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Hi I'm Jim.

I'm a Mormon. I enjoy traveling & l've lived in Mexico, Japan, Afghanistan & South Korea. I'm retired Air Force after 21 years.

About Me

I stay pretty busy with work and church, but I like to go to classic car shows and ride my motorcycle. I have five children, a granddaughter, a wonderful wife and father-in-law. I'm a Registered nurse with backgrounds in Med/Surg, Operating Room, Management and Administration. I enjoy the outdoors and camping. Working with the Boy Scouts, I have learned quite a few survival skills. My youngest son just finished his Eagle Scout project. I like going to Seattle Mariner or Tacoma Rainer baseball games.

Why I am a Mormon

The church and my faith has always been a blessing in my life and career. Serving a church mission to Mexico, I learned organizational skills, a second language and people skills that have helped me throughout my life. The church is an anchor for my family in a world of shifting values. The teachings of the church have deepened my testimony of Jesus Christ and of His great work in the redemption of mankind. It has made me a better person and has helped keep my family strong.

How I live my faith

Service in the church has been a part of my life for over 40 years now. Daily living is filled with scripture reading and personal prayer which strengthens my faith and brings me peace in a troubled world. The Church is an anchor for our family. My family enjoy many youth activities and cultural events sponsored by the church.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

I think because many do not understand the Church and its faith. Some may misunderstand the Church because of what they have heard from ministers or others not familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The internet is not always a good source of information. I think a visit to any LDS Church service would show that Mormons are a good representation of the population in which they live. Often times, the “cult” label is usually applied by Church opponents attempting to criticize or discredit the Church. Show more Show less