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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a husband, father and grandfather. I was a an editor for the Boy Scouts of America. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a retired executive with the Boy Scouts of America. My contribution to the BSA and its members was to serve as an editor of BSA publications. This has been a rewarding career and allows me to utilize training in the field of journalism. I also served as a public affairs officer in the Army Reserve which gave additional opportunities to write and edit. My favorite thing, however, is enjoying being a husband, father and grandfather. Our family is not close, so we enjoy taking trips to see our family. We love to get pictures and talk to our grandkids on the phone.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because of the people. The Mormons I know live their religion and I love to be around them. Everything is centered on Christ and living a Christlike life. I learned about the Church from a work associate. He and his family "adopted" me. I was impressed with their clean living.

How I live my faith

We do not have a paid ministry in the Church. Everyone is involved in serving. We believe that in serving our fellow beings we are only serving the Lord. The leader of a local congregation is a bishop. He receives no pay and serves because he loves God. My personal contribution at this time is to serve as ward clerk for my local congregation. Others serve the teenagers, young children, adult groups and in many other capacities.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

We believe that marriages performed in one of the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will endure thoughout eternity. A marriage "sealed" in the temple, if we continue to live righteously, will extend beyond the grave. The blessings do not stop there as the same opportunities exist for all family members to be sealed to each other. Not all members may enter the temple. It is no easy task to be worthy to go to the temple. Only those members who are determined to be worthy through interviews with church leaders can be admitted to the temple. This to ensure that only those who are worthy may enter into that which Christ himself would enter. Show more Show less