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Hi I'm Jerry

I have spent my entire adult working life in local, military, and federal law enforcement. I'm a Mormon by birth and by choice.

About Me

I am married with 6 adult children, 13 grand kids and 4 great-grand kids. They will be my most lasting and important legacy when I leave this world. I love each and every one of them dearly. I expect that legacy will continue to grow. My youngest daughter is gay and married to a wonderful partner and has a young step son who is LDS and happily counted among my grand kids. My daughter is a sweet and wonderful human being and I love her unconditionally as I do all of my children. I know God loves her too. Anyone who has children should understand the unconditional love Heavenly Father has for all of His children. My love and understanding of the Gospel has given me faith and hope that eventually and ultimately she and all of my children will be together with me for eternity. My 33 year career in law enforcement took me from home town police officer, to Marine Corps Military Police Captain, and to FBI Special Agent, from which I retired. I have seen the very best and the very worst that humanity has to offer, on both sides of the badge. In all that time I managed to look for and see the Light of Christ in almost everyone I met. In cops, criminals, politicians, and the people and clergy of all denominations. Sadly in some that light was all but extinguished. It is a great blessing to know that no one is beyond the saving grace of Jesus Christ and even the worst among us has the gift of the Atonement for the asking. Repentance and forgiveness is available to every human being.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother and father were Mormons as were my grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents. That is, however, not why I am a Mormon today. I am a Mormon because the gospel of JESUS CHRIST as found in the teachings of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints provides amazing peace of mind in this very troubled world. My military and law enforcement background has made me acutely aware of the evil that permeates the world today. I have also witnessed the very best in human behavior and the power of love for fellow man. With the awesome knowledge, faith and eternal opportunities that the gospel provides me, I know that whatever terrible things may happen in this world, that by obedience to God's commandments I can one day live with God and my family, indeed generations of my family, for all eternity. I believe that God loves us today as much as He has loved his children on earth for all of history and has provided for us, in this day, a living Prophet to provide direction in an ever changing and confusing world. I cherish the guidance that He provides to the Lord's church through his daily counsel with, and inspired revelations from, JESUS CHRIST. I believe that we, all of mankind, are literally brothers and sisters, created by a loving and eternal Heavenly Father. Therefore, as your eternal brother, I beseech you, even beg you, find out all you can about this church, pray earnestly about it and ask for confirmation of the truthfulness of it. Ask for the Mormon Missionaries to visit and teach you. Read the Book of Mormon with The Holy Bible, this church will provide both to you free of charge. It is my solemn testimony to you, my eternal brothers and sisters, that you will find happiness and serenity here, for yourself and your family. You will find a closeness to and understanding of JESUS CHRIST that you never thought possible. Your family, living and dead, will praise you and revere you for what you can and will do for them.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as many Christians do, not perfectly but to the best of my ability. That is why I love the Savior so much. He has provided for me, through great suffering on his part, the means to repent, be forgiven for my sins, and start anew each day. I provide service whenever the opportunity arises. My son and I along with many men and young men from my church traveled to New Orleans twice to help with clean-up after Hurricane Katrina. The church continues to provide resources and manpower to disaster stricken areas all over the world. I love that the Mormon church does not limit it's manpower or financial resources in disaster recovery to members of the church but reaches out to all in need.