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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a native Arizonan, college graduate of Latin American Studies who loves Spanish, the outdoors and people, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fun loving guy who comes from a family of 8 kids and 2 wonderful parents. I graduated from BYU located in Provo Utah with a Bachelors Degree in Latin American Studies. I love learning about other cultures and getting to know new people. Everyone has a story, and I love to hear them and tell my own. I love hiking and being outdoors. There truly isn't anything else in the world as beautiful as being outside. Being the oldest of the children in my family, I really know what its like to be an example, and have seen throughout my life the importance of living as such.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family who has been members of this church since the early days of its restoration. Studying my family history a little, I found out that one of my early relatives actually joined the church after an intended mission to convert the Prophet Joseph Smith to his families faith. After meeting with the Prophet he left in utter awe in what he had learned and felt with the Prophet, and soon thereafter he and his whole family were baptized. Generations have followed in the faith and I can tell you from my personal experience that I am a member of the church for many reasons, but the primary of which is because of the spirit that testifies and helps me know and feel that what I learn and feel in the church is nothing but truth. I love to study, and there are many things in the world that change, and we have to adapt, but when it comes to studying the gospel, there is one thing certain, it doesn't change, it is the same forever, and I have seen that through experiences and studies. This is his church, restored anew to the earth.

How I live my faith

I am a member within the singles group of the church and as such it is a privilege for me to meet and associate with others of my age. We are always practicing what we believe through the different activities we hold. The best way that I can personally show who I am is by how I live, and who I am is completely owed to my faith. I love the gospel of Christ and the primary feeling that it provides me, being happiness. Through my example of always being happy even in times of trouble, I know that I can help others be happier, and in turn continue to be a happier person myself. I love serving others whether it be through a big project, or a simple salutation to someone as I walk by.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jeff
In the scriptures we read of the Apostles and their great service to the people, be it teaching the gospel, or handling the affairs of the newly established church. It was definitely full time work, but we know that they loved to serve the people, or else they would have stopped. Today we work by the same principal. The affairs of the church are privileges that we get to take part in. Though sometimes it can be highly tedious work, it is always an honor to serve others. God gives so much in life, and has called for all of us to serve each other and put ourselves after others. This is Gods work, and if a man were to take pay for such work it would be like taking credit for the miracles that God provides. True happiness comes from selfless service. Show more Show less