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Hi I'm Jim

I was raised in Idaho and have spent most of my life there. Currently retired from a busy professional life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 50 years. My wife and I have 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Currently I am retired from a busy, solo surgical practice. For 8 years we traveled to various parts of the world serving as "missionaries" for the Church. Currently spend my time with family and friends, and look forward to every day going on walks with my wife

Why I am a Mormon

To begin with, I was "born of goodly parents" who were members of the Church, although the family was not very active. In fact, when I graduated from high school I was not active at all. While working summers in the Tetons of Wyoming I met some people who became my friends and who influenced me to want to change, to want to be a better person. Over a period of about two years I gained my personal testimony of the Book of Mormon and at the age of nearly 22 determined that I wanted to serve a mission. Upon returning I married the "special friend" that I met in Wyoming. Our lives have been an adventure so far. The one constant thread that holds all the pieces together is our shared testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have found great exhilaration and joy in serving together all over the globe. We get tired, but continue to count the blessings that come daily to us and our family. I think we will continue to do so as long as we can move forward…..without too much help

How I live my faith

Recently we purchased a small home in Daybreak, Utah where we are "settling down" after serving three senior missions. Our children are all happy that we have landed somewhere, at least for awhile. When we lived in our "home town" raising our family we were active in all phases of the Church, having served in many capacities…..teaching, leadership, church administration. We have consistently given of our temporal means to try to bless the lives of the less fortunate. Paying "tithing" , a tenth of our income, has brought many blessings. I read the scriptures every day……..and ponder what I read. Every day begins and ends with prayer….with many additional prayers during the day. Basically I try to emulate the Savior, who was said to "go about doing good". I am grateful to be a Mormon. I am at peace. But, I realize that I need to be a better missionary.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Jim
As a practicing physician for over 30 years I was keenly aware of, and fully supported, the Church's stand on this practice. Show more Show less