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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a father of three, grandfather of eight, husband, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm an eighty-year-old Mormon whose been in the church for the last forty-eight years. I'm retired militiary; in the navy for nine years and the airforce for eleven. I met my wife, who was from Mississippi, in 1952 in Washington DC where I was stationed at the time. We were married in 1954 and moved eight times in the next twelve years. Three children were born into our family within four years. We retired from the military in 1966 and lived in Moses Lake since then.

Why I am a Mormon

By the time the oldest of our three children turned eight, my wife and I decided we needed religion in our lives. We felt it was important for our kids to learn about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We had a Mormon friend and asked him to invite the Mormon missionaries to our home. After receiving the missionary lessons we had no reservations about the gospel and chose to be baptized and join the church. Life was good, pleasantly normal, but something was still missing. Bringing the gospel into our lives turned out to be the best thing we ever did for ourselves as well as for our children. The more we continue to learn from our scripture study and weekly church lessons the better life gets.

How I live my faith

I've always been active in the church, holding a variety of callings like helping with the young men's program and serving as a clerk and counselor and teacher. I enjoy visiting church families in their own homes, teaching and assisting them in any capacity needed. I gain tremendous satisfaction and the added wisdom that comes from fulfilling my callings within the church.