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Hi I'm Jeremy Pryor

I'm a Mormon and I work in Information Technology.

About Me

I currently work for a fortune 100 organization as an information technology architect . I am married to my best friend,and we have have several children ranging from 2 - 13. Through my daily work activities and projects I work with new, challenging and complex technologies. How ever difficult the challenges and complexities are in information technology, they pale in comparison to those challenges and complexities that come in today's world when trying to raise good, upstanding and successful children who will be prepared for the increasing challenges and complexities they will face when raising their own familites. I find the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be a bright light of hope in a world filled with so much darkness.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is what being a Mormon is all about. I chose to be a Mormon because it anchors me in the values that Christ himself taught while he was on the earth. I am encouraged as a Mormon to actively participate everyday of my life to do those things that Christ himself would be doing if he dwelt with us currently. Doing those things which Christ taught has given me a joy beyond what I can imagine and every time in my life where I have been at a crossroads and I have chosen the way that has been taught me through The Mormon Church, it has brought me happiness and joy to me and those around me. People say at times that they like to be around me and my family. My honest thoughts are that those reasons are because of the values we have and the things that we do that draw closer to Christ. People that like to be around us are just feeling the blessings we have received by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ. It is not us as individuals that bring those feelings out in others, it is the Savior Jesus Christ and as he changes us, he will use us to help others find him. If you were to give me one sentence to explain why I am a Mormon, it would be: I am a Mormon because it draws me closer to Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father and being closer to them provide me clear direction, guidance, true joy and peacce in this life despite what is happening in the world around me.

How I live my faith

My parents and grandparents taught me by example to help others. Through my weekly activites, my family and I participate in helping those who need assistance. We take meals to families with newborns in their homes, those experiencing great challenges and losses. We seek out those who are struggling in life, those who are less fortuate than us, so we help where we can. I take my older children out with me to visit the down trodden, the sick, the elderly and the poor. I personally am working with some individuals who made some mistakes that put them in prision when they were young and they are attempting to turn their lives around. I work with those with physical challenges, such as those who have lost their sight or were born blind, those fighting cancer, additions to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. As a family we have identified others around us who we can assist and focus on for the year. We talk about these individuals frequently and try and help them in any way we can. Daily our family strives to stay spiritually fit by reading our scriptures and praying together. Our younger children who can't read will start by reading one verse by repeating the words of an older sybling and parent. The older children will read it on their own. We frequently find that the words which we read that night have a direct association to the things going on in our lives that day or week...it happens so often that many times the children get excited and seek for the answers in the scriptures. Our lives are far from perfect and we struggle daily to keep kids from arguing, to be obedient and to teach them that just because everyone else seems to do it around them, does not make something right. Once a week we reserve 2-3 hours of our time to spend together. During this time we sing songs, have a short lesson (often given by one of the children), have a treat and the do a fun activity together. These are the times when I feel our family is closest to one another and to the Lord.