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Hi I'm Jim

I was raised in the church by wonderful parents. I have been happily married to the same girl for 40 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been around for over 60 years. I love my wife, 4 children and 17 grandchildren. I manage income property and work in the information technology industry. I enjoy fishing, shooting, flying, boating and working with my hands.

Why I am a Mormon

I have received a special spiritual witness from God that He lives and loves me and all of us. I read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover many times and as I prayed and asked God if the book was really true, I received a witness from the Holy Ghost that the book is true. I know what I felt was from God, and I will never forget it. I'm grateful to God our Father in Heaven for the gift of His Holy Son. Because I know who Jesus Christ is and what His atonement means for me, I have a sure hope that I can trust Him. I know that if I repent and keep His commandments I can depend on His grace to make me clean so I may be worthy to live with Him and His Father again.

How I live my faith

I attend church regularly. I pray often every day, read the Bible and other scriptures and strive to keep the Lord's commandments. I serve in our local ward congregation in any way I can. I have dedicated my time and talents to God and His kingdom to help build up His church because I know His church teaches us the best way to live.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jim
The Book of Mormon is a collection of many books written by ancient prophets of God just like the Bible was. The prophet named Mormon was one of the main compilers of all the books so the collection was named after him. Joseph Smith was given the gift of God to translate the ancient writings into english, but he did not author the book. He was a modern day prophet who wrote other books about the things God told him to write just like Moses did. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jim
If you sincerely want to know if God is real, I would encourage you to read the Book of Mormon and then ask God if it is true. You can get on your knees beside your bed and just ask him. The words of your prayer are not so important as your sincerity. If you ask with a sincere desire to know the truth about God and this book of scripture, He will answer your humble prayer. Our Father in Heaven will not force Himself upon you. You must sincerely want His help and His answer, and patiently seek Him. That is what worked for me. Show more Show less