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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Mormon. I worked as a physical therapist for many years, retired, and now I'm a full-time grandpa.

About Me

I have 4 children and 7 grand-children. My wife and I just returned from serving a mission to Australia for 18 months. Now we are involved with our local community and church. I have done some painting and toured Australia with an art show I created. Now I use my art work to help others. For example, I paint portraits of those that die and give them to the remaining spouse. They have been appreciated and I feel good to be able to help ease the loneliness. I enjoy gardening and especially like to cultivate my fruit trees. I really enjoy helping anyone who needs something. It's great to be able to help people with their challenges and not worry about trying to get paid or try to get anything out of the offering. It brings such a feeling of peace.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up as a member of the church, I realized when I was about 15 years old that I needed to know for myself that the church I belonged to was really what it claimed to be: the church that Jesus Christ himself had restored to the earth in our day. I knew I couldn't rely on my parents knowledge or beliefs but had to know for myself if I ever wanted peace of mind. So that summer as I went to work for a farmer in Idaho. I decided to pray to God each morning after I moved the sprinkler pipes and before going in the house to eat breakfast. I was hoping that I could have an experience of seeing or hearing something so dramatic that it would erase any doubts I had in my mind. I had no such experience. But my the end of that summer, I had burned into my heart and soul that the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS was indeed the church that Jesus Christ restored onto the earth again with the same power and authority that had existed in his original church. And I also knew within my heart that there was a living prophet on the earth today. Because of the experience that summer, I was ready when I reached the age of 19 to serve 2 years as a missionary for the church and declare my testimony of this truth to all I could.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good neighbor and be supportive to my children in their lives. I also help visit the families in our church, especially the widows and the single sisters. There seems to be a lot of families with financial problems in these difficult economic times, so we try to help those who are having special challenges.