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Hi I'm Philip Grimes

I grew up in the United States. I have been a police officer for 27 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a rural area of the state of Indiana in the United States. I was raised in the Protestant faith. I enjoyed playing baseball and most other sports as a kid. After graduating high school I entered the U.S. Army. I served in the military for three years and spent time in Alabama, Louisiana, and Germany. After leaving the Army I moved to Idaho where I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was baptised a member of the LDS church in 1985. My wife and I were married in 1986. We are happily married with three children. I've worked as a police officer for 27 years. I enjoy golfing, camping, hiking, flying and traveling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Protestant faith and quickly learned there are many good people of various faiths. There were many truths concerning the Protestant faith, yet many of my questions were un-answered. In 1985 I met my wife. She was a Mormon and introduced me to the church. She had a strong testimony of the gospel and amazing faith. Over a period of time I met with the Mormon Missionaries and other church members. I began attending church meetings as well. During the time I was investigating the church I had non Mormon friends and aquaintences telling me why I shouldn't join the church. I was given anti- Mormon literature and told of bizarre things Mormons do. I was greatly concerned but each time I prayed, read the Book of Mormon, went to church, met with the missionaries, or talked with members about the gospel I felt good. I asked myself how it could feel so right and be wrong. That good feeling I had was the Holy Ghost bearing witness of the truthfulness of the gospel to me. The church follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are to love our neighbor and our God. The three simple questions, where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? were all answered. I was baptized a member of the church in 1985. My wife and I were married in the temple in 1986. Being baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has greatly blessed my life.

How I live my faith

I've worked as a Police Officer for 27 years. During much of that time I 've been a Mormon. Service is an important part of the gospel. Jesus served those around him in various ways. We're encouraged to follow his example. I try to emmulate Christ. It's not always easy and I'm not perfect. I always strive to be a better person. I've served in many position in the church. Some of the callings included teaching adults and youth. Taking care of local church records and finances. Also spending time assisting with youth activities. Since being a member I've been a home teacher to various families in the ward. I've normally been assigned as a home teacher to two or less families in the ward at any given time. I am a friend to those I home teach and leave a gospel message with them at least once a month. If the families are in need of anything I try to help or report the need to the local church leaders so they're aware of the need and can help. The most important teaching I do is in our home. The church is all about family and returning to our Heavenly Father as a family. We pray, teach, study the gospel, work and play as a family.