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Hi I'm Jim

I grew up in Vermont. We raised our family there, but we moved to Florida to help our parents. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in 1948, in Burlington ,Vermont.I was raised in a family of four boys, I am the oldest, my wonderful parents who were married for 56 years before my mom died in 1999.I was educated in the public schools in Montpelier, Vermont graduating from high school in 1966.I was blessed by a dad who said you will go to college ,as I had no idea what I wanted to do in life.Through his urgings and support I was able to graduate in 1971.I married my childhood sweetheart in Dec 1968,we have 2 boys,we joined the Church in 1972,my life has been improving ever since. we have 6 grand kids they are the best of course.

Why I am a Mormon

When my wife and I were taught by the Missionaries,the Holy Ghost testified to me that what they were teaching is true.I was young and enjoying some of the finer things in life,(or at least I thought so) I was not looking for a religion,I was looking for pleasure and did not really want it to be true as its teachings were contrary to my culture and habits and Satan was leading me pretty well.I could not deny what I had been taught was true,which set up a classic conflict between good and evil for many years of torment,with good winning out in the end,well not really the end as i have been living a wonderful Christian life for the last almost 30 years.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every week,by accepting callings(positions) in the church when called.I accept assignments to help at the Bishops Storehouse,I serve in the Orlando Temple,I endeavor to visit the familys that are assigned to me.I visit the sick and afflicted in the hospital and administer Priesthood blessings.I am a happy person and try to spread it to those I come in contact with. I love and care for my wife and family.I will be working on the annual day of service,which this year is working with Habitat for Humanity,on a rehab project on athe grounds of a house.I try to be charitable to those in need that cross my path.