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Hi I'm Jerry

I'm a Mormon. You wouldn't know it, because I'm just like you!

About Me

In my 39 years of marriage to Melinda we have been blessed with 7 daughters and 18 grandchildren. (What a blast when they come to a family gathering.) After serving in the Air Force as an officer, I worked most of my career in the financial field. My MBA degree qualified me to be a counselor at the University of Phoenix assisting nurses and administrators with their advanced degrees. I have studied the currency and stock markets and look to dabble in that when I retire. I love to fish, play golf, camp, and take long road trips. My wife is a good sport and claims to enjoy it as well. When I get discouraged, I always feel better when I can help someone. Funny, when you get to know people really well, everyone has problems. I'm usually glad that I have my problems and they have theirs. Don't get me wrong! 95% of the time I am a very happy person.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found that living a gospel centered life is really where I find happiness. I have seen it change peoples lives and replace despair with hope and emptiness with fullness. I have found that Jesus Christ is not just a myth or fable. He lived 2000 years ago and he lives today. I know that some day when I leave this life I will need to report to him. Because I have received ordinances by those having the priesthood, spiritual gifts are active in my life. You know, promptings both to help or warnings or comfort. For example, why do I always get a flat tire in my driveway when I drive the freeway most of the time? Everyday in my morning prayers, I ask that I will be able to go without any mishap or delays. He listens. Sweet is the peace that the gospel brings. I know my prayers are answered.

How I live my faith

At work I try to mentor the younger bunch. They tell me of the Las Vegas trips and bar hopping. I usually ask them how that's working out for them? Some day they will learn. My life on Sunday is involved with church. Currently I teach a Sunday School class to the 14 and 15 year old group. We are currently following the New Testament. I love the stories and principles that are contained there. We keep it light and try to have the group look out for one another. I am also assigned to look in on (3) elderly sisters each month. They live alone, but we watch out for them. Last month, we helped one family move. It was only 110 degrees, but they really needed the help. When I was 19, I served a two year mission to the mid-west working with the Indian tribes. We were ordained ministers during that time and taught each to come unto Christ. I still do that on occasion when someone asks me about my church.

What is the priesthood?

It is at the whole center of the question, "If I am baptised or have any other ordinance performed in my behalf, will it be acceptable to our Heavenly Father?" Heavenly Fathers house is a house of order. How can this be orderly if some immerse, some sprinkle, and some say not necessary: Just believe. I witness that the Holy Priesthood of God is on the earth today. Proper priesthood authority is necessary for each of the saving ordinances to be ratified. Every worthy male member of the LDS church can obtain it. It does not take a doctorate in theology, just a repentant life worthy of having hands layed on ones head as Christ did with his apostles of old. Each who receives it can trace the authority back to the Apostles Peter, James, and John and then to Jesus Christ. It is the very power seal earthly ordinances. There is a catch. Once you have the priesthood, you are expected to serve at your own expense. The payment to you is the enjoyment of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost and the inner peace that comes with serving God. Show more Show less