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Hi I'm Jimmy

Born in Las Vegas, moved to Arizona. I am a husband, father, and bug man for family pest control business and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Las Vegas, but moved around a lot in my younger years. My birth mother has struggled with a gambling and alcohol addiction most of her adult life and eventually could not take the pressures of life and left me when I was six years old. I never knew my father, and as a child you don’t really comprehend why your mother would leave you and why your father was never around. Fortunately our loving Heavenly Father always has a plan, and even though it’s hard for us to comprehend that plan, he continually watches out for his children. My mother never returned for me, but I was blessed to be raised by my aunt and uncle, who stepped in and filled the parental role I needed at that time in my life. They taught me valuable lessons and eventually they adopted me and I have called them Mother and Father ever since. Because I was taken in by a loving father and mother who honored marital vows and taught me lessons in work ethic, honesty and service, I was able to become the man I am today. I went on to serve a full time mission for my church, graduate college, and have been blessed to raise my own family with a beautiful daughter of God who shares the same beliefs as me. We have 3 wonderful children and each day we are trying to teach them the values and principles needed for them to press forward in their lives and achieve their goals and ambitions.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Holy Spirit of God revealed the truth of the Book of Mormon to me. I can relate to the scripture found in the New Testament (Matthew 16:15-17). Christ asked Peter who he thought He was; Peter told Jesus that he knew He was the Christ, the Son of the Living God (v. 16). Jesus then told Peter that flesh and blood did not reveal that truth to him, but that it was Heavenly Father who revealed that truth. Peter walked and talked with Jesus Christ on a daily basis, but no man could prove to Peter that Jesus was the Christ, and even Jesus Christ Himself did not prove to Peter that he was the Christ. For many people saw Jesus face to face and witnessed the many miracles he performed, but still did not truly understand who he was and eventually crucified him. Peter also did not truly understand who Jesus was until the Holy Spirit of God revealed it to his heart. When I was 18 years old, I was reading the Book of Mormon and came across the scripture found in (Moroni Chapter 10, verses 3-5). These verses are a challenge given by the Prophet Moroni to all people who read the Book of Mormon. The challenge is for people to read the Book of Mormon, and then ponder and compare the truths of the book with the Bible. Then Moroni asks people to pray and ask God if the book is true. When I prayed, I still remember the overwhelming feeling of peace that came to my heart and mind. My heart was pierced by the Spirit of God and I knew the Book of Mormon was true. Because I know the Book of Mormon is true, I know Joseph Smith was a prophet called by God to translate the Book of Mormon and restore Jesus Christ’s church back to the earth, the same church Jesus established when he was on the earth.

How I live my faith

I follow my faith by trying to overcome the natural man that is in all of us. Each of us faces trials and challenges and has obstacles that are hard to overcome. If we try to face these challenges ourselves we will eventually fail, but if we have faith and rely on the Lord we can make our weaknesses strengths. I love the teachings from a poem entitled And God Said No “I asked God to take away my pride, and God said, “No”. He said it was not for him to take away, but for me to give up. I asked God to make my handicapped child whole, and God said “No”, He said her spirit is whole, her body is only temporary. I asked God to grant me patience, and God Said No. It isn’t granted, it is earned. I asked God to give me happiness, and God said “No”. He said he gives me blessings; happiness is up to me. I asked God to spare me pain, and God said “No”. He said, suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me……I asked God to help me love others as much as He loves me, and God said, “Ah, finally you have the idea.” I have learned in my short time on earth that God answers prayers on His time and in His way. Sometimes we don't understand the reasoning behind it, but we need to have the faith. I strive to live my faith by having charity for others. It’s not always easy, but I know God can grant me the ability to love others as much as He loves us. This helps me to see others as God would want me too. I've been given opportunities to practice this principle of charity, the pure love of Christ many times in my life. I have worked with the youth in the church, and have helped in the scouting program, and also get the chance to visit families and share with them a message each month about Jesus Christ and his teachings. I also am blessed to practice charity each day at home with my wife and children. As a parent I have come to understand that I need to be patient and forgiving with my children like the Lord is patient and forgiving with me.