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Hi I'm Jeff

I grew up on a dairy farm I am the middle of nine children. I served a mission in Georgia. I'm a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing in life, next to being a husband, is being a father! I have four children. I attended Ricks College and wrestled there before my mission to Georgia. I graduated from Utah State and work as a manager in business. I love serving wherever I am needed in the church and look for opportunities to serve in the community. I have coached my kids in soccer, baseball, wrestling and football. I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, throwing the ball, playing games and yard work. My wife says I am amazing at laundry!

Why I am a Mormon

It's amazing to be a member of His church! You can know for yourself the truth of it by the power of the Holy Ghost. I grew up in the church and when I was eight or nine years old I continually questioned my mother about the truthfulness of this church. One day she bore her testimony to me and the Spirit confirmed to me that what she said was true. This truth has been reconfirmed in my heart many times since as I have studied, prayed, pondered and listened. I love that you can share true principles, but that each of us have our own agency to decide whether we believe them or not. We each can have our own spiritual experiences. I love the emphasis on families. I feel great peace in knowing that we can be a family unit forever.I I love most of all, how the gospel brings us closer to Christ. I know Christ leads and guides this church. Every principle taught leads to living a Christ-centered life. Even when we make mistakes or fall short, through the Savior there is a way for us to repent and have our burdens and troubles lifted. Our Savior gives me strength and courage to do and be better.

How I live my faith

I feel closest to the Savior when I am serving others. I have served as a missionary, been a leader of young men and boys in scouting, been a bishop, and served in various other capacities, but I have always been a home teacher. This opportunity to visit families and become their friend has always carried with it many blessings and teaching moments. By sharing a gospel message and learning about each family member, I am uplifted and blessed. By finding ways to serve them and serve with them, we become stronger and our relationship is deepened. It is easy to feel the Savior's love for each of us when we serve one another.