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Hi I'm Jim

ผมทันตแพทย์จากแคนาดา ผมและภรรยารับไช้เป็นผู้สอนศาสนาที่อุบลฯ A Canadian dentist, now a missionary in Thailand

About Me

We are grateful to serve as missionaries where I served thirty six years ago. We have never had so much time together in all our years of marriage and find that time and working together to overcome the challenges of language, culture and climate are strengthening our love for each other and the Lord. เราขอบพระทัยพระผู้เป็นเจ้าที่เป็นผู้สอนศาสนาในประเทศไทย ที่ผมรับไช้ 36 ปีที่ผ่านมา เราไม่เคยมีเวลาอยู่ด้วยกันเช่นนี้ในหลายปีที่แต่งงานมา เราพบว่าเวลาและการทำงานร่วมกันให้เอาชนะความท้าทายเรื่องภาษา วัฒนธรรม สภาพภูมิอากาศ เสริมสร้างความรักกันและความรักต่อพระผู้เบ็นเจ้า

Why I am a Mormon

Although my family have been faithful Mormons for generations-I am a Mormon because when I was eighteen and questioned whether I should continue following an LDS lifestyle, I received a powerful answer to my prayers for direction. Since then I repeatedly find that my faith helps me overcome challenges and find joy in my life.

How I live my faith

As our youngest son began preparing for his mission, we thought we would be able to enjoy some nice holidays together without the responsibility of having the children with us, or worrying about them at home. When friends reported their mission to Peru, we decided we should take a "sabbatical" from work and go on a mission now rather than wait till I retire. As we prepared for our mission, timing it so we could attend the Calgary Temple dedication and still be home from our mission before our son, I have never had such strong promptings from the Holy Ghost that this is what God wants me to do. I cried on the phone just asking how many months it takes from submitting papers to entering the mission field. I was so excited! The same overwhelming feeling recurred over and over again. Now, the memory of those feelings sustain us in the difficulties of missionary life. Our mission president asked us to ride bicycles to be moving advertisements for the Church. We'll return home from our mission thinner and fitter than we came! We feel happy when a family that attends our Tuesday evening English class recognize us on the road or at the grocery store. We cycle with adult and teenaged members (who ride their motorcycles slow so we aren't too far behind) to visit their friends who aren't coming to church right now. The people we visit are so gracious and grateful. We love testifying of the blessings we all receive by following Jesus Christ.