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Hi I'm Jeremy Holm

I'm a bobsled pilot, author, motivational speaker, graphic and web designer and disciple of Jesus Christ

About Me

Growing up in the fast-paced worlds of the winter sport of bobsled and also drag racing, my faith in Jesus Christ has been a constant reminder of what matters most. Standing out there on the racing line or the cold ice, the Spirit has been a constant companion that has helped warm my heart and mind. I have been piloting bobsleds since 1997, but I have also graduated from college, served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, written a few books, coached some of the first Paralympic bobsled athletes in the world and much more. I grew up in the Church and am eternally grateful for the blessings that have come into my life through the knowledge and authority found therein.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but that doesn't mean that I have never experienced trials of my faith or conversion itself. As a child and youth, yes, I accepted much of the doctrine at face value, but as I grew older and served as a full-time missionary for the Church I had to gain a testimony of my own. I am Mormon because I know that the Church is true. I know that Jesus is the Christ, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Church is led today by living prophets and apostles who act under the Lord's direction. I have experienced far too many blessings and miracles, many through the sport of bobsled, that have cemented my faith. I have felt the power of God in my life and I know that this is the restored church of Jesus Christ upon the earth. A lot of people feel like Mormons are out of touch with society, because our views and standards are outdated. But as an athlete I appreciate and understand why God doesn't change his laws or the "rules" he has set forth for life. If it is wrong in his eyes it won't matter how right something is in society's eyes. Mankind will always justify "cheating" the commandments of God, but that doesn't mean we are ever going to win eternal gold or glory. The fact that the standards of the Church do not move with popular opinion is just another indicator to me that the Lord is in charge. He is our Coach and I know that the more I listen to him the more happy, blessed and at peace I will feel.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest ways to live our faith is simply by living it. That means obeying the Lord's commandments as the "rules of the game" of life. For me I strive to follow Christ through serving my fellow man. My fellow athletes and I are often found donating our time and talents to charity organizations to help make a difference in the world. As an athlete you grow accustomed to having your live examined by others so I always try to make sure that those who look at me will see the light of Christ which has led to some memorable missionary experiences. Very often people want to know why I do not drink, smoke, do drugs or participate in other damaging behavior and it fun to explain that it is because I believe God has asked us to avoid such things. A big part of sport is good sportsmanship and respect for the other players and those are attributes that I try to apply to those around me. No matter what our religious beliefs or differences, we are all children of God and we can honor and respect each other as such.