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Hi I'm Jim

I grew up in Utah. My wife and I have 7 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls. They are all married and have children of their own. I enjoy fishing and camping with my family. I have worked in the manufacturing industry all my life and enjoy making things. I am just about to retire and look forward to serving others since I will have more time on my hands, I love to work in my garden growing fruits and vegetables. It gives me a sense of accomplishment to plant seeds, tend the plants and them harvest the produce. Be sides that the produce tastes good.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I was raised by good parents that taught me right from wrong and how to find answers to gospel questions. When I was young I had questions about the church and even visited other churches to find out for myself which church was right for me. After thought, study and prayer I came to know that Jesus Is the Christ and that there are living Prophets on the earth today to help us return to our Father In Heaven. Probably the most important part of the Gospel to me is the knowledge that God has a plan for me. I know that I lived as a spirit before I came to this earth and that I have an opportunity because of Jesus Christ to live again after I die. This is called the plan of salvation. I came to this earth to gain a body and to learn to keep the commandments. I know that Heavenly Father is the author of this plan and that he loves me and only wants what is best for me. I have read the Book Of Mormon several times and have prayed about it. I testify that the promise mentioned in Moroni 10: 3-5 works. I know that the Book of Mormon is true because the Holy Ghost has testified to me that it is true and from God. I know that it was translated by Joseph Smith the prophet by the gift and power of God. I also know that there are living prophets on the earth today and that Thomas S. Monson is God's mouth piece on the earth today. This knowledge gives we hope for the future and helps me to do what Jesus would have me do. It also helps me to live and have joy in this troubled world.

How I live my faith

I have always tried to practice my religion. As a you I was active in youth activities and enjoyed working on the church farm hoeing beets or picking beans or helping around the church house. I have believed from my you that Jesus is the Christ because of the examples of my parents and others. I have served in many callings within the church. I really enjoy the time that I served as Cub Master in my Ward. It gave me an opportunity to help the young boys and have fun in the process. I really enjoy doing things for others. We work to clean up yards, fix houses and help people with their needs. I always feel good when I help others and know that that is what Heavenly Father wants me to do. I teach Sunday School now. I enjoy teaching and the time it takes to prepare for the lesson. I learn so much when I prepare because Heavenly Father helps me to find answers to questions that I have.