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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in my late 40s. It wasn't until I was 19 and off at college that I decided to really look at the importance of religion in my life. After studying and constant prayer and fasting I felt very strongly that the Church of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth. I served a mission for the church in Germany and enjoyed that very much. I have been in the software development business since graduating from college. I love the outdoors and camping with my family. I enjoy gardening, and I am trying the mittleider method of garden this year. It's great!

Why I am a Mormon

In every aspect and in every way the gospel works for me. I receive answers to my prayers constantly. I have avoided many pitfalls in life because of the teachings found in our church. I have grown to cherish the words of modern day leaders who are inspired to tell us what we need for this day and age. I love the Bible, both testaments. I love to read about the Savior in the new testament, it speaks deeply to my heart that he is the Savior of mankind. The book of Mormon does the same thing for me, the passages of the book of Mormon are beautiful and testify of the Savior, Jesus Christ. This gospel is the source of my happiness, living it and studying it has proved to me that it is absolutely true. This takes nothing away from the wonderful people and churches that are established across the land. It only adds to that good.

How I live my faith

I live my faith very humbly. Our Father-in-Heaven loves all of his children on this earth, and I try to also. Therefore, although I serve faithfully in callings in my church, I always try to serve anyone I can, wherever I can. I have a great relationship with many people of many faiths all over this country. Where I can, I like to add my witness to theirs that God loves them and he answers their prayers. In my church, I have been asked to be a scout master, a bishop (pastor), and other various callings. I have gladly served without pay in all callings, but I must confess I have always been richly blessed as I have served.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

As I have served in various clergy positions (bishop, stake president) for many years now, my feeling is that we are not paid so our service and our doctrine are independent of financial contributions. This is comforting to me as it allows leaders to be committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the sole purpose of doing His will. I must say though the blessings and happiness of serving is priceless. Show more Show less