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Hi I'm James Forest Olson

I'm a Mormon, an Artist, a Father and Great Grandfather. Much of my art reflects my love of the Gospel and my country.

About Me

If you love this country, as I do, you must have looked around and seen evidences of the fire of the love of God and freedom that built this, the greatest nation in the world, the only place to where such a strong people could have come and embraced the Restoration of the True Gospel of Jesus Christ through the instrumentality of a simple young farm boy named Joseph Smith. My first offering, then is a drawing of the Salt Lake Temple, "A testimony in Stone". If you own a print, you may copy it to use in your church callings or bulletins

Why I am a Mormon

I married a Mormon girl, who was raised in the mountains near Preston Idaho. Never have I met such and honest, hard working folks, as the small farmers her family and the folks in Mink Creek. She keeps me straight and eventually I listened to the missionaries and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Besides taking part as called or as seems helpful in the church, it is pleasing to be of service to my community and especially to my neighbors. When I see what my associates in the church do, more about me would be a boast. Just remember the good you see all around and forgive mistakes. My art is an expression the good I've seen an read in the scriptures and history.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

James Forest Olson
If we are to have the spirit of God, to be a temple of God, then we must make all effort to provide a clean mind and body. Temptations are a part of our trials, but they are there to overcome, by which we gain strength in love for our Savior and sensitive to His promptings. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

James Forest Olson
One of the greatest parts of my testimony, which has come to me by the marvelous gift of the Holy Ghost, is that my dear wife and I will be reunited after this life and be together forever, nevermore to be parted. Show more Show less