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Hi I'm Jeff Garner

I am a country boy. I am a competitive shooter. I am a Missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jeff. I am a country boy that grew up hunting in the backwoods of Utah and learned how to be very proficient with any firearm. I like to compete in cowboy action shooting. I also compete in trap and skeet shooting. My plan is to become a gunsmith and have a degree in mechanical engineering and metallurgy. My dream is to work for Winchester/Browning and be on their research and development team to design new firearms. I have so many new designs in my head! I am also thinking about being a firearms instructor and personal defense instructor. I am an avid hunter and sportsman. I love to hunt with my bow as well. I killed my first deer with my bow when I was just 13 years old. My favorite animals to hunt are ducks and geese. I love sitting in a duck blind while calling them and watching them circle overhead. Being outdoors in Heavenly Father's great creation is something that brings me great joy. I have one brother and one sister. I am the youngest. My brother just got back from his mission in New Hampshire. I was just called to the California Sacramento mission. I am not fond of being in a city, but heavenly father knows what is best for me and I trust him with all my heart. All that aside, I am very grateful to know of this great and marvelous gospel. I know it to be the word of God and I cannot deny that. I have been through a lot in my life but I always have someone who understands and can rely on. For that, I am forever grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is Jesus Christ's one and only church. The way I know that it is the truth is because I have been told by the holy spirit. This is the same church that Jesus Christ established two thousand years ago. One lord, one faith, one baptism. Pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true for yourself. It is the word of God. That is why I am a missionary. I want others to know.

How I live my faith

I help out our scouting program a lot. I try to set up as many outdoor activities that I can. A lot of these boys do not get the chance to do some of the things that I have done. I have taught them outdoor and survival skills like fire building, skinning animals, gutting fish, blade sharpening, wood splitting, and many other useful outdoor skills. I have taught lessons in different areas of our church. I try to go visiting home teaching as often as I can. I have helped my neighbors move out of their homes and new neighbors into their home. I attend church as much as I am able to. I like making others smile and feel good so I try to help as much as I can. I have chosen to serve a full time mission so other people can feel the joy that I have felt throughout my life.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jeff Garner
To abstain from these things is only to help us and keep us healthy. Heavenly Father wants us all to be happy and healthy. We need to treat our body as we would a temple. It is in our best interest to follow the word of wisdom. Show more Show less