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Hi I'm Jerry Witters

I am a retired US Air Force officer, patriot and man of peace. I am from Seattle but live in Omaha. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Seattle as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormon church. As a young man I decided to serve God by serving a mission and was called to the Texas North Mission. After serving I returned home, attended college, married, started a family and graduated from Brigham Young University (1976). On graduation I entered the Air Force as a B-52 Navigator, acquisition officer, along with other assignments. After completing over 22 years of service in the Air Force I retired in Colorado Springs, Colorado and became a government contrator with SAIC. While working for SAIC I moved to Omaha Nebraska and continued serving at US Strategic Command until I left SAIC after 11 years and accepted a government civilian position where I am serving now. I love my wife, Elaine, and our six children, Jared, Sarah, Aaron, Joseph, Rebecca, Ammon and 16 grandchildren. Sadly, our son Ammon passed away in 2009 from a boating accident on Beaver Lake in Nebraska. We miss him and think of him every day. My wife and I have found great joy in serving in church callings, visiting our children and riding our bikes.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the Church while I was a child and I was raised as a Mormon in Seattle. I always had a basic belief in the principles I was taught but like all young teenagers I came to a point where I had to know for sure that God lives and the Church was true since so much was asked of us. The first moment of enlightenment took place while I was attending College at Highline Community College in my Anthropology class. As I sat in class when we were sudying evolution an extremely strong impression came to me that there was a grand design controlled by a loving God and that He was the author of the design and creation of this world and our existance. This confirmation of what I already felt drove me to decide to serve a mission for the Church and I was called to the Texas North Mission where I served for two years. During that service I had several experiences, revelations and answered prayers that changed my belief to a firm knowledge that God lives, the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith is a Prophet and the Church is true. As I have continued my life I have had this confirmed over and over again.

How I live my faith

I have a strong love for God and my country. That love has driven me to serve in the armed forces to protect our freedom and serve God in his church in whatever capacity I am called to do. I feel these two opportunities to serve go hand in hand as God definately directs the affairs of His church and was instrumental in the establishment and survival of this great nation. As a current government employee at US Strategic Command I take pride in my work and try to provide a service that will have a positive impact on our freedom and provide this opportunity to others around the world. I also love serving in the church in whatever capacity I am asked by our inspired leaders. I have served in several capacities including Sunday School Teacher, Scoutmaster, early morning Seminary Teacher, adult leader of different organizations, and most recently - Bishop of the Bellevue Second Ward. In each of these callings I have sought inspiration and direction from God and he has revealed to me several truths and insights. I know He lives and directs His work through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I would love to share some of those experiences if you are interested. I have a solid knowledge that God lives today. He talks to us through living prophets. He has talked to me.