Hi I'm J.A. Johnson
I'm a Cook, I'm a Son, I'm a Missionary, I'm a Mormon.
My passion is food and family. I strongly believe that family is central to God's plan for us, and what better time to get together than around a table covered in delicious food where you can talk about anything from days gone by to the latest session of General Conference? Meal time is family time, family time is God's plan.
How to explain why I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... I have done the same things the Church's missionary force asks everyone they teach to do, that is read and pray. Now if you read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ just because it might be an interesting book you probably won't get the answer that it's true. I have Read and prayed and the Spirit of the Lord has testified to me that it is true, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, the Church, The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But other than that how can I say? Well, the Spirit of the Lord is hard to describe or give proof of. Feeling the Spirit testify to you is like... salt. You have tasted salt and I haven't, how would you describe it to me? You can't say it's salty, how would you descibe it? That's kinda what describing the Spirit testifying to you is like, it has testified to me the truthfulness of The "Mormon" church but I can't begin to describe it. I am a "Mormon" because I know that this Church is true as surely as I can know. Jesus the Christ is our Lord and Savior. He Atoned for our Sins when He died for us and then rose on the third day. When the Church which He established on the earth was corrupted He removed His authority, and then in the 1800'2 He reestablished it through a farm boy named Joseph Smith Jr. who He called as a Prophet in these days.
Oh the ways I live my faith. the most basic way that I live my faith is through my words, actions, thoughts, and deeds. I accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be true, including those latter-day revelations that have come to us in our time. I choose to involve myself in the restaurant industry, particularly the cooking aspect. If you are familiar with the career you know that many of those that work it find their way to drugs and alcohol. When I work those I work with see that I do not live like that, I do not drink or use drugs. It is in ways like this that I live my faith, following the commandments of the Lord as revealed to His Chosen Prophet.