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Hi I'm Jeff Webb

I am a father of two young boys and the husband of a wonderful wife. I am an insurance agent and love sports. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved sports; both watching and playing them. My favorite sports are basketball, soccer, and football. The sport I am worst at, and ironically enjoy playing/watching the most, is basketball. Since I was always so closely involved with sports, it gave me an opportunity (via different teams) to meet a lot of different people and getting to know new people is something I really enjoy. I am a city boy who ended up marrying a country girl and she is the greatest thing I have ever had in my life. Together, we have two young boys who have brought more joy into my life than I ever could have imagined. Being a father is awesome! I currently work as a commercial insurance agent which again gives me an opportunity to meet many different kinds of people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with parents who are strong members of the LDS church and their testimonies/convictions are something that always stayed with me throughout my life. There were times as a kid (middle school and high school) that I struggled to make good choices. I attribute this to the fact that I was living a life based on my parents' convictions/beliefs instead of finding out for myself (obtaining my own rooted beliefs) what is true. It is a lot easier to make good choices when you know for yourself that something is true; however, I am forever indebted to my parents for teaching me what is right so that I always had a strong foundation to fall back on. It was not until after high school that I realized I could not always live on my parents convictions alone but truly needed to put in the effort to study and pray to find out for myself what is true. I started to study and pray intensely, I read the Bible in its entirety (New Testament then the Old Testament) and I read the Book of Mormon in its entirety. After putting in months of effort to search and learn, I then turned to God in prayer to ask if these things are true. I am not sure how long I prayed but a very peaceful feeling came over me that brought me to tears and God was answering my prayer through the Holy Ghost. My mind recalled a passage I had once heard that confirmed "your heart now knows what you always knew in your mind." There is no stronger assurance than one that comes from God! I now live a life based on my own deep rooted beliefs. There are definitely still times I struggle, but I will never be able to deny that the LDS Church is true as I received a testimony from God himself. I have since served a mission in Brazil and was married in the temple for time and all eternity. I'm a mormon because the teachings are true, because Jesus Christ died for me, because I love my family, and because I received a personal witness from my Heavenly Father that this is his true church.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the church through teaching the 12-13 year old boys on Sundays and assisting them in the Boy Scouts of America program. I try to be a good example to those around me so that they can see how much happiness this gospel has brought into my life and freely share my testimony with those who are interested.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Jeff Webb
One of the questions that perplexed me for a long time was "where did it all begin." Regardless of what anyone's theories are, the human mind does not comprehend a "beginning." Some scientists say we came from matter, but then where did the matter come from? I know (through study and prayer) that we lived with God before this life in pre-existence, but I dont know where pre-existence came from. The mere fact that the human mind cannot comprehend a "beginning" (in our minds, something always has to come from something) denotes that there has to be a superior being. HOWEVER, there is also the human body and how it functions, the beauty (and complexity) on the earth and in the sky... everything denotes that there is a God. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jeff Webb
Proxy baptisms (aka baptisms for the dead) are performed because Jesus taught that in order for one to return to the presence of God one must be baptized (John 3:5). There are many people who have not had the opportunity to be baptized before leaving this life (i.e. those who were never taught the proper principle of baptism or those who were baptized but not by someone having authority to do so, etc) and a merficul God would not condemn these individuals. God, however, is not a liar and will always require that his laws (baptism to return to God's presence) be fulfilled. It is for this reason that the ordinance of baptisms for the dead was given so that baptism could be done for individuals and then they (in the next life) have an opportunity to accept or decline this ordinance that was done for them. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Jeff Webb
This is a question into which I have recently put a lot of thought. Mormons do not discriminate against any individuals and believe that everyone should be treated equal; however, it got me thinking that if by voting against same sex marriage (even though we believe homosexuality is a sin against God (Romans 1:24-32 and Leviticus 20:13)), are we not treating these individuals equal? I then came to the realization that treating everyone equal and condoning sin are not the same thing. Homosexuals (and anyone for that matter) should always be treated equal (given jobs, respected, befriended, etc) but any sins that person commits against God will not be accepted. For example, a thief will be treated equal but his/her theft is not condoned and a Mormon who has committed sin will still be treated equal (and help extended) but the sin is still never condoned. As long as there is an earthly law (no same sex marriage) that supports a heavenly law (homosexual relations are against God's law) then we will always vote to keep that earthly law intact. The more we can align earthly law with God's law, the better off our nation will be. Show more Show less