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Hi I'm Jeff

I served a mission in Italy, married my high-school sweetheart, we raised our family in CA, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to my high school sweetheart (we have been married 36 years this year). I currently practice pharmacy at a chain pharmacy, and I am father of five children, a grandfather of 6 (almost 7), and my focus is spending time with our growing family and being involved as a loving parent and grandparent. I currently am involved with the scouting program in our local church. As the Troop Committee Chair, I have the opportunity of assisting our young men advance along the trail to Eagle. My hobbies include gardening, bicycle riding with my wife, wake boarding, snowboarding in the winter and spending time in the beautiful mountains that surround us. Genealogy and researching our family roots has become a recent passion of mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while I was attending Brigham Young University. It was there that I read the Book of Mormon for the first time while taking a religion class. I prayed about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and received a strong impression from the Holy Ghost that the Church is true, that the Book of Mormon is a second witness of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. I learned that the kingdom of God had been restored to the Earth by a living prophet and that we have a living prophet and 12 apostles again today. Because of the strong spiritual witness that I had received, I wanted to share what I had come to know by accepting a call to serve a full-time mission as a young 19 year old. I was called to serve in the Italy Padova Mission and there watched many come into the Church. I had the privilege of studying the Gospel for two years while on my mission. I understood that true happiness comes from living a gospel centered life and being obedient to the commandments of a loving Heavenly Father. I came to understand that the commandments are actually protections that help us avoid the pitfalls and disappointments of life. As we live a Christ centered life, we are blessed spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and temporally. I grew up in a home where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was not present. My wife's family actually were practicing Mormons, and I always felt the "Spirit" while in their home. The love that they showed one another, the way they treated each other and the genuine happiness that was in that home was something that I wanted in my home. My wife and I have tried to emulate the example set for us by her parents and we can truly say that living "after the manner of happiness" has brought peace, joy and happiness to our home as well.

How I live my faith

The Savior taught, "If ye love me, keep my commandments". I married my high school sweetheart after returning from a full-time, two year mission to Italy. We started having our family while I was still pursuing my college education and we served in our local church congregation in every location that we lived. I have had the privilege of serving our sons and the youth of the Church as a Scoutmaster for many years. I have served as a Sunday School Teacher where we discuss the life and teachings of the Savior, Jesus Christ. As we study the Bible and the Book of Mormon, we learn what the Savior has taught and the promises that he makes to those who remember Him and stive to serve Him and keep His commandments. We then have the opportunity to practice the gospel by living the doctrines of Christ that we discuss and learn in Church. My whole focus is to learn to become more "Christ-like" in my actions towards my family, to members of my church, and to everyone that I meet. I have learned that when I am in the service of my fellow-man, I am only in the service of my God.