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Hi I'm Mitchell Jones

I am average and yet I have been blessed in ways far beyond what I deserve. I know where these blessings come from. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband of a wonderful wife, a father of five great children and a grandfather of twentyone perfect grandchildren. In my youth I worked in the fields harvesting and packing produce. After marriage I worked part time on a dairy and in a cabinet shop while completing a B.S. in finance. I have been in banking for almost forty years. I enjoy time in the garden, the mountains and in a good book from time to time. I need to work a little less, excercise more often and be a better listener. I enjoy history. I like to observe people and find out what makes them tick. I have been surrounded by good people, family, friends and co-workers all of my life. I teach often, give talks frequently and in doing so, learn more than anyone. I am happy.

Why I am a Mormon

My maternal grandparents were the decendents of Mormon pioneers. My paternal grandparents were dedicated Baptists. When about twelve my mother became an active Mormon. Being acive in the chruch has been a natural process for me. I have never had doubts. However, I have had questions. The questions come from me, not from others, and they are always answered as the result of my personal study of the scriputes. The more I learn from the scriptures, the broader and the deeper my love of gospel principles becomes. When I pray and ponder I end up with a stonger love of Jesus and the way He blesses all mankind. I try not to get caught up in details and irrevelent historical information. I love simple basic truth. I love people. I love knowing that every individual that has ever lived, that everyone who lives today and all who will ever live will be rewarded with love, with mercy and with justice. I love all "good" things, but believe there is a difference between goodness and righteousness. That difference comes when we magnify our cirucmstance and our opprotunity to learn about and be like the Savior.

How I live my faith

I am trying to be like Jesus eveyday. I fall short, everyday. I keep trying. Daily living when combined with the teachings of Jesus are about change and His power and williingness to help us. Simple, consistent effort to pray, read the scriptures and keep the commandments brings courage and determination as well as peace and hope.