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Hi I'm James Kellmer

I grew up mostly in Utah and enjoy learning anything I can. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play chess and my tuba. I was in yearbook for several years at my local high school. I like all kinds of sports and enjoy playing new ones. I was a High Honors student at my local high school and have worked several jobs, including management. I am currently a Freshman at Utah State University, but have put my educational plans on hold and am now called to serve as a Missionary of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the sense that I was proselyted by missionaries and later baptized. That was my father. He is the first generation member in his family, and has served as an inspiration to me in finding light and truth. I choose to be a member of this Church because of the joy and peace it brings to me. I know that I can make mistakes and through the Atonement of Jesus Christ himself be made whole. I do not know what I would do without His Gospel in my life. I know that as we draw closer to the Lord through regular prayer and scripture study that we will be edified in him and our knowledge and understanding of the Gospel and life on Earth with be increased. I know that as we serve others we are blessed and that the blessing we receive are not only realized in this Earthly life but also in the world to come. I testify that we have a loving Heavenly Father who authorized the Creation of the Earth in order to give us opportunity to grow and develop to become more like him and his Beloved Son, Christ. I know that as we go through hard times that the Lord will always be there for us when we need him and will never desert us. I testify of the truth of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings throughout my short life so far. I have been a secretary for my youth group. Later, I was called to be a hometeacher with my father, and later transferred to another brother's companion when my younger brother was able to hometeach. I served on the Stake Youth Committee, a group of youth and adults who plan activities for the youth of the stake area and discuss possible ways to reactivate youth we know in the church. I called later that year, after being released from that calling, to the First Couselor in the Stake Zion's Camp Presidency, a group of young men ages 16+ and adults who planned a youth camp known as Zion's Camp as a spiritual and physical week of challenges for young men ages 14+. When I traveled up to Logan for college at Utah State University, I was called as the Assistant Ward Mission Leader in my Young Single Adult Ward. There I served as a contact for the missionaries on campus to find potential investigators and to bring others that I knew to an understanding of the Church and what I believe, as well as attending weekly meetings with the missionaries discussing how progress was coming along with investigators we and they had.