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Hi I'm Jeremy

I'm a father, a husband, a financial adviser and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Oregon and loved to play soccer, basketball, go to the movies, play video games and anything fun I could do with my friends. I still enjoy a weekly game of basketball, the occasional online video game play or going to the movies with my beautiful wife, but most of my time is spent giving financial advice to clients and playing with my 3 small children! I am currently studying for my CFP designation to further my career and be of help to other people.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this faith. My parents also grew up in this faith, as well as my grandparents. I have a long line of faithful family members who believe in Christ, and that the Church we belong to is truly Christ's church on earth today. I remember learning from my parents and in sunday school that I would need to discover for myself whether the things I was taught were true. I learned how to pray at a young age, and had many experiences as a young boy that taught me God really does here and answer prayers. One experience was at the age of 14. I had heard the story of Joseph Smith many times growing up, and when I turned 14 I had this Idea in my mind that If God could appear to a 14 year old Joseph Smith, he could and would certainly answer me. So, I decided I would put it to the test, and see whether or not Joseph Smith was telling the truth. I knelt down at my bedside one evening with a determination that I would not get up until I had an answer from God regarding two questions: First, was Joseph Smith a true prophet, and Second, was the Book of Mormon a true book. I repeated over and over these questions as I prayed, and just waited for an answer, waited for some sign, or signal, or feeling that what I was asking was true. I stayed on my knees for over an hour (which for a 14 year old boy seemed like an eternity), and then this overwhelming feeling came into my heart and mind. It was something I had never experienced before, and is still hard to describe, but it was warm, and peaceful and happy. I began to cry and was overwhelmed with emotion and in an instant I knew - It was true, Joseph was a prophet and the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I was so happy I couldn't stop smiling and crying, and that has been the foundation of my testimony to this day. Having this knowledge has lead me to understand my Savior Jesus Christ, and his life, mission and atonement. I know He lives and loves me no matter what mistakes I make.

How I live my faith

I have been serving in the church since I was a young man. I currently serve as an advisor to the young men ages 12-13, and as their Scoutmaster. I don't particularly like camping, especially sleeping on the ground, but I know these young men are learning valuable life lessons through the Boy Scouts of America program and have opportunities out in the woods to come closer to God. These experiences make all the sleeping on the hard ground worth it. I have seen these young men's very nature and character change as they come to know their Savior, live his gospel, and serve their friends. I have my own struggles in living the gospel, but I take courage in the stories of the prophets past and present. Recently I have been reading about Abraham and his desires to be a "greater follower of righteousness", and to seek out greater happiness and peace. I have thought about his desires, and compare my desires with his; I ask myself - am I seeking to be a greater follower of righteousness? I love the words of the prophets, they give me insight and inspiration to live a better life, a happier life, one that is patterned after the life of the Savior. This is the only way to be truly happy, so I live my faith to have greater happiness and peace.