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Hi I'm Jayme Wheeler

I love Japanese, band shirts & Jen. I'm from Tasmania, Australia, serving as a missionary in Okinawa, Japan & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small city, I love music and entertainment media and I believe that any time spent with family & friends is time not wasted. I'm 20 years old and love everything Japanese, love my family, love my friends, love my girlfriend and most of all love the Gospel - Christ's teachings. Pretty ordinary life with a pretty extraordinary change of heart.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members of the Church before I was born, but like many members in the Church, they understood the importance of a personal testimony, that is to say, they knew that it wouldn't benefit me unless I came to know for myself that the Church and its teachings were true, and unless I wanted to live a Christ-centered life myself. When I was young I read the Book of Mormon and prayed. I distinctly remember feeling peace and comfort, and feeling as that God answered my prayers. As I continued growing up in the Church I came to recognize that feeling as the Holy Ghost. It was also obvious when I wasn't doing the right thing that the Holy Ghost wasn't with me at those times. It has always felt like black and white. But even now, when I read the scriptures, pray, go to Church, hear the words of modern Prophets & Apostles, give service, show charity, etc, I feel the Holy Ghost in my heart - I feel the same warmth and peace I felt all those years ago. This has strengthened my testimony little by little. Seeing the impact the Church program, Christ's teachings, the words of our Apostles and Prophets have had on my life, too, have helped me to realize I am who I am because of it all. I am a Mormon because I know in my heart that these things are true. I have received countless witnesses from the Holy Ghost that they are true, and I have seen the fruits of the Church in my life (Matthew 7:20).

How I live my faith

At the moment I am serving as a missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission, and we spent most of our time talking to people on the street or at their front doors, helping them see how Christ can help them in their lives. Before I was a missionary I would attend Church, early morning Seminary, and as many Church activities as I could because I love the spiritual and emotional strength the Gospel brings! Reading the scriptures gave me the strength and desire to go out and act on the teachings I learn every day, and it's constantly changing me to be a better me.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jayme Wheeler
Just as a Father teaches his child to stay away from playing out on the busy street late at night, God, our Heavenly Father, has given us instructions to keep us safe & to help us live happy lives. One of which is called the Word of Wisdom which was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1833. Living the Word of Wisdom brings many physical blessings, living it shows God the love we have for Him, it helps us to feel the Holy Spirit, it keeps us free from addiction and the tragedies that come from substance abuse, but it requires us to give up some things that might be hard. Living the Word of Wisdom includes eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and avoiding the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea & illegal drugs, but it gives us a bold opportunity to say we love God and value his instructions more than a cigarette, or a cup of coffee, and so on. Show more Show less