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Hi I'm Jesse Selvoy

Born a 7th son, descendant of noble, faithful, vigilant Utah and Arizona pioneers, member SonsofUtahPioneers.org. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy serving as a "bridge" in bringing together those of need or with needs with whomever may benefit by networking and family reunions' connections. Whatever value this "resources liaison" provides is recompensed by the one or group whose goal was reached or mission statement fulfilled. I enjoy reading the scriptures and other positives of history, geography, cultures, explorations, people's lives --what challenges they met and how they overcame such and carried forth, renewed or invigorated. I enjoy my family --my eternal sweetheart wife, our three children and seven grandchildren, often encouraging them, ever hoping for their best choices and results, by letter, calls, emails, and visits. I enjoy gardens, the openness of wilderness and parks, neighboring, walking, and meeting people, learning of their lives and how I may bring resources to bear in their behalf. Classical music is a favorite.

Why I am a Mormon

The statement, "Right will prevail," encourages me. I know our Heavenly Father and his Beloved Son, Jesus Christ live. Our Savior-Redeemer's Atonement strengthens and cleanses. Through Christ, we may each experience hope and peace through becoming Christ-like, just and true. I will ever be grateful for his thoroughly sincere, kind, and thoughtful willingness to live the perfect life --to show the way by his light-filled example on how to choose to live. I know families can become eternal together by the sealing power of the restored priesthood keys that the Living Prophet possesses and delegates to worthy men. This personal witness came to me line upon line, precept upon precept, while in the service of the Lord and my fellowmen and in raising a family up to likewise know in their own hearts this truthfulness. I am a rich man in testimony, family, church membership, and friends, ever grateful of God's love for me. He knows our names and invites each of his children to yield to his will.

How I live my faith

I enjoy my pioneer heritage. I am richly blessed, having been baptized at age 8 by my father and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1947 by my 87-year-old paternal grandfather, whose parents converted in England in 1848, then walked across the plains 1,000 miles into the Salt Lake Valley in 1860, whereupon my grandfather was born 6 weeks after their arrival! Their volunteering to pioneer SW Utah in 1861 resulted in their helping build the Tabernacle, and Temple in St. George, in which Patricia and I were married-sealed for time and all eternity in 1963. My maternal grandparents likewise pioneered in Utah, helping build up Springville in Utah County. Another priesthood holder and I visit monthly with five families, by assignment. We are on call to serve their needs. Other service opportunities have included Assistant Scoutmaster, High Priest Group Leader, Neighborhood Homeowners Board, and missionary. I enjoy helping in whatever righteous, uplifting or edifying cause.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jesse Selvoy
Joseph Smith Jr. was born in 1805 in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont to Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith. He had 10 brothers and sisters. His parents taught him to pray, read the Bible, and to have faith in God. At age 14, as an answer to fervent prayer, Joseph saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in a column of light. Heavenly Father said, "Joseph, this is my Beloved Son, hear him." At age 17, Joseph began to receive heavenly messengers who prepared him for his role in the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. He was a prophet, just like Moses, Isaiah and others in biblical times. He was strengthened by God to fulfill his mission much as was Jeremiah who said, "Ah Lord God! Behold I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak" (Jeremiah 1:6-7). Show more Show less