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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Chief Technology Officer for a software company. I enjoy riding motorcycles. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California and was fascinated with electronics and computers from a young age. My father was an Electrical Engineer and fed my interests by bringing home books for me to read and old electronic equipment to work with. I studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in college and am fortunate to have found a career doing exactly what I love to do. I met my wife in college and we've been married for 25 years, and have 2 sons and 2 daughters. While I enjoy the challenge of riding a motorcycle in all types of terrain and weather, I most enjoy being at home with my wife and family. While life has been challenging along the way, including raising a son diagnosed with autism and an infant daughter who nearly died from infant botulism, our faith in God and dedication to our marriage has allowed us to overcome all that life has thrown at us. I accept life as a challenge and adventure, knowing that it all has a purpose.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family that has Mormon heritage back into the mid 1800's. My ancestors were earlier Mormon pioneers that made great sacrifices to migrate from Denmark and travel across the plains in wagons and handcarts to join other Mormons in Salt Lake City. While I never seriously questioned my faith growing up, there comes a time in your life when you have to decide for yourself what you truly believe and how you are going to live your life. That time came when I was 18 years old. I decided that I needed to know the truth for myself and not just accept what I was taught by my parents. I read the scriptures daily and knelt in prayer thanking my Heavenly Father for all that he had given me and asking Him to know the truth. I asked if the Book of Mormon was true and after many days, the answer came to me in a way I cannot deny. I decided to serve as a missionary for the Church for 2 years and, through that service, experienced many things that strengthened my faith and knowledge of of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As my family and I have tried to faithfully live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we have been blessed with increased faith and strength along the way. I cannot imaging what my life would be like without the Gospel of Jesus Christ - it is the foundation of my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by my example to my family, friends and others and by the service I provide them. Throughout my adult life, I have provided service to to the Church of Jesus Christ, including overseeing membership and financial records, establishing an early morning scripture study program for youth and serving as a Cub Scout leader, a teacher, a teenage youth leader and an assistant to our congregation's Bishop. Above all, teaching my children within our home to follow the example of Jesus Christ is how I live my faith.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jim
There is only one way to know for yourself that Mormonism is true - You must ask God in prayer. As it states in the Bible, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him." See James chapter 1, verse 5. Show more Show less