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Hi I'm Jim Hamilton

I am a respiratory therapist (and a carpenter by hobby) and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of 4 adult children, two of which are married. We have 3 grandchildren and one on the way. I grew up in Sacramento California graduating from Hiram Johnson High School. Following high school I attended Sacramento City College for a year then left on a 2 year mission for the LDS church. My mission was in upper-state New York. Following my mission I attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 1975 with a degree in Zoology. I went to work for Intermountain Healthcare in 1978 working as a respiratory therapist. I recently retired from Intermountain and am planning on serving another full time mission for my church, this time with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised as a Mormon I wanted a personal testimony as to the truthfulness of the church. Subsequently I read and studied the Book of Mormon. I have received a confirmation of the truthfulness of Book of Mormon from my Father in Heaven. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and know that His church has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that the church continues to be led by a Prophet of God.

How I live my faith

I have served in many callings including Scouting, Elders Quorum, Home Teaching, a counselor in a Bishopric and as a Ward Clerk.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Jim Hamilton
Ideally, after exercising agency and choosing right, we will be sealed to our spouse and our children sealed to us so that we might be together for not only time but all eternity. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Jim Hamilton
The atonement of Christ not only pays for our sins it offers us the means to be exalted in such a way as to be able to be worthy to live with our Savior and Father in Heaven. Show more Show less