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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 7 children. I am a dentist. I love reading, writing, the outdoors and being active. The highlight of my week is watching my children participate in a variety of events from sports to reading to demonstrating their musical talents. I have enjoyed being a father more than any other role that I play. I am extremely happily married and my wife and I enjoy many activities together. The focal point of my life is my religion and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where my mother was Mormon and my father was a member of a different Christian denomination. I was able to evaluate and observe my mothers faith, and her invitations to come unto Christ through the Mormon church. As a young man there was a long process of evaluating people, religious lifestyles, truths, doctrines, principles, dreams and desires. While still young I finally took the advice of the scriptures that invite all men to ask in faith, and ye shall receive, to knock and the door shall be opened. Through deep and prolonged study and earnest prayer, I received an answer from a loving Heavenly Father that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true and that it was led by a prophet who had been called of God to direct his children in these the last days. That revelation and many since have given me the spiritual conversion and conviction that I need to follow Christ and commit my life to being his disciple. For years I followed the gospel of Jesus Christ because the principles have brought me peace and happiness. It has been a way of life that is one of goodness, and service, and these guidelines have protected me from the consequences and sorrow of serious sin. As I have matured I have valued these principles and practices more and more. I love the opportunity to pass these truths on to others such as my children and friends. I am grateful to a God who answers prayers and who blesses us as we live Christ centered wholesome lives. I am grateful for a Savior in Jesus Christ who has changed my life through his life and his eternal sacrifice for my sins. I am grateful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be a good neighbor, a good friend and a good citizen. My sons and I weekly find one neighbor and we do one hour of service for them. These acts of service have been cutting lawns, moving dirt, trimming trees, picking up fruit, removing lots and yards of debris, taking old items to deseret industries(a refurbished item store), and other things like cleaning the church and picking fruit. I live my faith by serving in the church. The church invites everyone to participate as we have no paid ministry. Some people serve as sunday school teachers, some as scout leaders and others as youth leaders. Currently I serve as a Bishop. I will be in this role for 5 years without financial pay. The pay really is in what a loving Heavenly Father teaches me. I see miracles in the lives of people. I witness people break bad habits, I see people sacrifice the pleasures and leisure of the world, and give so much to help others. I watch as people comfort the needy, lift up the sad, strengthen the lonely, and bear one anothers burdens. The church really is a family where when one person struggles, many individuals are there to lift and to help them through adversity. I live my faith by striving to be anxiously engaged in good causes. I live my faith by generously giving to local schools in the area of my employment. I live my faith by being a good employer. I live my faith by striving to be a good father. I live my faith by being a faithful husband. I live my faith by putting family interests ahead of my own interests. I live my faith by serving Christ and inviting others to come unto him and partake freely of the waters of life. I am a Mormon and I live my faith by trying to live as Christ would have me live, and although I am not perfect at this, I know he forgives me and encourages me to keep on trying to be Christlike.