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Hi I'm Jesse

I am a husband, and a father of three. I am a student. I am an outdoor enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two young boys and a baby girl. My wife and my children give me great happiness. I graduated from college several years ago but am preparing to return to school for an advanced degree, although I currently work for an outdoor gear retailer. I love the outdoors and just about any outdoor activity, especially backpacking and hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing, snowboarding, road cycling, running, scuba diving, football, rugby, ultimate frisbee (and I suppose the list could go on). I served a mission in Taiwan where I grew to love the people there and learned to speak Mandarin Chinese.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both joined the church when they were young adults. I was raised in the church and chose to be baptized when I was eight years old. Through the years my understanding of Jesus Christ's gospel has deepened and my love for him as my Savior has grown. I have come to know and feel that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ. Our Heavenly Father has an eternal plan of happiness for us. I love my family very much and believe that if we do all we can to live God's commandments and strengthen our family that we will be able to be together forever in God's presence. This knowledge brings joy and peace to my life and helps me to be a better husband and father, a better man, a better child of God. My membership and activity in the church makes this possible.

How I live my faith

I believe that the greatest way we show our love for God is by obeying his commandments. Jesus taught that the greatest commandment is to love God and the second is to love my neighbor (God's children). I believe that as we serve others our love for others grows and, most importantly, our love for God grows and we become more like him in perfect love. There are many opportunities to serve in the church. One of the most rewarding is being with the youth. Whether I am called to serve in the church or find opportunities to serve in my community, it is an important part of my life. There is so much need in the world, that I feel the desire to be able to do more.