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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm a cyclist, entrepreneur, proud husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in Northern California, my family soon after relocated to the small and beautiful town of Gardnerville in Northern Nevada where I spent my summers on two wheels as a motocross racer, and winters on skis as a ski racer. When I was 20 years old I put my fast-paced lifestyle on hold for two years and served a mission for the LDS church in Santiago de Chile. During these two years I learned what really mattered in life, and that even though my love for racing was a good thing, it was no where near the top of my priority list. I learned of the love that our Heavenly Father has for ALL of His children and of the joy there is in serving them to my greatest ability. I returned from my mission in Chile to study in San Luis Obispo, CA, where I met my beautiful wife. We have since relocated to Sparks, NV to continue progress in obtaining our degrees while jump-starting our careers in the educational field (my wife) and the graphic design industry (me). These days I have left motocross by the wayside, but can be found either on my mountain bike or my road bike on any given Saturday.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 8 years old. My parents had discovered the Church previously as young single adults when their friends' good examples caused them to ask, "What has made you so happy?" The missionaries came to their doors and taught them the Gospel, after which they chose to join the Church after asking God if it was true. They met in Provo, UT and then began our family. They raised our family as active members of the Church and taught us of the importance of gaining our own testimony of truth. This upbringing helped keep me focused despite deviating from a wise youth, and when it came time for me to choose to go on a mission and tell others that this Gospel was true, I reflected upon my own personal testimony. I decided that if God made us, this earth, and all things upon it, then he could surely tell me, or inform me rather, if the "Mormon" church that I had attended all of my life was true; I had always felt that it was true, but I wanted to have a solid confirmation of its truth. After reading the Book of Mormon and the Bible and asking our Heavenly Father if they were true along with the LDS church, I never felt a shocking or bold exclamation declaring indisputable truth, but what I did feel was the same peace that I had felt when my family was all together in happiness, when I had served other people other than myself, and when I was at Church every weekend. That feeling was the third member of the Godhead comforting me and calming my uncertainty. That feeling of peace and serenity is not found in this world, but only in truth, and I know from the calmness that fills my soul that this Church is the only Church that has a fullness of Jesus Christ's Gospel, and therefore is the only Church that beholds the necessary truth to return to our Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite aspects of the "Mormon" or LDS church is that every member of the congregation has an opportunity to serve in a unique area that utilizes his or her talents. I have been an advisor to 12-13 year old boys for the past year and a half, and now as a "ward (just another word for congregation) missionary" I am going to be helping the missionaries find and teach people who need to have the peace and the answers of the Gospel in their life.