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Hi I'm James

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Nashville, Tenn. I'm one of nine children, with one brother and seven sisters.

About Me

I am 85 years old. Father of five children , three daughters and two sons. My first wife is deceased. My second wife has three children, two sons and one daughter. Together we have sixteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. I am a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during World War II in the South Pacific. I am a college graduate, a former high school teacher and an educational film salesman until retirement. During retirement I am an active genealogy enthusiast. I spend two days every week serving as an ordinance worker in the Atlanta Temple. My wife and I are Story Tellers in the Atlanta area. Our real love is our family especially our grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

When my first wife and I were divorced I continued to worship in the Catholic Church. About two years later when I remarried I learned that I could not partake of the sacraments in the Catholic Church. My second wife was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but had been inactive for some time After about two months we found ourselves missing the spiritual atmosphere in our lives. I asked her about returning to her church, but while she said she knew it was true, she felt it would occupy too much of my time. When I suggested attending other churches she said no because she knew that the LDS Church was true. We started attending the LDS Church and the missionaries started teaching us the doctrine of the church. I found it difficult accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of God until a member of the church asked me to pray to our Heavenly Father to let me know if what I was reading in the Book of Mormon was true. When I did this each time before reading, it came into my soul that it was indeed true and I was impressed to be baptized into the Church. My wife reactivated in the Church and we have been blessed for the last thirty years of spiritual peace.

How I live my faith

Each day that I wake I feel a sense of the love my Father in Heaven has for me and my family. During these last thirty years that I have been a member of the Church I have felt the love of my Father in Heaven and the joy that fills each day that I can serve my fellow man. Now that am retired I spend much of my time researching my family history and developing the genealogy work that I can pass on to my family members. Twice a week my wife and I serve as ordinance workers in the Atlanta Temple. We spend time also serving in our community doing charitable work for those in need.