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Hi I'm Jerry

I'm a Mormon. I was baptized along with my parents when I was 9 years old. Our lives were forever changed for the better.

About Me

I am a husband, father to six children and a grandfather. We get together often as a family and enjoy each of our nineteen grandchildren. We live close to the mountains and spend time hiking, fishing and being in the outdoors. My wife and I enjoy walking early each morning or going for a bike ride before we start the day. I have worked for over 40 years in a family business and am close to retiring. I live in a small to medium sized community and have been active in several civic organizations.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was baptized with my parents, many of my relatives were not happy with my family. My grandmother stopped visiting us and my cousins no longer were allowed to play at our home. This was very confusing to me at first. We continued to attend church faithfully. Over a period of a year, my grandmother and aunts and uncles saw wonderful changes taking place in our family. We were happy and closer as a family. Soon my grandmother was visiting us again and my cousins were back in my home to play. Over the years, my cousins gained a great respect for my Dad and Mom. Whenever they had a problem, they came to talk with my parents to receive counsel. Eventually some of my aunts, uncles and cousins wanted to know more about the church and about the happiness they saw within our family. Over time, several members of my extended family joined the church and discovered the same happiness I have felt for all these years. When I was 18 years old, I knew my parents expected me to serve as a missionary for the church. I wanted to go, but I knew I needed to know for myself if the church was truly the church of Jesus Christ. I prayerfully read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Both testified of Christ. That testimony came into my heart and I felt that the witness of the scriptures was true and that this church was indeed the church of Jesus Christ. I served a mission and it was a most wonderful experience in my life. I served in South America and gained a great love for the people. I continue to pray and study. I have been married to my wonderful wife for over 40 years. We have experienced trials and difficulties in our life. Every couple does, but the teachings of the church bring us and our family closer together.

How I live my faith

I have served in various callings within the church. I have had opportunities to speak to others in the community and with those in my profession about the church. I have served with the youth and for several years taught an early morning class of young high school students. Each morning at 6am they would assemble together to study the scriptures before going to school. It was a wonderful way to start the day. Each year, for several years a friend of mine in the business community would call me to find out how many young people were attending my class. He was so impressed with the youth of our church and for the way they lived their lives. Service within the church has been a great blessing in my life. It is wonderful to associate with good people who share common goals and a desire to live a Christ-like life.