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Hi I'm Jack

Born and raised in upstate New York...Past Fire Chief.... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with 5 children, father-in-law and grandfather. We live in upstate New York. Not far from the birth place of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was the only Mormon in the whole entire school district until my brother started school. For a while I was picked on but as time went on my piers found that I was no different then them. Soon after I graduated from high school, I became a Fireman & EMT. I love to help others. Serving over 25 years later am still active today. I have the love of racing. Dirt track racing that is. Before I was married, I raced stock cars for a while. had a lot of fun! Today the family loves to go to the races. Love those french fries with malted vinegar! I have also like to play my drum set. Music has been a big part of my life growing up.

Why I am a Mormon

My Testimony of Jesus Christ & His Church I would ask you to take a minute to ponder these 3 questions... 1.) Where did we come from? 2.) Why are we here on Earth? 3.) Where are we going after this life? Where did we come from? We came from a place, in heaven, which we resided with our heavenly Father. We were spirit children of him. We wanted to become like him and through his love he made it possible for us to do that, to come to Earth. Why are we here? To gain a body, Learn right from wrong, To be obedient to our Heavenly Fathers commandments, To be baptized, and take upon us the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After here…where are we going? All Christian religions believe in heaven and a hell. Some believe that we go to heaven just by believing in Jesus Christ. Some believe that we need to do more than that and follow the example that Jesus set for us. No matter what we believe that we all agree that there is a better place after this life. This is a place after life that we can live with our Heavenly Father again. Does it hurt us to live a high standard of life? Living a clean and prosperous life, raising children as model citizens that we can look up to? Does the Lord communicate with us today? The Bible, old and new testaments, is the word of God. God always taught his people by using Prophets. This went on till Jesus came to Earth as a mortal man. The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ, written by people on the American Continent. Do you think that God would leave us in the dark without having a Prophet today? Many churches would want you to believe that concept. I would exhort you to pray and ask God if these things that I have testified to you are true. Through the power of the Holy Ghost he will give you an answer. We are all brothers and sisters of our Heavenly Father. Together we can return to him. Remember that Satan is strong and wants us to fail. I say these things in Jesus Christ’s name… Amen

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being honest to my co-workers, friends, and family. Always living up to what I promise. Through our faith and prayers, many wonderful thing can happen. Questions can be answered and problems can be solved. I Live my life by obeying God's commandments and try to be a true representative of Jesus Christ. Participating at Church helps me personally grow closer to the Lord. Through listening to talks, lessons, personal testimonies, and the Scriptures help build my own personal testimony.