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Hi I'm James Hammock

hey, my name is James. I am 56 years young. I have been a member now for 21 years. Being a member has truly changed my life.

About Me

My name is James Hammock. I am 56 years young. I drive a school bus for preschool kids for the head start program in Danville,Virginia. I have been doing this for 7 years now. I was sealed to my wife in the D.C. Temple in 1995. She past away in 2003.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Morman becaues the church gave me answer to question I have had in my life. None of the churches I had been to could really help me understand my concerns. My landlord at the time was a member. He would talk to me and my wife about the church. One day she asked if she couls read the book of morman. A few days later two missionaries knocked at the door. They asked if they could talk to me about the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I said no thanks and shout the door. Then the next day my wife told me that some people from the church wilkl be coming by to talk to us. I sdaid ok. Then the same two missionaries knocked again on the door. I answered it. They said can we talk to you about the church. I said yes and let them in. We had the first lesson. To me when they were talking to me and my wife, it felt like I new what they were talking about. I felt like I had heard all this before. That night when I went to bed,I prayed about what they had told me. I asked GOD if what they told me was true. When the morning came, I felt like a big burdon was taken away fronm me. I felt like I was a new person. That along with everytime I changed the channel on the tv there was a commercial for the church. I was baptised on Easter Sunday in between sessions during general conference. that was 18 years ago. I had my times when I would go inactive. In the past year my testimony has gotten stonger. I know that the Book of Morman is the word of GOD. That we have a living prophet on the earth today. That Joseph Smith is a prophet of GOD. That the priesthood has been restored for worthy men to have to do GODS work on the earth. This I leave with you in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I try to get to church as often as I can. I am reading the Book of Morman every day. I say my prayers every day. I talk to people about the church everyday.