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Hi I'm Jeremy

I love life, my wife and my children. I'm also passionate about technology and commerce. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for more than ten years. My wife likes to cook, I like to eat her cooking, and it's probably starting to show. We're both Mormons so even though we don't agree on everything we do agree on the important things. We have four of the best and cutest children in the world. Sometimes my children tell me I'm a silly dad and sometimes they tell me I'm the best dad in the world. I'm grateful to be their dad and am finding fatherhood an increasingly fulfilling part of my life. I work on ICT projects as a Business Analyst or Project Manager. I enjoy my work because it allows me to learn about other people's businesses, indulge my interest in information and communications technology, and help people and organisations get the most out of technology.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church before I was born. Through my childhood and early teens I think I was content to accept what they taught me because I could see that the happier and more successful people around me were following the teachings of Jesus Christ, even if they didn't recognise that they were applying Christian principles. When I was 18 and starting to think more seriously about becoming a missionary for the church I realised that I wanted to know for sure if the church was what it claimed to be, and that if I was going to spend two years of my life asking other people to join the church I needed to be certain I was asking them to do something they needed to do. I finally did what I'd been encouraged to do all of my life - I read a little of the Book of Mormon each day, I read it intently, and I prayed to know if it's what it claims to be. After only a few days I found myself overwhelmingly impressed that the Book of Mormon is a genuine record that, like the Bible, contains the gospel of Jesus Christ. I often wish it was easier to explain exactly what it's like to have the Holy Ghost tell you something is true, but this is what happened for me, and it's also happened to everyone I know who has accepted the invitation to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and with an open mind tried reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it's true. I'm a Mormon because I'm certain it's an essential part of being the best that I can be.

How I live my faith

At work I'm the kind of person that likes to get on with the job without too much fuss. I'd rather put effort into doing something well than talking about doing it. I think I take a similar approach to living my faith. I live life the way I think I should live without making a big deal of it. I'm sure a lot of people notice that my behaviour is different - I don't use bad language, I don't drink coffee or alcohol, and I always try to treat others with courtesy and respect - but I don't usually advertise that I'm a Mormon. On an average day I spend at least a small amount of time reading the Bible or Book of Mormon. I pray by myself and I pray with my family. I make time to be with my family, to listen to them and have fun with them. I go to church almost every Sunday. At the moment I teach a Sunday School class at church and the class has been studying the New Testament. I'm always looking for the next opportunity to learn and to develop a new skill or talent. I love variety and new experiences. Sometimes I find myself discouraged when life doesn't work out quite how I'd like, or I fall short of my goals, but because I'm certain about my faith I find that I'm able to refocus on the important things in life and work through whatever the immediate challenge is.