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Hi I'm Jason Schroeder

I'm a Engineer, my Wife and I have six small children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a good home. I am a very hard worker, I love large families, and my hobby is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I did not know of Christ growing up, so the light and happiness I now have from the Gospel has led me to make it my primary focus. It has guided me to spend all my spare time playing with my little ones and doing Church service. I believe happiness comes from patterning my life after Christ, so I can live in harmony with my family. We love to serve the poor, the needy, the elderly, and anyone who is having a hard time.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was inspired to be. I did not want to be; I don't think anyone does-there are too many meetings! But I know that the Church is true, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know this because the Holy Spirit has testified they are true, and more importantly the Church, the Book of Mormon, the Prophet Joseph Smith all testify of Christ, and I have received a personal revelation that He is the Savior of the world. I never believed in the Bible on its own merit, and didn't ascribe to Christianity before my conversion, but when the Spirit confirmed it was true, I could never turn back. Now that I know it is true, I will spend every second of my life living for Christ, because one minute of His love is worth a thousand lifetimes of effort. That is why I am a Mormon; because these are Christ's people, this is His Church, and here is where He wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I used to serve as the President of a little Branch in the south, and my favorite part of my calling was to serve the youth and the widows in the area. My children and I used to visit what they call "older people" in our area, providing conversation, help when needed, and most often ginger snaps. (cookies) I love missionary work, and my greatest desire is to be the greatest missionary I can be and set an example for my children. I hope I can valiantly share the Gospel with others at any time and any place. Church for us is a way of life, and I am proud to say we have been blessed for it. The best feeling is seeing in someone's eyes that they know someone loves them because of the service our Master commissioned us to render; It is beautiful to see their sure knowledge that the Lord loves them. The second best feeling is knowing that this is my children's favorite thing too, because they see it when they come with me.

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Jason Schroeder
The Church is a place for the gathering of the Saints, and for partaking of the Sacrament. The Temple is where we prepare to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father, and where the ordinances of salvation are found in their fulness. In considering this in an analogy, you may consider people to be symbolically like fruit, families are then like the vine, and the Church represents the baskets into which they are gathered. Following this little analogy, the Temples are the jars in which the fruit is preserved. I always ask my kids "What would happen if we left gathered fruit out in the sun?" and they always say with enthusiam "it would be wasted!" I tell them that is precisely correct. The gathered fruit needs to be preserved, and that is what the Temple does for the whole human race. Through the ordinances and authority of the Temple and the priesthood, families are sealed for time and all eternity; they are preserved in family units through the atonement of Christ. The Church is where we gather to do the Lord's work, and the Temple is where we truly learn about the atonement of Christ, and the fulfillment of His work. Therefore, we are like fruit, the family is like the vine, the Church is like the basket, and the Temples are like the jars. Temples fulfill the last part of the Atonement of Christ and seal families unto eternal life through priesthood ordinances and covenants, preserving the fruit gathered through faith in Christ, by finishing and perfecting their nature and preserving their happiness. This is what the Prophet Malachi was talking about when he wrote "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children shall turn to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." (Malachi 4: 5-6) The Lord sent the prophet Elijah to the prophet Joseph Smith on 03 Apr 1836 to restore those keys pertaining to that sealing power. Show more Show less