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Hi I'm Jeremy

I am a father, a husband, a classic muscle car enthusiast, backyard mechanic, a fisherman, a scuba diver and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I remember hiking and fishing with my dad when I was younger. After my parents divorced I missed that time. Now that I am a father of four wonderful children I love to take them with me whenever I go fishing, hiking or just running errands to the hardware store. I even got to take my dad fishing recently where he caught his first salmon in years. I have been a mechanic, machinist, and a salesman. I have a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies with an emphasis in Hebrew from Brigham Young University. I climbed to the top of Mount Rainier in 2002 and the crazy thing is I would love to do it again - maybe with my son. I am blessed to have an amazing wife that keeps me on the straight and narrow, not to mention feeds me good healthy food. Near the end of August through October is a very exciting time in the Pacific Northwest as that is when the salmon come in to local waters and rivers from the ocean to spawn. This is my first love when it comes to hobbies and my kids are right there along with me in the early morning to catch some dinner. I was blessed to have three daughters first (yes, there is a lot of estrogen flying around the house) and then a son.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ but as a teenager was not a practicing Christian. I was unhappy, unfulfilled, and empty inside. I remembered a time when I was younger and happy as a result of living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I returned to the faith of my childhood at the age of 21 and have been completely fulfilled and full of joy since. Life of course comes with its many challenges and trials but having a foundation in Jesus Christ and a relationship with Heavenly Father makes all the difference when passing through hard times. I know that I have a Father in Heaven who loves and cares for all of his children and I am grateful for his teachings that we can pray to Him and he will hear and answer. If it is important to us it is important to our Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ is our redeemer and suffered for my sins. He is the way the truth and the life and the path back to our Heavenly Father. I know that we can also be together in the life after for eternity with our family and our other loved ones.

How I live my faith

There are many opportunities to volunteer and serve as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Currently I am serving as an assistant to the Bishop (or pastor). I have had the opportunity to be a scoutmaster, a Venture Crew leader, gospel teacher, a young men's leader, and a primary teacher. Each opportunity has caused me to learn and grow much more than anyone I have served and it has brought many blessings to me and my family. I have also served as a board member for a large homeowners association. All of these opportunities are volunteer and come without pay of course. In fact, there is no paid clergy in our Church. This is the way Jesus set up his church anciently and the way it is set up today.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

God has taught us through prophets since the beginning of man such as Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Moses. We know that he will do nothing except first revealing His secrets unto his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). We also know that he is the same yesterday, today and forever. God has not closed the heavens as many believe. He speaks to prophets today just as in ancient times. These prophets help teach us what the Lord would have us know and do in our day. Joseph Smith was the prophet called to restore the ancient church to the earth again in 1830 after it had been lost for nearly two thousand years. Ever since Joseph Smith there have been prophets and we have a living prophet today named Thomas S. Monson. As a side note, Mormon was also a prophet that lived on this continent over a thousand years ago. The Book of Mormon is named after this prophet and members of our church today have taken on the nickname of "Mormon". The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ - a book of scripture similar to the Bible. Show more Show less