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Hi I'm Jay Marshall

I am pleased to be married with two sets of twins, I live a normal busy life and I am a Mormon.

About Me

When I left school, I joined the British Army and had the wonderful opportunity to serve in England, Germany, Canada and Northern Ireland. Having served under the RAPC and AGC cap badges and served with the Royal Artillery and the Irish Guards. On leaving the forces I joined the Prison Service and have served in many establishments around the country. I have become involved again in the Forces, but this time in Air Training Corps, the youth organisation of the Royal Air Force, with my two sons. I am a father of two sets of twins, only 1 year 6 days apart. My whole life is about my family. Along with my wonderful wife we foster children, predominately babies. This is the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life. I have a massive interest in sport, predominately watching. I love to cook and try new recipes. I am strong believer in the youth and that they should have opportunites and should be suported through their most difficult teenage years.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents joined the church in the 1960's and my family have been members since. I grew up in the church but as a teenager I struggled and my life changed and although deep down I knew the gospel of Jesus Christ was true, I found myself searching for things not in harmony to the gospel teachings. Although this for some may be a difficult time, it gave me the opportunity to find my wife. We got married and after 3 years we had our first set of twins. A year later another set of twins arrived. It was after being a young father of four very young children that my gospel teachings began to return to my mind. I knew that their was a purpose to being here on the earth. I knew that there was something more about just the life here and that I had a father in heaven and a saviour Jesus Christ that would support me through hard times. My testimony of the gospel is very simple, I know that I have a family that has been sealed together for all time and eternity. That we can be together forever. Although some of my family members have passed away, I know that I will see them again. With out this firm knowledge, I would not be able to cope with their loss. Many people believe that because I am a mormon that I can not do things, but that is so far from the truth. By being a Mormon it allows me to be free, to be free to choose, to be able to have the ultimate knowledge of who I am and why I am here.

How I live my faith

I am very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have had many different responsibilities over the years, however my most favourite is working with the Youth aged 12 to 18 year olds. Teaching and supporting them. Giving them the facts about life, sharing my own experiences and supporting them as they make their own choices. I try to practise what I teach and not to judge people, allowing people to make their own choices in life.