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Hi I'm Jim

Hi! My name is Jim. I have lived most of my life in California. I am an adult convert to the Church I have ‪#‎imamormon‬.

About Me

I am a fifty-something father and grandfather. I have six children and three grandchildren. I have interests in cooking, living in wellness, digital photography, early LDS history and Book of Mormon archaeology. I worked for nearly thirty years as a Chief Financial Officer for various California cities. I have two great passions in life. Both of these passions are intertwined. These two passions are the restoration of the foundational liberties and Constitutional principles established by our Founding Fathers and inspired by God. The second passion is living my faith, and protecting my family. I am a covenant keeping Temple endowed Mormon. I am an adult convert to the Church. I passionately believe that Joseph Smith to be a Prophet of God, that, like the King James translation of the Bible, the Book of Mormon to be the word of God, and that families can be together forever through Temple ordinances and the living of eternal covenants with our spouses and our Heavenly Father. These are the great passions of my life. #SharetheGift

Why I am a Mormon

I am an adult convert to the Church. I joined the Church in 1979. I read the Book of Mormon, found, like Joseph Smith taught, it is the most correct book of any book and will lead the sincere seeker of the truth to Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lead me to a knowledge of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend Church every week. My wife and I are also active members of the Church who regularly participate in family history and Temple work. I served a mission in South America to the country of Bolivia from 1980-1982.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jim
The family is central to our Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation which is also known as the Plan of Happiness. It is in the family that we first learn about God, about prayer, and how to serve others. All of the programs of the Church are designed to help and assist parents in their efforts to raise righteous, productive, and happy families. We have weekly classes for the various age groups of our children, special activities for the youth (ages 12-18) and classes dedicated to the interests and instruction of both adult women and men. These are respectively known as Primary, Young Men's & Young Women's activities, and Relief Society (for the women) and Priesthood classes (for the men). We have been taught that no success outside of the family will ever compensate for failure in our homes. We are encouraged to read from the scriptures with our children on a daily basis, to teach our children to pray and to hold family prayer daily, and to meet with our children teaching them the doctrines and principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This setting is known as Family Home Evening as is traditionally held on Monday evenings. Show more Show less