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Hi I'm Jonathon 

I grew up in Idaho. Professional Engineer, Musician, Public Speaker, Father, Husband, Son. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy swimming with my kids, cycling and dating my wife. I love her more each day. I also like to play the piano, sing, and train for triathlons. I love the gospel and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it helps me find happiness in every day. Regardless of the challenges I face in any given day, I know that there is one who understands me completely and can understand the struggles I encounter. He gives me strength and resolve to overcome these challenges with faith and courage. He is my friend, my counselor, my advocate with the Father. I know that because of Him, my life can become something far better than I could ever imagine or create alone. It is not always easy to trust that He knows what he is doing and sometimes His correction feels painful, but when I really reflect on where I am and where I have come from, I am always grateful for the way Christ helps me daily. His sacrifice not only makes repentance and resurrection possible, but also makes my personal best efforts to do what is right good enough, even when I am imperfect. I love and appreciate Him and hope to find others who feel the same way and help them to know Him better.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I know the Book of Mormon is true. Because I know Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World. Because I know Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God. Because I know the Church is true. Because I know God loves his children.

How I live my faith

By doing my best as a Father, Engineer, and Home Teacher. Trying to be the best I can be and a good friend to those around me. Finding time to find Christ in the scriptures helps me know how I should act and guides me in my interactions with others. It is a work in progress, but also a work OF progress.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jonathon 
We believe families are eternal. This means the love we feel for our family in this life can go beyond mortaility. In other words, if we do what we need to in this life and prepare ourselves well, we will be with our loved ones forever.  Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. I know families are eternal and that they are the fundamental unit of society--if we want to fix many of the problems in this world, we best start by fixing families. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Jonathon 
President Thomas S. Monson. He has been prepared by the Lord for his whole life to be the prophet right now. He leads with love for the Lord and for all mankind. I love to hear his stories and understand more about his perspective on issues. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jonathon 
The best way to learn about anything is from the source. There are many resources available on the internet and elsewhere to help anyone who wants to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Perhaps the best way is to come to a few meetings and get to know the members. Remember that the gospel is for everyone, and Christ was the only one to live a perfect life. Be willing to see the good in those members of the Church you meet and you will find it. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Jonathon 
The world is very flat when viewed with only one eye. Our ability to perceive depth depends on having two eyes working in concert with each other. By adding other senses such as smell and hearing, we are able to experience the world in ever more real and vivid ways. In the Bible, we have a single witness of Jesus Christ, much like seeing the world with one eye. By adding the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, we now have two witnesses of Christ. Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of Christ. Both contain words of prophets and disciples of Christ. Both include accounts of His dealings with the children of men on the earth. Best of all, you don't have to take my word for it! If you will read the Book of Mormon, ponder what you read in the book and how merciful God has been to the children of men from the beginning, and then ask God, in faith, if the book is true, He will manifest the truthfulness of it to you by the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less