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Hi I'm Jay

I'm from Oklahoma, a Mopar enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father first. I have an Accounting degree and an MBA. I enjoy family history work, gardening, hiking and the warm waters of the Atlantic/Caribbean. I serve full-time in the Army National Guard, have deployed to Iraq and two homeland security missions. I like college football and am a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Why I am a Mormon

Family is the most important part of my life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is all about families. It brings me great peace to know that familial relationships extend beyond this life and that someday, I will be able to know my ancestors who paved the way before me.

How I live my faith

I am grateful for the opportunities to serve that have come through church service. Participating in the Boy Scout program as an adult leader for 6 years was very rewarding. I find that serving others helps me realize how much the Lord blesses me. Knowing you have helped touch the life of another Son or Daughter of God is a blessing in and of itself and has helped me feel my Savior's love for all of us.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Because they don't know Mormons or have been taught that by someone they love or respect. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

The divine nature of women is powerful. Our Father in Heaven has blessed His daughters with divine characteristics that we, as men, just don't have. Learning this from my wife and daughters has exponentially increased my understanding of just how important women are to our Heavenly Father's plan. The nature of the family has taught me how important men and women are to each other as well. Our Father in Heaven has made us complimentary to each other. As young parents, my wife and I used to joke about how much more we could get done together, even with life's distractions, than alone. Over time I have learned that is not just a crazy phenomenon, rather an eternal principle. Loving and serving my wife has opened my eyes to what a wonderful person she is and how much I need her to grow in every aspect of my life. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are places of peace, learning and covenant making. Regular temple worship in my life has blessed me with increased understanding of our Heavenly Father's plan and what I can do to return to His presence after this life. The solitude, peace and Spirit of the Lord are stronger in the Lord's temples than any other place. Show more Show less