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Hi I'm Jeff

I grew up in Utah. I'm an engineer. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).

About Me

I'm married with four children. I've been a working professional for ten years and am in the middle of a career transition. I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I enjoy strategy games and puzzles as well as sketching. I also enjoy soccer any chance I get.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been blessed to be a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for several generations. I grew up in a home where gospel principles were taught and lived. As the youngest member of the family, I had lots of opportunities to learn from my older siblings. I rarely got in trouble and was always considered "the good child". As I made mistakes in my life (as we all do), I didn't want to tarnish that image, so I chose to hide my mistakes. Outwardly, I was an active member of the church, but over time I noticed that I did not feel the spirit or have that conviction I saw in others. Finally as I neared 30-years-old, I decided that I didn't want to live like this any more. I began the repentance process. I started with those that I had frequent contact with. I admitted what I'd done wrong and began to make amends as best I could. It was hard at first, but I'm already noticing a change in my life. I feel the spirit more often. It doesn't matter how you were raised. Each person must make their own decision to come completely to Christ, without reservation. I'm not there yet, but I'm on the right path again and really enjoying it.

How I live my faith

As a child my father taught me never to refuse an assignment by a church leader. He told me that even if I didn't think that I could do it, my Heavenly Father would make anything possible. I've tried to follow that council. I've had opportunities to serve with the children, youth, and adults. I find that I really enjoy serving where I can teach. I've always enjoyed studying the gospel. I love sharing what I learn. Most of all, I love the questions that others bring up. The best learning comes when you really want to know the answer, so it's much more productive for me to study with a specific purpose in mind, rather than just reading in general.