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Hi I'm Jim Jett

I am a husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, neighbor - and follow the teachings of Christ w/ all my heart.

About Me

I completed my BA in Music Theory June of 1968 completed MA in Music Theory & Composition in 1973, both at Brigham Young University. Taught all types of music classes at multiple community colleges in the San Francisco/San Jose area from 1974-1977. [had full time work, but only part time money!] Met LeeAnn at an LDS Institute near a college where I was teaching and we both were young adults [though she was born 10 years after me!] We married in 1975 in the LDS Oakland Temple. Our children were all born in the South Bay Area. I changed professions to programming in 1977 when we realized [thanks to my wife] that we couldn't support a family on $6K per year. Moved to Atlanta in 1989, and raised the family there. Many wonderful friends, church members, and people there - who we dearly miss, after moving to Lehi, UT in 2010. Seems like I have always been involved in church choirs, both singing and directing, with some arranging. When not with family or at work, I have had many service opportunities in our church where we have no paid positions, and also a number of years as either an, assistant scoutmaster or scoutmaster in BSA. I have also enjoyed serving in 3 different LDS Temples from 1994-2012: Atlanta, GA - Birmingham, AL - now American Fork UT. I have enjoyed multiple years of amateur radio service, almost all of that in GA. My call sign is KC6ETU. For exercise I still enjoy playing racquetball 3 times, a week which I have done for over 30 years now.

Why I am a Mormon

I was never what could be called a 'religious' person, but was raised in the basic principles of what is taught in the Boy Scout oath and law. I practiced them, and found them true and correct principles of life. In my junior year of college at UC Berkeley [1966], I was befriended by some non-LDS Christian college youth. They taught me the principle that Christ could help make more of my life than I could by myself. I felt the truth of this from Revelations 3:20 - and felt to turn my life over to Christ. Within weeks of when I began to let Christ direct my life, I was led and guided to the Brigham Young University, where I later transferred to complete my college education. I saw the church teachings actively affecting the lives of the people on that campus, attended services with them, and came to know by witness of the Holy Ghost that I was attending THE Church of Jesus Christ - and that I needed to be baptized. I can say with complete certainty of heart and soul, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has truly taught me how to follow our Savior and Redeemer - back into the presence of our Father in Heaven - through His atonement and the power of His grace - and our obedience to the laws and ordinances of His Gospel. I invite each and all to fully come unto Christ, even as I have done.

How I live my faith

Here is how I try to put my faith into action: I put God first in all things, and love all my neighbors as myself. I show my neighborly love through my service to them, however I can. I am working to develop the attributes of true charity, so as to be filled with and possessed of charity. I work to think, speak, and act as a disciple of Jesus Christ, such that anyone observing my good works might feel constrained to glorify our Father in Heaven. I am laboring to develop and share my talents to bless others and live a joyful life.