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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Mormon. I own a taxicab company in Virginia.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in Virginia, and graduated from a Methodist College. I started driving a taxicab part-time to earn some extra money, and after five years of driving, I bought the company for whom I drove. I was experiencing a separation-divorce about the same time i joined the church. I've since remarried and have 5 daughters that have been born and raised in the church, three have served missions, and four have married in the temple and our fifth and youngest is currently on a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

During my separation-divorce, I was totally destroyed. My wife informed me she loved someone else. I wondered what was the purpose of life. Was there a God, and if so, what was the purpose of so much misery and pain? The Mormon Missionaries had been teaching me on and off for over seven years, so when my family was breaking up, i decided to join the church, suppose it was true? Was the Kingdom of God really on earth today. Was Jesus Christ really at the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? I felt the only way I could know for a certainty was to give it a try for a year, so I got baptized in 1977 and now 35 years later...I can testify it is true!

How I live my faith

I have been very active in the church. For 10 years I taught an early morning seminary class for youth, usually starting about 6 A.M. in the morning. We studied the Old Testament and New Testament in the King James Bible, as well as the Book of Mormon and Church History. I also worked with the youth in the church as a leader and instructor for young men, ages 12 to 18. For over 20 years, I have enjoyed working with the missionaries and sharing the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ with my non-member friends, neighbors and family. I live my faith, by attending my church meetings, and being of service to others as well as working in temples where family are sealed together for all time and eternity.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Jim
by each baptized member paying a full-honest tithe, which represents 10% of our annual increase and income. Because we feel we are governed by laws, we strive to follow the " law of the tithe" to receive the blessings of heaven as explained in Malachi 3:8-10. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jim
The answer to this question eluded me for many years. However there is a promise in the Book of Mormon in the 10th and final chapter...it reads like this: verse 4: And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ASK WITH A SINCERE HEART, WITH REAL INTENT, HAVING FAITH IN CHRIST, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. verse 5: And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. Thus the key to knowing if it is true, begins with a sincere heart, with real intent and having faith in Christ. By praying first, and reading the Book of Mormon, searching for the message Heavenly Father has for you and not being afraid of the truth, you may discover for yourself if it is true. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jim
As a convert of 35 years, it has always confused me when I get asked the question, are Mormons Christians? After all, the name of our church is THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. Jesus Christ is the head of the church. He is the center of our faith. "We talk of Christ, we rejoice of Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for the remission of their sins. (Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 25:26 page 100) Show more Show less