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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm an attorney who loves books, skateboarding, and playing with my kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of four. My hobbies include reading good books, skateboarding, and playing with my kids. The Book of Mormon is full of stories of evil lawyers, so when I told my father I was going to study law, he gave me a hard time. However, being an attorney provides me with many opportunities to serve the people in my community, and I get to do something new every day.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me the principles of the Mormon religion as a young boy, and I grew up hearing stories from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. However, I was about fourteen and getting ready to go into high school when I had several spiritual experiences that formed the foundation of my own personal belief that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that the Book of Mormon was a true witness of Jesus Christ. As I got into high school, I found out that being Mormon was a way to stand out from the crowd. When kids would ask me why I didn't drink alcohol or smoke, I would say that it was against my religion, and that would begin a conversation. The decisions I made to keep the commandments and principles I learned at church made me happy and kept me from developing dangerous habits that could have affected my future. Continuing to be an active member of the Mormon religion gives me an opportunity to give back to a church and members who helped me growing up. I have had the opportunity to go preach the gospel in Brazil and serve the people there. I have worked with youth programs and seen the way this church blesses young men and women; it gives them strength, builds their self esteem, and teaches them the joy that comes from serving others. In my own home, the Mormon church provides guidance and strength for my marriage. As a father of four, I try, like my father did, to take the time to teach my children the principles that brought me so much happiness growing up.

How I live my faith

I currently serve my ward, or local congregation, by working as a clerk. I help with the ward's finances and help keep track of the local files and records. I love being the ward clerk because I get to spend a lot of time with the Bishop and other leaders of the ward. I get to see first-hand how much they care about each member of our congregation, and I see how much time they spend serving others. Their devotion and Christ-like service is an example to me, and a witness of their measure of their faith.