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Hi I'm James Gardiner

I grew up in Caribou Maine and joined the church in 1966. I'm a Mormon. I live in Parker Colorado with my wife.

About Me

I'm married and have 2 grow up children. We enjoy camping and the outdoors and we've had many vacations together as a family. We serve in a variety of callings in our church from nursery to Sunday school teacher. Helping others through service has provided a lot of happiness and joy to our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church in Northern Maine but really didn't have a testimony until I served a full time mission for our church. The first person I converted on my mission was myself. I have a strong testimony of God and his son, Jesus Christ. I know Jesus is my Savior and He died for you and me. I believe it is the grace of the Atonement that I will someday return to my Heavenly Father and be with Him and my family forever. I know it is through daily activities that gives me happiness to live on, like prayer, scripture reading, repentance and service. The true gospel of Jesus Christ has allowed me to get out of the same lifestyle as many generations of my family and allowed me to accomplish many great things that I completely attribute to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The gospel is the only way that I know of that allows us to go through our trials and not get bitter, because we're going through those trials with Heavenly Father. True happiness to me is giving meaningful service to our fellow man and living the commandments of God.

How I live my faith

You stand up for what you believe and stand true to your principles and be a good example for good in the world. You might have some grief for what you believe in at first but the respect for living what you believe will be there from day one and the love will follow at some point. We need today to stand for something great for the world to see.