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Hi I'm Jeffrey

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I have seen miracles in my life. For me, my greatest joys come from helping others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have learned impossible is not a word. I was born in Danbury, Connecticut, raised in Canada, and returned to the United States seven years ago after meeting my wife. We have been married for almost seven years. We have not been blessed with children yet, but have complete confidence in both the promises and the timetable of the Lord, which we know is different than ours. I became a member of the church thirteen years ago, and have rejoiced in every blessing which has since come into my life. In fact, every single blessing in my life today is a result of my membership in the church, which has been my anchor and my refuge during the storms of my life. Four years after becoming a member of the church, I would face the greatest trial of my life. I was diagnosed as having Stage III Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Even during the dark days that followed, I knew the Lord was always by my side, providing comfort, and the strength necessary to overcome. After a year of treatments, I received the glorious news that my cancer was in complete remission, and five years later, I was declared cured.Less than a year after the cancer was in complete remission, I met my wife, who is the greatest blessing in my life. Shortly after returning to the United States, I began working at a small bookstore, and became the store manager three years ago. I'm outdoorsy, and love genealogy, music, sports, reading, and learning. Above everything else, I love the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Shortly before my 28th birthday, I was introduced to the principles and teachings of the church by one of my new online friends, and quickly became intrigued by them. I was not necessarily looking to make any changes in my life, but Heavenly Father had other plans. Soon afterwards, I began meeting with the missionaries, and, after their first visit, I began reading the Book of Mormon they had delivered on this first visit. Before beginning, I knelt in prayer to ask Heavenly Father, as directed by Moroni 10:4, to verify the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. As I began to read from the pages of the Book of Mormon, my prayer was answered almost immediately; I felt the confirming spirit of the Lord - an incredibly powerful feeling of peace, happiness, excitement, and joy entered into my heart. Instantaneously, I knew that the Book of Mormon was true, and was indeed: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I knew, with the same certainty, that Joseph Smith was a prophet: the prophet of the restoration. I attended church for the first time the following weekend, and the spirit continued its powerful testifying of the truthfulness of the restoration of the gospel. By this time, I knew that I would become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At my next meeting with the missionaries, we discussed my spiritual experiences from the previous week, and established a date for my baptismal service. I entered the waters of baptism on September 20, 1998. I will never, ever forget the sacred experiences which prepared my heart to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today, my testimony burns brighter than ever. I know - with all of my mind, heart, and soul - that Jesus is the Christ, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His Church. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith was the prophet of the restoration, and that, Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet today. I love the gospel, and I love being a Momon!

How I live my faith

I attempt to live my faith to the very best of my ability each and every day. I endeavor to be an example of the belivers in all of my daily actions; to allow my light to shine in every word and deed. I strive to faithfully keep my baptismal promises: to bear one another's burdens, to comfort those who stand in need of comfort, to to stand as a witness of God at all times and in all places, to serve him, and to keep his commandments. I try my very best each day to become more like the Savior; to walk more perfectly in his footsteps. I believe that one of the purposes of our lives is to help others; to go about doing good. This is my goal each and every day. In the Book of Mormon, we are taught that "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). I love performing small acts of service for others; anything which can brighten someone else's day. I look for these opportunities every day, and I greatly enjoy participating in planned service projects. I am blessed to have opportunities to serve within the church; currently, my assignment involves overseeing and assisting in coordinating the missionary efforts of my congregation by working closely with the full-time missionaries, the members of the congregation, and the new converts to our faith. I love working with the missionaries, and especially with the new converts; assisting them as they strengthen their testimonies of the gospel. As well, I have the blessing of visiting some of the families in my congregation on a monthly basis, providing support to them, and assisting them with any of their needs. On a weekly basis, I serve in one of the temples of the church. As well, for each of the past three years, I have assisted in an annual weeklong camp for the young women of the church in my area between the ages of 12-18, which is the highlight of my summer. I'm not perfect, but I keep trying my best to live in perfect harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ.