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Hi I'm Jim Ward

I'm a Husband, Father of five beautiful children, a private pilot, a recovering lawyer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm passionate about three things in my life. (1) My personal devotion to a loving Heavenly Father and His Son - Jesus Christ; (2) My Family which means everything to me, and; (3) A deep love of aviation and in particular military aviation. I served a mission for the LDS Church in the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission from 1991 to 1993. That was one of the transformational events of my life. The other is marrying my beautiful wife - Celeste Smartt Ward - in the Atlanta Temple on December 18, 1993. My hobbies include breaking up wrestling matches between my four boys, flying (when I have time and/or "extra" money), playing sports with my children, building scale model aircraft - military only, reading, and building "stuff" with wood for my children - a treehouse is the latest project!

Why I am a Mormon

Happiness comes from trying to follow the Savior! I'm a Mormon for many reasons, but most importantly because this Church teaches me how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Not just in word only, and not just on Sunday. It is a way of life - 24 / 7. In addition, I've received a witness that this Church is the only true and living Church on the face of the Earth. Christ's literal Church restored in preparation for His return to the Earth. I cannot deny the witness I've received.

How I live my faith

My faith is most important in the home. We have daily family prayer, family scripture study, and eat dinner together every night. However, faith and our love of the Savior grows only when we put it into action through service to others. We provide service in the community on a regular basis - regardless of race, income level, religion, or sexual orientation. Whether it is tornado clean-up in Ringgold, Georgia, or raking leaves for a widow, it is all Christ-like service, and it is the highest form of religion in my mind.