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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a family man. I love my wife and children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love Family History (genealogy) research. Since I was young I have felt a desire to find out more about my ancestors. I am a dad. My children are precious to me and I have tried to raise them well. My wife and I are partners in this. Each of our children brings a special joy to our family. My oldest child has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and I like to encourage and share, and learn from, other parents and individuals about this disease. My youngest child was adopted from China, and, because of the joy she has brought us, I like to share with others considering adoption.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child my mother was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but my father didn't attend any church. He liked the example set by members of the Church, though, and allowed me to become a member of the Church. For many years I was the only member of my family that attended church, but gradually my family members began to attend with me. Eventually my father joined the Church. I persist because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that my Heavenly Father and His Son love me and have a plan for me. Part of their plan for all of us is the restoration of His Church in our time, with prophets to guide us through our challenges today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as a husband who is committed and loyal to my wife and as a father who loves his children and grandchildren and tries to set the best example I can.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

A while ago I was was listening to a religious radio program that rightly stated that baptism is essential for salvation, but sadly stated that all those who never had the opportunity to be baptized would be damned. I believe in a fair and just God, however, who would never condemn someone because of where or when they lived or because they lacked the opportunity to be baptized in this life. God has revealed that there is a way to give everyone an equal opportunity: through proxy baptism, where someone else is baptized on their behalf. A deceased individual can then accept or reject this proxy baptism. Show more Show less