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Hi I'm Jack

I'm a husband, father, lab manager, farrier, gardener, deer hunter, who loves riding horses with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was blessed to grow up on a small farm where I learned to take care of those dependent on me before I took care of myself. I've been further blessed (with my GREAT wife) to be able to raise my family (6 kids) on a small farm which I believe is a good way to help children learn responsibility and the law of the harvest. I love horses and I love going on trail rides with my family. I've trained horses and been a full-time farrier. I love deer hunting and because of that many of my children love venison. My boys and I love making Maple Syrup in late winter. My family grows a garden each year and I particularly love the Sweet Corn, Strawberries, and Raspberries we grow. I love being outdoors enjoying God's glorious creation.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up in the Church and grew to have a desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others so I served a two-year unpaid full-time gospel teaching as a young adult. This helped my belief in Jesus Christ to grow. I am so very grateful to the Savior, Jesus Christ for His perfect example and also for His Atoning Sacrifice. I am so grateful for the grace He has extended to pay in advance for my shortcomings. I actively strive to learn and do His will.

How I live my faith

Everything I do is centered around my belief in Jesus Christ and my desire to do what He would have me do. I've studied scriptures daily for over three decades in my effort to learn more of Christ so I can follow His example to the best of my ability. Along with my youngest son I visit three elderly widows each month - we do an array of service for them like shoveling snow, pruning trees, sharpening tools, and sometimes teaching them how to use a snow-blower, etc.. I work with the youth as a Scoutmaster - helping them to learn out in God's glorious creation how to be good honorable men.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Jack
Each of our children who have served or are serving a mission has paid half of the money from their own personal savings (prior to serving their mission) after which we (parents) match their funds so the full cost is paid. It takes a serious commitment for a young person to invest thousands of dollars of their own money plus many months of their young adult lives to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with strangers. We are very grateful and feel blessed of the Lord to be able to match their funds as they serve the Lord as missionaries. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jack
Families comprised of loving parents committed to rearing up a righteous generation unto the Lord provide us the means to grow and learn many important things in life. They help us learn to walk, talk, run, feed ourselves, and pray. In our families we also learn to serve each other, to look out for the needs of others, to forgive and be forgiven, and many other things. Families are the fundamental unit of society because intact functioning families are the BEST way to develop good human beings that understand they are children of God - part of His family - desirous of living so they can be a family forever through the grace and merits of Jesus Christ. No family here on Earth is flawlessly perfect but we can all work to strengthen our families so they shine forth brighter and brighter the Light of Christ to a world that needs to see that Light. Show more Show less