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Hi I'm Jesse

I'm a Mormon, and I'd like to tell you how I know, without any reservations, of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am a returned missionary who served in Santiago, Chile. I was born and raised in the church, with roots back to the days of Brigham Young and a rich history of early pioneers on both sides of my family. As a lifelong member I feel I have been very blessed to know of the truthfulness of the gospel of Christ and able to share that with many others on both sides of the veil. I am the sixth of eight children, all of whom were raised in the church and that membership has played a central role in my life. I love the outdoors, hiking, animals, bicycling, gardening, camping and just about anything that will allow me some enjoyable physical outdoor activity. I was raised in the country and in the scouting program so I have learned to appreciate the beauty that the good Lord has given us, as well as the fundamental values of the church and the scouting program. I try my best to adhere to those standards and values found in the scout oath and promise, in the scout law, and the standards taught by the church. I am very happily married to a wonderful woman with the same standards. Though not blessed as yet with children, we hope to have some and will gladly open our home and hearts to any children we are fortunate enough to have. We also have an adorable boxer puppy. We call her Brownie, and she is helping to fill the void left by not having any children but is just as big a challenge to raise.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised in the church, I still consider myself to be a convert. Having served a mission, I had to first find out for myself if the church is true. By carefully studying the doctrines of the church and praying for an answer I was given the unmistakable confirmation from on high that what I had learned, been taught all my life at church, that which I was going to South America to teach others as a full time missionary, was and is indeed literally true. There can be absolutely no mistake, my answer was not questionable in nature but was absolutely the Spirit of God confirming to my own soul the truthfulness of the Gospel of Christ. As I look around me I see others dealing with a variety of societal issues that I do not have to deal with because I adhere to the teachings of the church. I do not have to deal with addictions, alcohol or tobacco related health issues, unplanned pregnancies or STD's because I adhere to the church standards of health (the Word of Wisdom) and the law of chastity. Questions that other faiths have are answered here, including what I call the big three: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? I'm glad to have another testament of the Savior in the form of the Book of Mormon. I KNOW the book is true and have read it several times, studied its teachings and know for myself, independent of others, that the book is the literal word of God as revealed to ancient prophets and translated by a modern one.

How I live my faith

I am active in my congregation and attend every week. I participate in the gospel discussions and help introduce others to the gospel however I can. My dear wife leads the music in church and I enjoy watching her face as she leads the congregation in songs. In addition to serving a full time mission overseas, I have also served as part-time local missionary and as a secretary in my local priesthood organization. I enjoy participating in service projects to help the community and am actively engaged in getting my food supply stored in case of emergency, either for myself or others in need.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

This is a very personal question for me. I have lost several family members, including all of my grandparents, several extended family, my dear mother and a brother. I am very grateful that I am sealed to my family for eternity, and not just for this life. This means that I have only lost my family members from mortality, not from my eternal association, and I will see and communicate with them as my family members on the other side of the veil. Show more Show less