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Hi I'm Jeffrey

I'm 35, married with 4 children, and a structural engineer in the Phoenix area. I grew up in Las Vegas, NV. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 4 children, and grew up in Las Vegas, always taking our visitors down to the strip to see the lights and the shows. I have lived in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and the Philippines. I love motorcycles, starting on dirt bikes from a young age, and have had a Harley-Davidson since I was 18. Math and Science have always been MY subjects, and ultimately led to a Masters degree in Civil Engineering. I have been designing the structural portion of hundreds of buildings and homes for over 7 years. Luck found me, as I fell for and married my very own, real life, Barbie Doll. We finished school together, with our first son coming along at the beginning of my senior year. Our home is always a mess with toys, kids running, the TV constantly on. And I wouldn't change a thing...

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and believed it since as far back as I can remember. As a child, I loved going to church with my family and friends. I always went to church because I believed it, it was all I had been taught, I didn't question it. However, it wasn't until in my late teens, I was challenged to find out for myself, whether the church was true or not. Why go if it is not, right? I followed Moroni's promise, and really read the Book of Mormon, not just to read it, but to understand its meaning and purpose. I prayed about what I had read each night, asking for confirmation of its truthfulness. It wasn't until I had finished the entire Book, that I received my answer. I can remember that day, and that moment, the Holy Ghost confirmed in my heart and my mind and my whole soul, that I belonged to God's true church, and that Joseph Smith, a very true prophet, restored the church to the Earth. Jesus Christ suffered and died for ME. He atoned for my sins. He was resurrected. And His Plan of Happiness and Salvation has room for me, there in Heaven, by Him. It is now up to ME, to take full advantage of that Plan, and His suffering, and live as He would want me to, within His standards, so that I can return to Heaven one day. Like anyone else, I have my faults, hard days, bad days. There are times I do not feel like going to church, saying prayers, reading my scriptures. But I simply recall that moment of my life, and that wonderful feeling is as strong as it was then. I AM A MORMON, and I love it.

How I live my faith

My family gets up early on Sundays, as we go to church each Sabbath day at 8:00am. My children love to go, and sing the songs & hymns, and learn the stories from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and from our Latter-Day prophets and leaders. I have had the opportunity to help serve in many ways in the church, but my favorite is teaching the gospel and the scriptures to the youth, the teenagers. Every week, I get to learn more from the scriptures, as I prepare a lesson to teach these kids. We try to keep our home a sacred, safe haven from the outside world. Allowing only good quality, family friendly programming to enter out home from the internet, TV, movies, and the radio.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jeffrey
Jesus Christ founded or organized the Church almost 2000 years ago, it is His Church. Joseph Smith was the instrument of the Lord in restoring the Church back to its original state. Joseph Smith, thru visits from God, Jesus, and prophets of old, restored the Church, restored the Priesthood, translated the Book of Mormon from ancient writings. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jeffrey
Baptism is a promise made with God. We promise to obey His commandments, and to follow Christ. He promises to help us to return to Him, and to forgive us of our sins. Jesus was perfect in every way, and yet he was still baptized, and we are to follow him in all he has done. We also need to be baptized, as it is a requirement for entrance back into Heaven. Show more Show less