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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised in Burbank California, my Father was Mayor of Burbank and personal friends with Walt Disney.

About Me

I am Dad and a Grandpa - I have 4 children and so far, 11 Grandchildren. I am an Executive in a Hospice company providing end of life care to patients and their families - it is a VERY rewarding and meaningfulI work. I am the only son of my parents with 3 older Sisters. We grew up in the 50's in a classic post WWII American home. Our Father was a Navigator on B-17's during the war and our family is very patriotic. We were loved, nurtured and raised by our parents to be good citizens and proud of our heritage. Great Grandparents immigrated from England after becoming members of the church and crossed the plains in hand carts to help establish Salt Lake City. We now have 6 generations of family that have been "Mormon". My family is EVERYTHING to me. I have 4 children, 3 sons and daughter, all married with their own families now. There is nothing better than being a Dad, other than being a Grandpa! I love my family, my heritage, and am grateful every day for the blessings I have.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Mormon home, I have never not known what it is like to be a member of any other church. But this does not mean I have not come to learn that the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its fullness is on the earth on my own. When I was young, I went dove hunting with my Brother-in-law and his friend. The day was almost over and my Brother-in-law was bitten by a rattlesnake. It was a bad bite, and he started to react to the venom very quickly. We were way out of town and it took a long time to get to a Hospital. Family was called and gathered at the Hospital as quickly as possible. The Doctors said the venom was too potent and had been in his body too long, and he would not survive. My Father and our Bishop gave him a Priesthood Blessing. Within hours, his condition began to improve, the Doctors then said he would lose his arm. In another few hours, they said he would only lose his hand. 48 hours later, he walked out of the hospital full recovered having lost nothing. A miracle in our family happened right before my eyes at the age of 14. I knew for a fact all by myself, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, fully restored in these latter days, with a modern day Prophet to lead us just as in the days of old.

How I live my faith

I served a Mission in the State of Washington to teach the Gospel I knew to be true. During this time, I met a family that I became very close to. I was fortunate enough to be a part of their joining the church and we have remanded very close friends ever since. Many wonderful stories I have heard from Clark and his family about what the Gospel has brought to them in their lives. Wonderful and positive things come in to the lives of people who choose to serve our Heavenly Father and his children. I have taught young children and teenagers in Sunday School, been a Scoutmaster to young men, served as a Counselor in a Bishopric of a Ward, served many families in time of need by providing service in the form of meals, yard work, car repair, home repair, temporary and permanent employment and any other way I can help. Great satisfaction comes from helping others and I look forward to when I can reach out to be there for someone who needs that helping hand. I do everything i can to provide this help to ANYONE who needs it - not just members of our church. I have many friends who not yet members of our church and I hope someday they will be - and my service to them is also a labor of love. I love to cook and have been lucky enough to prepare meals for large groups of people at Ward activities and events, outings where Fathers and Sons meet together for a weekend of camping and activities each year, and many other opportunities. It is fun to watch people share a meal, laugh together, play together, and grow closer to each other through special times. My family has been blessed in many ways, but our family has also had to face tragedy. I lost a Sister to ovarian cancer and it was the strength of our belief in our heavenly father that we as a family were able to work through the grief and loss. Her children were comforted to know that their family unit will be together again in the next life.