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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a husband and a father, a lawyer for a state agency. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jeff. I am a husband of a wonderful wife and father of 9 outstanding children (hers, mine and ours) and grandfather of 20. I am an attorney for the State of Arizona. I like to play basketball, hunt, fish and garden.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon and went to Church regularly primarily to be with my closest friends. In Church I frequently heard about the Bible and the Book of Mormon and their stories but had never bothered to read the Book of Mormon, and I read the Old Testament to put me to sleep on a Sunday afternoon. When I was about 15, I decided to read the Book of Mormon just to see what it was about and why it was so important to the faith. After reading the first few chapters, I had this overwhelming feeling that it was true, that it really was a record of people who had lived in America 600 years before Christ, about their society and God's dealings with them through His prophets. I later learned that this feeling was God's Spirit testifying to me of the Book's truthfulness. Reading in the Book of Mormon made me wonder where it came from and led me to read about Joseph Smith's desire to learn for himself about God's plan for him and the miraculous visitation he had by God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. As I read about his experience, I had the same overwhelming feeling that he actually was visited by the Father and the Son, and that he was called to be a prophet.

How I live my faith

I think service is an important part of how I live my faith. It begins at home tending to the needs of my wife and children. I currently work with the young men in our congregation helping them to learn their duty to God by serving in the Church and community. We regularly serve the needy at St. Vincent de Paul's family dining room and participate in the scouting program that gives additional opportunities to serve. I also regularly visit a few members of our congregation to check on their welfare and see if I can be of service.