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Hi I'm Jed

I am a husband and father. I am a Buyer for the LDS Church Print Division. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for almost 16 years. My wife and I have 5 children. I graduated from BYU where I studied French and Business. I chose to study French because I served an LDS mission in France and loved the language, history and culture. My main interests are my family and my faith. I also read a lot, mostly science fiction/fantasy. I moved around a lot while younger. I've lived several places in Utah, Mexico, Washington state, Northern Idaho, and France. I work as a Buyer for the LDS Church Print Division. I participated in community emergency response training, but haven't done much with it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home. In fact, I have ancestors that knew Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the Church in the 1800's. Growing up, I have always believed in the things my parents taught me. When I was 14 or 15, I started to want to know for myself that the Church was right for me. I wanted a spiritual confirmation that what I believed was truth. I studied my scriptures, fasted and prayed. Many times, if fact, because I didn't feel like I was getting an answer. Then one night as I was praying about it again, I had a feeling of peace and warmth in my heart that spread to my whole body and I seemed to feel a voice tell me that I knew these things were true and to stop doubting myself. The teachings of the Church help me and my family find peace and meaning in an increasingly challenging world. Also, the teaching that my family can be together as a family unit forever, with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, is very important to me.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving as Elder's Quorum President. This means I supervise a group of men, ages 18-50+ who hold the office of Elder in the Church. My counselors and I make sure a lesson is taught each Sunday for this group and that it conforms to the Church curriculum. We supervise home teaching, which is a program used by the Church to try to meet the needs of people in the community. It is intended mainly for the members and their families, but we try to be aware of the needs of everyone in our area. Each elder is assigned to a companionship and each companionship is given responsibility to visit 3-4 families each month. They find our how the family is doing in general and if the family needs any help or has any concerns. They also try to leave a spiritual message and blessing on the home before they leave. Also as a presidency, we try to plan service projects, and recreational activities for the elders and/or their families. As part of our service, we also tend to become the moving crew. If anyone is moving into or out of our area, we try to help as much as we can. We also help with cleaning our chapel and building security.