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Hi I'm JEC

I'm a Father, husband and convert to the church. I joined in 2001 and have never looked back. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a devoted husband and father to a beautiful little girl and I have a great interest in all things technology related. I work in customer services for a mobile network operator. I love spending time at home with my family watching movies and playing games. I work at a call center where I get to help people many times a day and I take great pleasure in being able to teach people about how to use modern technologies like smartphones and computers to get the most out of the internet. I love the church and am so grateful for the way in which it has shaped my life and has lead me to find an amazing wife and companion. This church and its teachings of Jesus Christ truly can bring anyone to experience the greatest joy imaginable as you live it and apply yourself fully to its principles

Why I am a Mormon

In 2000 I had experienced a series of things that lead me to a really low state and brought me to a point where I needed some answers. My Mum had joined the church the previous year. She was never at all pushy and I admit I was impressed and pleasantly surprised at how 'normal' everyone seemed. One day my Mum invited me to listen to what the missionaries had to say to see if it might help me with my questions. I agreed giving no to little thought at the prospect of actually joining the church. As the missionaries taught me, I recognised the warm and peaceful feelings of the spirit that were present and also noticed how that same feeling would be with me as I studied the scriptures and had my personal prayers. Nevertheless I was a little hesitant to commit to anything at first as I was expecting to have a more definite and loud 'thunderbolt to the heart' type experience as I sought for an answer as to whether or not to join this church. I soon learnt that the feelings of the spirit are peaceful and still and that I had been getting my answer all along so I agreed to be baptised and set a date for the end of January 2001. Shortly before the day of my baptism, I went along to a church presentation where a notable leader in the church at that time (he was in charge of all the missionaries in the area) was giving a talk. I confess I don't recall any of his message but after the meeting was over, I approached that tall and friendly mission President to introduce myself and to say how I was due to be baptised soon. As soon as I shook his hand, there was my 'thunderbolt' experience. That gentle feeling of the spirit that I had felt numerous times in the few weeks leading up to that moment hit me but ten times stronger than before. It literally left me feeling like Heavenly Father was saying to me 'you have made up your mind my Son, well done!'. I was baptised and I have never looked back and have never regretted it. It has changed my life for the better

How I live my faith

living my faith is a daily thing. I have a very strong testimony of prayer. My day does not properly start unless I commence it on my knees in prayer and I am grateful to be able to kneel before bed and express my thanks for His help throughout my day. I have been blessed to have had numerous roles within the church including serving as a full time missionary for two years around the midlands and South Wales (2004-2006) and for four years as a leader and teacher and late last year I was called to serve as an assistant to the Bishop which I greatly enjoy

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

JEC
the fact that we do not have a paid clergy is something that really impressed me about this organisation and I believe strongly that the Lord would expect his disciple to follow him in this way. Giving of our time and our energies and resources in this capacity is an amazing privilege and a great way and opportunity to become more like our Saviour in blessing the lives of others and helping us to develop as well Show more Show less