a beautiful wife, an amazing little girl, and a precious baby boy. I am a math teacher at a local middle school and a football coach, and I love every day of it. I love the gospel and my opportunities to serve others. I am grateful to share my testimony and feelings about the gospel of Jesus Christ because it helps my friends understand what it is I believe and why.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know that the church was restored by His authority and His leadership. I am a Mormon because I feel the love of our Father in Heaven when I follow the teachings of our Savior. One great moment that defined my faith and desire to always be a Mormon is an experience I had when my life was at a low point. I never felt so alone or hopeless as I did at that time. I prayed to Father for His comfort and guidence. I distinctly remember the overwhelming feeling of love. This will sound cheezy but it almost felt like a father's hug. I asked Father what I could do to improve my life at that time. My answer was to be actively engaged in His work and live the gospel principles I knew in my heart to be true. The principles of faith, hard work, and endurance are essential to my happiness and I find strength through living the values and beliefs held by members of the church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I currently serve as a counselor in the bishopric. I am actively involved with the boy scouts and other youth programs. I am grateful for opportunities to share my beliefs with anyone who is willing to listen. I love to be an example of goodness to my students when the rest of the world tells them immorality, drugs, alcohol, and other bad things are the norm. I love to set a tone in my classroom that invites others to be a little better and live to a higher standard. My greatest honor at work is to have students and staff tell me that my classroom feels different. I know it is because I live the gospel standards and encourage all those who come into my classroom to do the same. I love to visit with members of my ward and become closer with my ward family. Perhaps the greatest way I live my faith is by learning about and acting upon the knowledge I gain about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I live my faith by teaching my children the gospel of Jesus Christ and by sharing my testimony with my wife, family, friends, and any one I meet who will listen.