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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a respiratory therapist who converted to the church while in the military in Alaska. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dad of 7, a grandfather of 11 (so far), a respiratory therapist, a veteran and a really terrible golfer. I'm married to a wonderful woman who makes me happy, loves me and encourages me to occasionally go out and golf terribly. I write in calligraphy or so sloppy that sometimes even I can't read it, no in between. I think the handwritting is to cover up the fact that I can't spell for beans, which will become apparent as this profile maker doesn't seem to have a spell checker. I've been a member of the Church for over 30 years and I count it as one of the greatest choices I ever made.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 19, in the Army and living in Alaska. I had many questions that the churches that I attended didn't seem to have answers for. When I met the Mormon missionaries and began to study with them, I soon found out that all of my most deap felt questions had answers and that they increased my love for the Savior, helped me understand the mercy and goodness of God, and helped me to gain an appreciation for my relationship with my father in heaven, and with His children, my brothers and sisters here on earth. I joined with joy, and have been glad for the choice ever since. My life has had many ups and downs, joys and tradgedys, but through it all, the gospel shines through. I'm grateful for my membership in the church.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in my church, mostly missionary in nature. I love to teach the gospel, to members of my church, to children, to strangers that want to listen. I also have many opportunites to share moments of faith with patients and their families in the medical environment in which I work. People there are often facing life at it's most personal and sometimes frightening reality. They have questions and concerns and I find a word or a conversation or a testimony will touch a heart, lift a burdon and increase faith. It doesn't matter to me that they arn't neccesarily members of my church, or even interested in becoming one. I love to watch the light in their eyes when the hear the truth and feel it's impact in their hearts.