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Hi I'm Jeff Burt

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 58 years old, happily married with five children, all whom are married and have families of their own. I have 18 grandchildren and love being a parent and grandparent. I retired in 2009 after nearly 33 years as engineer/manager with the Department of Defense. After retirement, my wife and I served a full-time mission for almost two years working in the Italy Rome Mission office of the LDS Church. I enjoy being with family, working in the yard, camping, hiking, and backpacking. Ibuilt my own house and enjoy building projects. I welcome the opportunity to help my children with their projects. I'm a prostate cancer survivor and a big advocate for a healthy diet and regular exercise. I enjoy my little community and am keeping busy as a retiree and looking forward to serving another mission in the near future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon and thankful for it. Not to say I didn't go through the normal struggles as a youth in wanting to feel accepted. I made a few wrong choices, but was able to overcome the temptation to make real bad choices, because of my faith and desire to do good. I made several good choices in my late teens that put me on a path of happiness and many blessings. The first was to attend Ricks College, a Mormon junior college. It was there that I met my future wife. She had high standards and let her light shine. I wanted to be with her. She encouraged me to follow my desire to serve a full-time mission. This was my second good choice. I served a two-year full-time mission in the Italy Rome Mission and loved the missionary work, though it was hard. When I returned home, my Ricks College sweatheart was waiting for me and we were married six months later in the Idaho Falls Temple. That was the third and most important de,cision I have ever made. Being married in the temple was the first step in creating an eternal marriage. The Lord has blessed me and guided me ever since. I know the Mormon Church is the restored Church of Jesus Chirst on the earth. I know God lives and knows me personally. I love to study the word of God found in the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. I am comforted knowing there is a living prophet on the earth today. The Lord, Jesus Christ guides His church through chosen men. I know that I can have an eternal family and live with God, again.

How I live my faith

There is only one way to live your faith and that is to the fullest! Living it infuses both physical and spiritual life and hope. I have always been active in the Mormon Church: therefore, I have had many opportunties to serve. Between church service, raising a family, and managing our home, my involvement in community was limited to the normal school, kids' sports teams, and voting. There will always be choices between things that are good, better, or best. Since returning from our mission to Rome Italy, I have been busy serving in our local congregation. I helped my wife with her responsibility to feed over 200 women at an annual church women's organization dinner. I am know serving as the Troop Committee Chairman for the BSA units sponsored by our Mormon ward. I get to use my organizational skills and work with the youth. My wife an I were just recently asked to teach a Strengthening Marriage class for those that have a need for this. We will be teaching 10 couples in each class. We know that we will learn as much as the couples that attend about strengthening our marriage. I am also a home teacher, which is a priesthood assignment to look after the needs of eight families in our ward. Some are single women, who have special needs, and many are less active in church, but they are all important to me. Serving others, whether members of my church or not, gives me great satisfaction and purpose.