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Hi I'm Jeff

Born in Arizona, I love the mountains, competing and having a good time with the people I love. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Arizona to a loving mom and dad and am the youngest of 4 kids. I have a sister and 2 brothers. I had the great opportunity to be able to do a lot of sports in my life and to participate in high school athletics like basketball and football and had a really good time with it! I still very much enjoy sports and all types of active activities like wake boarding, tubing, rock climbing, snowboarding or anything else that sounds fun! I love to have fun and I love to be around people who like to have fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it just makes sense. The Gospel of Jesus Christ leads on a pathway to peace and happiness in this life and joy and eternal felicity in the next. And who would not want that? I have grown up in this church and have been able to see the fruits of it. However, there came a time in my life where I had to find out for myself. And I will confess I did not receive an answer in an instant. But as I read and I prayed I slowly step by step gained the knowledge and the conviction that this is God's kingdom once again established on the earth. It was not like the flip of a switch, but it was a gradual process like building a fire. As I continued to add fuel it grew brighter and brighter until I had a fire bright enough to see my surroundings clearly and to warm my hands. The promise of personal revelation is given to all of us and that is what is so appealing to me. We all have the privilege to obtain knowledge for ourselves independently of any other. That is the invitation that has always been given, "Find out for yourself."

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to love my fellow men and to serve them. The Savior in I his life never did anything for himself. He always worked out of a love for those around him. He is our great exemplar and we are invited to follow him and to do the things that he has done.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jeff
We don't restrict anybody from coming into the Temples located all around the world. We invite all to come into the Temple to receive sacred ordinances, and to learn eternal truths. God has given us certain requirements that we must live in order to return and live with him. Likewise, he has given us certain requirements that we must follow in order to enter into the Temple, which is the House of the Lord. Within Temples we are able to make covenants with our Heavenly Father and to perform vicarious ordinances for those who have passed on without having a chance to hear the name of Jesus Christ. The Temple is a sacred place where Heaven and Earth meet and where we can be united as families for all eternity. All may come to the Temple but they must be adequately prepared and worthy to enter into the House of the Lord, and we invite all to do so through obedience to the Gospel and keeping the commandments that the Lord has given us. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jeff
The Book or Mormon was written by many Prophets of Ancient America. Mormon, a Prophet-Historian that lived in between 300 and 400 A.D., took these records inclusive of a 1000 year time period and abridged them into what we now have as the Book of Mormon. These Prophets taught and testified of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and they kept a record of God's dealings with their people, including the Savior's personal ministry among the people shortly after his resurrection and ascension into heaven. After a period of time the people fell into wickedness and were completely destroyed in 385 A.D. After this the abridged record fell into the hands of Mormon's son Moroni who added a few words of his own and then buried them in the ground to come forth in the last days. Show more Show less