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Hi I'm Eddie Nevitt

I'm the luckiest man in the world, married the woman of my dreams and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm and continue to do that today. I love getting up early in the morning and watching the sun come up, and every day I have the feeling that this is going to be a good day. Maybe I am different from others but I have been blessed to jump out of bed running! I think this is somewhat tied to the feelings I have because of the teachings I have received from my parents. Growing up, we started work early on the farm, and as a kid, thought that Pop worked us too hard! When work was done, Pop would drive my brother and I around the farm looking at what we accomplished that day, telling us how much he appreciated us and showing us the good we had done. I love doing the same today as the day ends. I am a father of 6, 2 boys and 4 girls. They have been and still are, along with my wife Brenda the joy of my life. I love being home with them, working with them, or going on vacation with them. We have had great times working together, and doing good things together, whether at home or supporting each other in high school sports, musical activities or plays. After work, when I am home I love being out in back working in the garden, landscaping, or working on a project. Whenever we camp the familly says I enjoy setting up camp and would just as soon do that every night in a new location instead of just sitting and relaxing. I find being home is somewhat the same, there always seems to be something new I can work on outside or inside! I find joy in the journey.

Why I am a Mormon

I am in part a Mormon because I was born in a Mormon family. My parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormon) when I was born. We attended church as a family and I learned the doctrine, the values, the gospel in the home and in the meetings and activities that were held. I was baptized at 8 years of age. I really did not know a lot, but I knew that my Heavenly Father lived and answered prayers. I knew that Jesus was the Christ and that I wanted to be like Him. Since that early beginning I have continued to attend church, I have continued to read the Book of Mormon and the Bible and my feeling of having made the right decision at 8 years old has continued and been strengthened. There are commandments to be kept and I find keeping those help me and my family find greater joy and happiness. I know that the Mormon Church is true. We are led by a Prophet of God and in following him, as in Bible times, brings peace to my life. I know that my Heavenly Father lives and that I can pray to Him and that He answers me. I know that our Heavenly Father has a plan of happiness for us. Part of that plan is that Jesus Christ created an earth, Jesus Christ lived upon this earth, He set the example for us to follow, He atoned for the mistakes we would make, He was crucified and He was resurrected. I live too on this earth, and by faith, keep the commandments that have been given to me and will one day live again as a family in Heaven. I am happy.

How I live my faith

Every day I live my faith by starting the day with prayer. We study the scriptures for a few minutes as a family and ask ourselves, with what we have read today, how can this help us be a better family, then try to practice it during the day. I think that it is through trying to live what I learn in the scriptures or what I hear as we attend church that helps me to be something that I would call, a quiet self control of my life, knowing how I fit into the world and what I need to be doing. I am not perfect, yet I feel I know where I fit in. I find great joy in living, in working, in being at home, sitting in church, or having the opportunity to teach the 13 and 14 year olds in a Sunday School class on Sundays. We study the lives of the modern day Prophets and discuss ways in which we can become like them, be Prophet like, to do what they were doing when they were young. I love the feeling I have whereever I am, whatever I am doing, knowing who I am, why I am here on this earth, and living so that I have the help of my Heavenly Father as I strive to have His Holy Spirit with me.