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Hi I'm Jim

I taught school for 32 years. 20 years as a school administer. I am retired now. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 (?) greatchildren. I enjoy working with wood, building, creating/inventing things. I built many Soap Box Derby cars, restored 5 houses, built a 40 X 60 metal building as a workshop, etc. Recently I invented a table saw to accomodate my skill saw. I also enjoy gardening. We spend summers in the White Mountains of Arizona where I use my skills. I taught several neighborhood men how to build a storage shed (that's where the tablesaw came in handy) and I made new drawer fronts and cupboards to replace the paper fronts in our park model.

Why I am a Mormon

Fifteen years ago, a friend took me to a Visitor's Center in Mesa, Az. I was not in a very good place in my life but after listening/seeing the Christus, I wanted to know more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I asked for the missionaries to come to my house and teach me. A few months later, I met the lady who is now my wife, at a Church dance for singles. My life was changed considerably. Both of us had similar life experiences and shared the same trials in our "former" lives. We are in our fourteenth year of marriage and very happy.

How I live my faith

I have taught the youth in our Ward together with my wife. I have worked with the missionaries, done hometeaching, helped repair homes, administered blessings when asked, visited those in hospitals or nursing homes and worked on Church farms.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

As followers of Jesus Christ the Bible states that we should be in service to our fellow man, the same as the Saviour was. Therefore, all of our positions, teaching, etc., in the church is volunteered. Show more Show less