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Hi I'm Jeff

I am a husband, a father of five children, and a military man. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five children. If that doesn't say a lot in itself, I don't know what does. I pride myself in being a good husband and father over everything else. I spend most of my time, when I'm not working or studying, with my family. I'm an enlisted member of the United States Air Force and am studying in a program to become an officer. In, and out, of the military life, I have held many jobs in the medical field. I have four college degrees and am currently completing two more. My highest educational degree is a Master's Degree in International Health. I'm an ordinary person who grew up in a mobile home in Oregon with eight other siblings.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am an educated man, in the worldly sense, and I am an eternal scholar in the spiritual sense. I have a passion for what is truth and I continually study and seek for those things. I wasn't always this way though. I was brought up and baptized a member of the church when I was very young. My parents, the good people they are, taught me not only an eternal plan that has been set out for us since the beginning of time, but they also taught me how to be a good Christian. I served a two-year mission in Ecuador, came back, and was married to my beautiful wife shortly after. We were married in the Bountiful, UT temple where we promised to love and keep each other for eternity. After we had our first child, we joined the military. During this time of my life I had many questions and doubts about what I was taught in the church. I sought advice and knowledge from many sources, including some that were not so credible. I removed myself from the records of the church. When I was ready to search for what was real and what was not, I searched many religions and beliefs, to include non-Christian avenues. After every dead-end I became very discouraged and wondered if there was even a God out there. In the end, I returned to question the Mormon faith so that I could close that chapter of my life. I studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon together. I also studied Mormon history, and revisited questions that I had in the past. I came to realize that my pride kept me from finding the real answers to those difficult questions. I returned, and became a practicing member of the church once again, this time converted to become a follower of Christ. I found that there is truth in this world and there is much more knowledge beyond this life. I found that no matter what people may think they know about us Mormons, you can only find out the truth from the source.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by continually evolving. I try to learn and experience as many things as I can. Within the church I have volunteered to help with the Youth and the Boy Scout programs. I have cleaned the church and temple buildings. I support my wife in the Relief Society (women's program) and with the primary children at church. We continually look for ways to help out other people in the church and those that are not of our faith. I truly believe that no matter what religion you live, we are all practitioners of the The Human Condition, in which we can all use a little help every once in a while.