Jonathan: Spanish Teacher, SketchUp, 3D Model, Teacher, Mormon.

Hi I'm Jonathan

About Me

I am currently a college student studying to become a High School Spanish teacher. During the summer I work at a Boy Scout Camp as the Program Director. I am in charge of all the activities that occur at camp. I am married and my wife and I are currently expecting our first child. In my spare time I enjoy working with the computer program Google SketchUp to make 3D models of real-life buildings for Google Earth. I served a two year mission for the Mormon church in Honduras and now I am fluent in Spanish. I enjoy practicing my Spanish and I also translate our congregations worship services into Spanish for the few members and visitors who do not speak English.

Why I am a Mormon

I think that all people should look for the truth and do what is right. That's why I'm a Mormon. Although I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormon Church, when I got to my teenage years I wanted to know for myself that I was doing the right thing. So I looked to the only sources that I knew truly could not lie God and my heart. So I prayed and asked Him, if I was on the right path and if I was truly a member of his one and only true church and I felt in my heart that I was. Plus, whenever I follow God's commandments and found in Holy Scripture and revealed by modern prophets, I am always happy. That is why I am a Mormon.

Personal Stories

Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?

Prayer always makes me feel better. When I pray, I generally feel a slight comforting feeling, like the one a small child feels to know that his mom of dad are near and because of that, nothing will harm him. I pray before every meal so that I can show my thanks to my Father in Heaven. I also pray each morning and evening, to give thanks and to ask for protection, blessings, and guidance in my life. Regular pray keeps one in touch with his Heavenly Father and the more often you pray the more comfortable it is and the better responses you get, just like talking to a friend or loved one.

How I live my faith

I live my faith my doing service. I help out the missionaries assigned to our congregation. We visit many people and try to teach them of the love our Heavenly Father has for them and how they will be happier by choosing to follow His commandments. I also translate our church meetings from English to Spanish. Some members where I live have limited abilities in English so I translate the meeting into a language that is easier for them. I also help where ever anyone needs me at church and anywhere. Jesus taught us that we should love everyone and serve them.