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Hi I'm James DeLaigle

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Georgia and live now In Utah. I am a veteran of the US Army. I converted while stationed on Johnston Is

About Me

I am a convert to the church. I grew up in Waynesboro, Ga. I was active in the Baptist church. I have three brothers and two sisters. I am the youngest. My Dad is a veteran of WW2/Korea/Vietnam. He is also a retired farmer. My Mother (Mom) is a sweet southern lady who took great care of us and supported my Dad's career. I joined the church while stationed on Johnston Atoll. I met my future wife on the Island who was from California & Utah. We were married in 1992 in the Los Angles Temple and have three Children. My oldest is an Eagle Scout, and is on a Mission.. My Daughter is a Tennis player and A senior in High School. My youngest is a baseball player who hopes to be the President someday. He is also an inventor hopeful. My wife has worked for 9 years as a TA at the elementary school. She had been fighting a battle with breast cancer. She has recovered well. I love country music, and the west. I love my country, family and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I owned a ranch supply store and now work for Intermountain Farmers Association. I am an Elder, I have work in the primary, scouting program and other calling in the church. I worked for the DOJ after being a MP in the military. I moved to Utah for a simpler cleaner life, away from big cities. I am so happy to raise my children in a wonder community. It's hard to live so far from my family in Georgia, however I love the great people were we live and the environment

Why I am a Mormon

I lived most of my life in a small town in southern Georgia. I went to church and love to study things about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was very sick with asthma as a child and leaned heavenly on my parents and savior's love to survive. I always new that he loved me and watched over me. Many years later I as a young teen I met with some LDS Missionaries who shared the gospel with my family. I kept the Book of Mormon that they gave us. They would not argue with one of my brothers so they left our home. I read the book and loved it. I felt the spirit and new it was true. I talk with people of other religions for years. Always interest but I new they were missing something. When a close friend died, I saw the confusion of the preacher when they talked about where she was after death. I began to realize that their had to be more that what they preached. While stationed on an Island in the Pacific during my military service. I met a couple who were from Utah. I asked them about the Book of Mormon that I had read. They sent me more information when they return to Utah for vacation. I read all of it. They had sent me my own personal copy of the Book Of Mormon. I could not put it down. I stayed up all night and read it again. I new it was true. I was baptized in the ocean. I have never looked back. I met my wife on the island. She was a member of the LDS Church and we married in the Los Angeles Temple. My parents were O.K with my joining the church. I am the only member. Some of my brothers hate the church and do not talk to me or my family without insults. I know they have their opinions, however I love the gospel and grown very much. I am a better person and I know that it is the same Jesus who watched over me when I was a Child. Now I know that I new him before I was born and that I can live with him again. I know that my family can be together forever. When I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true, I was given a testimony that it was. I know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I work in the primary with young boys who are 11 years of age. I am one of their scout leaders as well. I am an Elder in the church. I have had many callings including Elders Quorum presidency. Elders Quorum teacher. Deacon adviser, nursery worker. Ward Website Tech and Employment Specialist. I have watched the young men I have worked with, grow up, go on missions and develop into wonderful leaders and future fathers. My life hasn't always been easy. Living in a rural area where jobs are scares is tough at times. We pay our tithing, fast offerings and pray as a family and read the scriptures. Our Lord Jesus Christ has always provided away and loved us. We are thankful for parents and in laws that love us as well. We are not perfect but we strive each day to be better. We support our Bishop and work in our callings. When we can we go to the Temple. We gain strength and greater understanding of our purpose in life there. I study the gospel on my own and with my family. My wife reads the scriptures every day. Her eternal perspective and knowledge of Christ love has helped her in her battle with breast cancer. I lost my job a couple of years ago. I do what I can to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. Our parents have helped us as well. My faith is not shaken but has been made stronger and our family closer. I love the closeness our ward has. It is great to see brothers and sisters helping each other out in difficult times. We have been bless with support during my wife's chemo treatments. Food brought in, firm handshakes and love from the members of the church. I love to hear the Lords Prophet speak to us at conference. We make sure that as a family we listen to his wise council and words of council from all of the general authorities of the Church.