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Hi I'm James

I enjoy sports, music, learning new things and meeting new people. I love life! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently working full-time in the construction industry. I enjoy cooking, listening to music, reading, and learning new things everyday. I am married to a beautiful woman who is my best friend and loyal companion. I have six brothers, one sister and an amazing father and mother. I love my family. My life is challenging in many ways, but I am happier than ever before! I know the value of living a Christ-centered life in times of hardship and struggle. I have felt the amazing transforming power of the gospel in countless ways. I love my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Because of their love for me I feel a greater sense of love to their other children here on earth. Everyone I see is a brother or a sister that deserves to be loved and shown kindness. That is what our loving Father in Heaven would want us to do, to serve one another as He would do and to love as he would love.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel gives me a defined direction that brings joy and meaning to the things I do. When I am discouraged about the things ahead of me (which can be an everyday thing for a college student), I can rely on the teachings of Jesus Christ to keep me on the path of happiness, real purpose, and peace. The principles of the gospel that I continually learn in His church provide me with control over my life and a clear sense of direction. My belief in a God who loves me and cares about my circumstances is strengthened everyday as I kneel and speak with Him in prayer. I know He has provided us, His children, with guidance on how to live life and what the purpose of this life is. In the Holy Scriptures and through His living prophets we can find a light and a truth that is hard, if not impossible at times, to encounter in the world today. It makes sense to me that, if there is an Almighty God, He would provide us with the tools necessary to know Him and how to serve and worship Him and most importantly, that He has revealed a plan that shows us the way to live our lives in harmony with those around us. I know that there is more to this life than our birth and death. There is more to this life than the short years of existence we each have on this planet. The gospel brings a comfort and confidence that no one can shake. The world continues to become more wicked and vile. This church and the gospel which has been restored provide me with an assurance that God is there and he loves me.

How I live my faith

There are many ways in which I live my faith. I enjoy serving people at work everyday and working to improve the lives of others. I like to see other people smile and feel important, so I do all I can to be a friend and to show kindness in the way I think about them and the way I treat them. I love singing. I believe that through song, I can come closer to the Holy Spirit of God.I feel like I can share my testimony through the music that we sing. Because music is a universal thing, the songs that I have shared in church meetings and other performances have touched the lives of others in my community. The gospel of Jesus Christ encourages the spreading of happiness, and I believe that the music that we sing has done that in many circumstances. At times I have been overwhelmed by the amazing feelings that the music brings.