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Hi I'm James

I grew up in Colorado rock climbing and hiking mountains. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A father of 3 girls, I work in marketing for a large company and have lived in MA, CA, WA, UT, CO, CA. I am passionate about hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. I LOVE hiking mountains. I have hiked 30+ peaks in CO above 14,000 feet.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned in my teenage years how mortal we all are and how fleeting this life is. I needed something more, a deeper purpose. As I have tried to learn more about Christ and follow him better I come closer to that deeper meaning. I want to have the faith to not fear living. I want to live to be truly happy. I know I have been blessed for my efforts and I have begun to develop a love for Christ and his teachings.

How I live my faith

I have taught bible lessons to youth ages 15-16 as well as helped support Boy Scouts and high adventure activities. Some of the activities I have taught include rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, backpacking, mountain climbing, and rafting. Sometimes when we get out away from the bustle of life is when we are best able to feel God's presence and the need we have for Him in life.

Are Mormons Christians?

There might be some that feel that being a "Christian" has a very narrow definition of beliefs, culture, and activities. Those people may be challenged to view Mormons as Christian because some of our beliefs are different but we strive to be followers of Christ. We follow Christ's exmple from the King James Version of the Bible and even include the name of Jesus Christ in the offical name of our church. When we pray we pray in the name of Christ. I happily call myself a disciple of Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

People naturally associate with people they know and are around frequently, but Mormons don't try to exclude anyone and like to help others. This is best demonstrated when we have a chance to help with community service projects. I was able to help plant a bunch of trees and flowers at a large community park recently and enjoyed the experience. I look forward to taking my daughters back to the park now knowing I did a small amount of work to help make it beautiful. Show more Show less