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Hi I'm Jerry

I grew up in South Dakota and currently live in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in South Dakota and spent much of my summers growing up helping family members on their farms. I currently manage an Accounts Payable department for a large university. I am married and we have six children. I am involved in raising my children and updating our home. Four of our children are married and we have thirteen grandchildren spread out all over the country. I have an interest in emergency preparedness and that has gotten me into ham radio.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a household where my mother was Mormon and my step-dad was Catholic. We were raised as Mormons and I was attracted to their standards and ideas. That is what how I began but it was not enough to keep me active. I had to know for myself, without anyone else involved, that the Church was truly God's. So I read the Book of Mormon soberly and put the promise at the end to the test; I prayed earnestly to know if it was true and my prayers were answered by the Holy Ghost. That testimony has served me well and though I am far from perfect, has guided me in all I do. I remain active in the gospel and done my best to see my family has the same experience.

How I live my faith

I have been active in my faith all of my life. I served a full-time mission when I was twenty years old in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was married in an LDS temple to a beautiful woman and she blesses my life each day. I have spent much of my church service working with the youth (teenagers). I have been a boy scout leader and helped my four boys attain their eagle rank. I have led a congregation as their lay-bishop for about six years. I have taught adults, youth, and am currently teaching primary, which is like Sunday school for children. I enjoy visiting with my neighbors and discussing our common faith and ideals.