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Hi I'm Jim Knudsen

I've lived in British Columbia, Canada all my life. I drive Taxi for a living and enjoy family gatherings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to a wonderful woman who I love and admire. Together we raised 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys. We have been empty nesters for over 5 years now. We have been blessed with 11 grandchildren so far. I've worked for an employer for maybe a total of 3 years in my life and have been self-employed all the rest. Most of this time has been involved in driving; earlier in driver training and presently in the taxi business. I enjoy travelling. We have a daughter in Alberta and another in Arizona. We love to visit them as often as we can. I also enjoy learning new things and have had a computer ever since they were available, starting with the Vic-20. I am very interested in genealogy and starting to learn the ropes in this field. My mother loved genealogy research and gathered much information that extended our family tree back to the early 1600's. I've been a member of the LDS church all my life and on my mother's side I'm 3rd generation Mormon. My father was a Danish immigrant to Canada who was converted to the church while courting my mother. I was the 2nd youngest of 9 children and lost my father to cancer when I was 9 years old. Mother did an awesome job of providing for the family as a school teacher working in rural 1 or 2 roomed schools. There were hardly any members of the church in the small communities where I grew up and my younger brother and I were the only members in our school. My faith is due to the example and teaching of my mother.

Why I am a Mormon

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." This is what the young boy Joseph Smith read and pondered from James 1:5 in the Bible. He had a great desire to know which of all the churches was true and determined that the only way to find out for sure for himself was to ask God in prayer. In answer to his prayer he was visited by God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. He learned more about the nature of God in that one visitation than he would have gained by studying it for a lifetime. He was told that the true Church was not on the earth and that he would be instrumental in restoring it. He was told of sacred records written upon gold plates which told of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. He was to translate these records by the power of God and bring them to the world as a 2nd witness of Jesus Christ. This he did and the book is known as The Book of Mormon. The book contains a promise that he that reads it and sincerely prays to God and asks if it is true, will know by the power of the Holy Ghost that it is true. I have done this. I know that The Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it testifies of Jesus Christ to be the Savior of the world. If The Book of Mormon is true then Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and the church he established is the only true church. This is why The Book of Mormon is called the "keystone of our religion". I challenge everyone to read The Book of Mormon and pray sincerely if it is true. If you do this you will know for yourself the truth. I testify that God lives, that he knows us, that he loves us and that he is involved in the details of our lives. I testify that Jesus Christ lives, that he died to atone for our sins and that he was resurrected to draw all people to him. In his Holy name, Amen.

How I live my faith

I've had a conviction of the truth of gospel as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since my youth. This was due to the teaching and example of my mother as we lived far from the center of the church and there were only a handful of members where we lived. I was baptized when I was 8 years old and I can still remember to this day how wonderful I felt to be washed clean of all sin and become a member of the true church of Jesus Christ. After I graduated from High School and reached the age of 19, I answered a call to serve a mission for the Church in Holland and the Dutch speaking area of Northern Belgium. This experience was a major factor in setting my future as an active member of the Church. Every adult male in the Church has the opportunity and responsibility to visit the homes of members once a month to bring a spiritual message from Church leaders and to see if all is well. This has been and still is a wonderful privilege for me to get to know and help my families. At different times in the past I have been a teacher in a class and enjoyed the opportunity to study the gospel as I prepared lessons. The Holy Ghost is truly present when you prayerfully teach principles of the Gospel. I am currently serving as a councilor to the Bishop of our ward (congregation). The Bishop is responsible for all facets of management of the ward and a councilor is an assistant in this work. This is the 2nd time in my life that I've served as a councilor. I've learned to love people and I've felt the influence of the Holy Ghost so many times that I know the Church is true and I'm grateful to be part of something so wonderful.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jim Knudsen
Mormons believe that the Bible is the word of God and is Holy Scripture. It records God's dealings with the people who lived anciently in the Holy Land. Mormons also believe The Book of Mormon to be Holy Scripture giving an account of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. Show more Show less