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Hi I'm Jim

I grew up in Southern California, I'm the youngest of 4, I have 3 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play all kinds of sports. Football, basketball, golf, softball, you name it. I also enjoy coaching my youngest son's football team. I work for an Insurance company and have a daughter and 2 sons. We enjoy going on vacation together and having fun playing together outdoors. I like trivia and learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Church has helped me feel the love my Heavenly Father has for me. Before I was a member of the Church I felt so alone in the world, and felt like there was no real reason for me to be here. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ I have learned that there is a plan for all of us to return to our Father in Heaven. It's called the Plan of Salvation, and is often reffered to as our Father's Plan of Happiness. Before joining the Church I looked for happiness where it could not be found, but thanks to the missionaries from the Church I was able to find out how I can be happy.

How I live my faith

Our family goes to church every week, and during the week we participate in different activities for our children like cub scouts and a program for younger girls. I help with the cub scouts, and enjoy the time I get to spend with them. Every Monday night our family gets together to have a spiritual lesson and a fun activity together. Then, when we're done we have a tasty treat. Each week we take turns switching up who is in charge of the lesson, song, prayer, activity and treat. This brings us closer together

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Jim
God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church (much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death). All members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are apostles and prophets. The current Apostles are: ■Boyd K. Packer ■L. Tom Perry ■Russell M. Nelson ■Dallin H. Oaks ■M. Russell Ballard ■Richard G. Scott ■Robert D. Hales ■Jeffrey R. Holland ■David A. Bednar ■Quentin L. Cook ■D. Todd Christofferson ■Neil L. Andersen Show more Show less