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Hi I'm Jim McBride

I'm a software engineer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time software engineer, and I run small lawn mowing service for my teenager's summer jobs. And, I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up near Estes Park, Colorado, and Rocky Mountain National Park. My early life was spent 15 miles away from town, 5 miles of which was on a dirt road. Much of my free time was spent trail riding on motor cycles, horse back riding, fishing and swimming. My father worked for a computer company and introduced me to early personal computers (TRS-80 and the Apple II.) Teachers taught computer programming and by 8th grade I was hooked. I diversified my career by getting a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Brigham Young University, after serving an LDS mission in North Carolina. I met my wife during a programming related summer job in Owego, New York.

How I live my faith

As young as 5 years old, I felt something special going to church, which I recognize now as the spirit of Jesus Christ. Before I could read books without pictures, I could tell that there was something different about The Book of Mormon and I would thumb through the pages to try to find it. At 16 years old, I was asked to speak 2 minutes about the life of Jesus. All assignments in school, etc, before that had been quite quantifiable. The more I read and told myself I was done, the less I felt I could confidently say there was nothing more. I knew the goodness of Jesus Christ was beyond my capability to understand. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that He lived, He loved me, and that I wanted to return to live with Him some day. Currently, I donate my time digitizing microfiche census records for the general public to trace their "roots." Today, I have helped digitize over 4,500 names.