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Hi I'm Jim Chambers

Born in So. California. At age 26 moved the family to Colorado for positive change, joined the LDS Church and became a Mormon.

About Me

Allow me to introduce myself as a convert to the church, a husband of 44 yrs a father of 5 and a grandfather of 10. I've always been in technical industry work in aerospace and medical devices. I've always enjoyed the outdoors; backpacking, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, especially sporting clays. Though the most satisfying work I've ever engaged in is performing temple work for my ancestors, what a great sense of accomplishment to find them through genealogical research, place them on my pedigree chart and then take their names through the temple to assure they have the opportunity to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ if they so desire, I've never felt so fulfilled doing any other type of work. My life was not complete nor fulfilled until the gospel found my family, what a great ride it's been for us these past 37 years of church membership. I'm now semi retired, working three days a week, and will soon fully retire; wherein we'll start a whole new chapter of our lives, being able to serve our fellow man in a greater capacity. We are now involved in learning about the divine heritage of our great nation and are involved in in-depth research on the development of our Constitution and how the founding fathers were so inspired to create the superstructure for a free society, never before equaled in the history of mankind. When I was 25 years old I never thought I would be so comfortable with an understanding of the purpose of life and where I'll be going from here.

Why I am a Mormon

I always had a strong sense of deity, even when I was young with no religious upbringing or instruction; I just knew that there was something greater involving mankind, the earth and all that populates it. Evolution never made sense to me, and the wondrous technical aspects of life always caused a great stirring in me as to how all of the creatures could have just came to be through happenstance. I just couldn't accept the splendor of the human body as being derived from a bunch of monkeys. I learned early in my marriage that the family is the most important unit on earth and especially for the success of a free society. Early in our marriage I was very materialistic, working constantly to "get ahead" owned our home, two cars, motorcycles, a gunsmithing business in my garage, a great job in the defense-aerospace field two children and a beautiful wife. One day I came to the stark realization that I was about to loose them, I became more and more upset the more I pondered on the reality of not having them, being a divorcee just didn't settle at all with me. I then uttered my first prayer from a depth of my soul never before felt, I didn't know how to pray, only that God was the only way to save my family. Immediately my (our) lives began to change, I discussed my sincere concerns with my wife and we decided to start anew; that day a person offered to purchase our home with no haggling on price, another fellow offered to buy my business, we threw a dart at the map and where it stuck is where we were moving to. we packed all that we could fit into a trailer and left the excess on the sidewalk with a free sign on it. A year later we were happily settled in a new state and were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We had stopped drinking, smoking and were engaged in good causes; when one does those things the gospel comes like a magnet, what a great change, one I would recommend to anyone.

How I live my faith

We are now seasoned members of the our ward and stake. We serve in many callings and find fulfillment in doing the Lord's work. We are actively involved in Constitutional restoration work and find that educating the citizenry on the importance of values, ethics and morality in our society are embraced by almost all.