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Hi I'm Jerry

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in a small town in New Mexico where I was active in athletics and had a fairly normal childhood.

About Me

I am 67 years old and in good health. I have a cabinet shop and have been doing wood working for many years. I love to create things with my hands and have done many projects for my family over the years. One of my favorite projects is the grandfather clock that I built for my wife for Christmas one year. I also built a casket for my 92 year old mother (who is still living) that turned out pretty nice. I love all types of sports. When I was younger I played football, basketball and baseball. Now I am only an observer. I especially enjoy watching college football and basketball and Major league baseball and NBA basketball. My father was an automobile mechanic and I developed the ability to work on and fix cars. I have always done my own car maintenance such as brakes, oil changes, etc. I have never had my car into a mechanic unless it was covered under warranty. I have been married for 44 years and have 7 children and 22 grand children. My family is the joy of my life. When I have the opportunity to talk to one of my 2 boys or 5 girls it brightens my day. All of them are married with children and are great parents. I love being a grand dad, especially when I can interact with a grandchild individually one on one. My wife is the greatest joy of my life. we are great friends and have a special relationship for all of our married life. I'm thankful for her eternal companionship!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with a rich Mormon ancestry. Though my father wasn't a member of the church, my mother's side of the family goes back to the early days of the church in Nauvoo, Illinois. My great grandfather crossed the plains with the early Mormon pioneers and settled in Salt Lake and then Southern Utah. I was raise as a Mormon and always believed in the Mormon church. When I turned 19 I decided to serve a mission for the church. I had never had any doubts that the gospel had been restored and that the church was true but as I prepared to serve in the Argentine Mission I realized that I couldn't look someone in the eye and testify of the truthfulness of the gospel. I spent many hours on my knees in prayer pleading for a sure knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel and seemed to receive no answer. After I arrived in Argentina (with still no answer to my prayers for a spiritual confirmation of the truthfulness of the restoration of the gospel) I was assigned a companion and a proselyting area. The first day as my companion and I were going from house to house to spread our message we were invited in by a young woman, in her early twenties, and I began teaching here about the restoration of the gospel. As I taught her about the vision that Joseph Smith had of God the Father and his son Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost bore witness to me that it was true. That it really did happen and that the gospel had been restored to the earth. I felt like the Apostle Peter when the Savior said to him: "flesh and blood hath not manifested it unto thee but my Father which is in heaven". I have never had any doubts since that day.

How I live my faith

I am active in my church, participating in nearly all of the activities that th