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Hi I'm Jim

I'm an architect, a husband, a father and a skier. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent my earliest years skiing at Bogus Basin, outside of Boise, Idaho. Every year my dad would buy season passes fo the whole family, so we spent every Saturday and most evenings on the slopes. When I was a teenager, we moved to Tempe, Arizona, so the skiing almost stopped. After high school, I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where I worked as a chair lift operator, can you say free skiing? After ski season, I served a mission in the Dominican Republic, an amazing two years teaching people about Christ. After my mission, I started school, got married and had two beautiful daughters. It wasn't easy going to school while raising children, but I eventually completed a Masters in Architecture while working as a project manager for a local firm. Today I'm an architect. I recently took a leap of faith and started my own firm. Looking for clients in hard economic times is daunting, but I have faith that the Lord will bless me through the effors of my hard work to support my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith helps me in all aspects of my life. I can only imagine how hollow life would be without the influence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Knowing that Jesus suffered for me, that Heavenly Father loves me enough to allow His son to go through such a painful experience so that I can return to live with Him gives me hope. This is what I have been taught throughout my life at church, this is the message that I taught while serving in the Dominican Republic. This is what I strive to teach my children so that they can someday know for themselves and develop a love of the Savior. I love reading from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, the two books work hand in hand to show me how the Lord wants me to live my life as I follow His teachings. I'm a Mormon because I have prayed to my Heavenly Father and He has answered my prayers. I have felt his love in my life and I have seen people healed through priesthood blessings. I have also witnessed the Gospel of Jesus Christ in action as members have gone out of their way to help me and others in times of need. The church and it's members follow Christ's teachings in helping each other in any was they can.

How I live my faith

I'm currently the Elder's Quorum President in my ward. That means that I'm responsible to oversee the spiritual and physical well being of the many of the men and their families. I strive to lead as Christ would lead, by serving those I lead. I visit them in their homes to encourage them in their lives; I go to them when they are in the hospital, to offer comfort and to strengthen them; I strive to find activities for them that will help them to have wholesome fun together; and I build them up through teaching them at church each Sunday. Recently an elder brother in my ward passed away. Fourteen of us took turns going to his home each day to aid his loving wife in her care for him during the last few months of his life. It was not easy to see this once strong man struggle as he lost control of his body, but it was worth the effort when I his wife would thank me for coming each weak. Our efforts allowed them to remain together until the day he died. I didn't know either of these people very well before this, but I gained a love for both of them through my service to them. I learned that true love of others comes through service. I also learned through watching her, what it really means to love one's spouse. That experience was one of the best in my life. It truly changed who I am.