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Hi I'm Glenn Jorgensen

I was born and raised in Connecticut. My mom was Catholic, My dad was Lutheran. The story of how I became a Mormon is interesting.

About Me

Let's see, who am I. I am a retired Air Force Master Sargent. A widowed father of nine. I love reading. I used to like going to the movies, but since my wife died, not so much. I guess you could say if I had a hobby, it would be my kids and grandkids. I have always loved kids and while my patience isn't what it used to be, I still love them. I believe in our country and try to be a good citizen. I always vote in elections and, in fact, work for the county elections board during elections.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't believe in coincidences. I have found throughout my life that they don't really exist. Things happen for a reason. I had a really bad experience in the fifth grade that soured me on education till long after high school. Because of that, I turned down my dad when he offered to help me with college expenses. Instead I joined the Air Force. My doing that led me to meet my wife of 46 years, led me to the Church and provided me with more than enough retirement and health benefits to meet my needs. If I had gone to college, I might still be in the Church, but I wouldn't have married my eternal bride and I wouldn't have the 9 children and 23+ grandchildren that I enjoy today. I also probably wouldn't be living in California that has the best weather in the nation. (drought excepted) I love the other members of our ward. We have all sorts in our ward. We have families with 7 or 8 kids & families with just one or none. We have babies that cry, children that play and teenagers that make me proud to know them. If someone in the ward needs help, there is always plenty of help available. Why am I a Mormon? I love being a Mormon because I have a Prophet at the head of the Church. He is a true man of God who leads us in righteousness. He and the other leaders of the Church warn us of dangers long before they endanger us. I am thinking of the advice, long ago, to have a store of food and water in case of disaster. I am thinking of the "Family Proclamation to the World" before our families came under such pressure as today. I am grateful for the Scriptures that we have, such as the Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price that help us understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The reason these new scriptures are important is that through the different translations of the bible, things have been left out, mistakes were made and doctrines removed. Our scriptures correct those mistakes.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through a number of things. I try to be the best person that I can. I can't ever come close to Jesus, but that doesn't stop me from trying. Years ago, when my kids were little, I promised that I would never lie to them. Also I told them that they could always ask me any question, at any time. I might tell them that I couldn't answer it at that time and they could ask why. I might tell them that I didn't know the answer, but I would never lie. So of course, even now, they will ask, :Dad, can I ask you a question?" I suppose they are just being polite. I just chalk it up to me not understanding kids. I try to be polite and considerate. I hold doors open for people. I make sure that I pay my tithing before I pay my other bills. I try to act as Jesus would. I am currently the Ward Mission Leader. What that means is, we have several members of our ward whose calling (job if you will) is to help the Church missionaries in their teaching or other ways that they might need. I coordinate and schedule their help. I am humbled by this calling as I question my leadership abilities, but apparently the Lord feels differently. .