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Hi I'm Jeff Smith

I am a Latter-day Saint. I was baptized a member of this church in March of 1989.

About Me

I am retired from the US Army and lived/served all over the world. Since my retirement, I have been a contractor for the US Army and the US Marine Corps. I have travelled all over the world for work and pleasure. My hobbies include studying medieval history (Europe and Middle East), military history (American Civil War and WW2) and traveling. I have visited many battlefields and read all the time about these subjects. My wife and I have two kids and a dog: the kids are out of the house but never out of our hearts and minds.

Why I am a Mormon

I had several contacts with the church before I joined. I was the "landlord" for the church at Fort Sill, Oklahoma -- they needed a meeting place and I had a large classroom they could use. The missionaries also used my office for discussions. Later, my sister was baptized and introduced me to the missionaries. I prayed about it and called them the next day. I was baptized two weeks later. The key to me calling the missionaries was hearing my deceased grandfather's voice telling me it was the right thing to do. Every stake, ward and branch I have been in has been friendly and welcoming.

How I live my faith

I have served the Lord at the local and regional levels. I live my faith in my family through praying and scripture study and at church through fulfilling my responsibilities to the best of my ability. Work has sometimes made it difficult to fulfil my responsibilities at church, but fortunately technology is making it easier and easier.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Jeff Smith
Nothing has ever been easier! Contact the missionaries. You can do it through this website. They will explain carefully until you understand. Some of the teachings will be new to you and some won't be, regardless of your religious background (or lack of one). The important thing is to recognize the importance of what they tell you. Show more Show less