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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Dad. I'm a business analyst. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love a good book or a hike in the forest. One of my favorite things to do is work in my garden. As a father, I want my children to respect the earth, take care of it, and learn how the earth provides for us and I feel that having them work with me in the garden is a way to do that. I have a passion for art, music, and good food. If I don't have enough money to go to a fine restaurant and a show, I learn how to cook it myself while listening to an opera online. Good music makes me happy, and keeps me young. I enjoy having fun. What's life if you can't be happy? Taking advantage of the moments in life that bring true joy is what I feel is important.

Why I am a Mormon

More than anything, I know that Jesus Christ is my savior. He knows me personally and I strive to know him personally. It took me many years to finally come to this knowledge. I studied and prayed, but the moment I felt that he is my Savior, and that we can have a relationship with him, the joy that I felt was something unexplainable. I cherish the knowledge that he has prophets on earth now and that he continues to talk with them. His life is an example to me, and though I often stumble on the path to be like him, he always picks me up. To me, being a Mormon doesn't mean I am perfect. It means I am simply striving to do all I can to be like the Savior and help others to know him better.

How I live my faith

My wife and I work together with the missionaries in our area. We teach people the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love that we are asked to serve others as Mormons. That is part of our mission: To serve all of God's children in a way that he would serve if he were here. Sometimes that is a simple smile or a kind word. Other times it may mean to help someone who is sick or visit a person in need. I know that as we serve others, we become less selfish and grow to be more like God.