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Hi I'm James Hooper

I'm a Mormon, and happy to be one.

About Me

I have 3 kids and a great wife. I live in a military town, but I'm an Optometrist for Nationwide Vision. I went to school at Arizona State University and then Pennsylvania College of Optometry. My favorite activies are hunting and fishing. I think about it a lot more than I actually go. What a fun challenge it is. I love the outdoors and I like to watch sports. I play sports a little, but not as much as I did when I was younger. I also enjoy following politics and the economy. I love the church and its teachings and I like interacting with the members and youth. I have a great life and I owe much of it to my great parents, my wife, and my religion.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My parents are devout members of the LDS faith, and I try to be. I went on a mission at 19 and that really helped to cement my convictions towards my Savior, Jesus Christ. It helped me to understand my place in the world and the grand scheme of things.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon gets easier each year and harder each year. As I try to become a better person as the gospel requires, I find more challenges in my way. These challenges can be difficult, but I know "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." As I conquer challenges, then in some ways, my life gets easier. This is because my capacity to deal with life becomes greater. God offers good rewards and peace for following him. I usually try to do my best in life and become closer to my Savior. I don't want to be luke warm and be "spewed" out of God's mouth. Every time I read that scripture, I ask myself if I am luke warm or hot. It is easy to see that the more you serve others, the happier you are. The less you serve the grumpier you are. I'm not even close to perfect, but before I die, I want to be close.