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Hi I'm J.R.

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah, mostly in Provo. I met my wife at BYU and together we have 3 cute daughters 3 energetic sons.

About Me

I was raised in Utah but I love to travel. While growing up we traveled through much of the United States on vacation. With my wife and my own family we have lived from coast to coast including Hawaii, California and Maine. I have also been to Brasil as well as seeing much of Europe and the UK with my wife. I can't wait to see more of this wonderful world! At home I have discovered the joy of riding motorcycles. I am on my first bike and having a great time seeing the many byways of Maryland. I also LOVE cooking! Especially desserts. It's a real effort to stay fit!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Mormon as were both of my parents. However, before serving a mission I prayed to know for myself that the Book of Mormon was the word of God and that Joseph Smith really was a prophet. My prayers were answered and I know these things to be true. I know that when my own children ask God the same questions, having faith, that God will answer. God loves us and wants us to know the truth! And now I do.

How I live my faith

I life my faith by trying to apply what I learn in the scriptures to my life. Also, I listen to living prophets and I pray for guidance. I teach primary age children the gospel every sunday. It is very rewarding. I love their sweet, innocent (and rambunctious!) spirits.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The current Prophet called by God is Thomas S Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death. All members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are apostles and prophets. The current Apostles are Boyd K. Packer L. Tom Perry Russell M. Nelson Dallin H. Oaks M. Russell Ballard Richard G. Scott Robert D. Hales Jeffrey R. Holland David A. Bednar Quentin L. Cook D. Todd Christofferson Neil L. Andersen Show more Show less