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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a father of six, a husband, a gamer, a geek and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 6, my oldest is 16, my youngest 5. I have 5 girls and 1 boy-he's in the middle. I have been married since 1996 to a wonderful woman that is way better than what I deserve. I have been in the IT field in one way or another since 94. We moved back from the east coast after spending 8 years there, and have moved into a home where our children have built up friends of all walks of life. I enjoy playing video games, reading and recently gotten into web programming. We are an active family in the Church. I have served in several callings in my time since returning to activity. I have served as the second councilor in the Sunday school presidency, as the cub scout chair, elder's quorum secretary, elders quorum teacher, nursery leader (with my wife), a teacher to a few different age groups, as well as first councilor to in the young men's presidency. We have found joy and happiness in the gospel of Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in the Church, I wasn't always active. Much like everyone, we all have our struggles. Through our choices we can either become better, or worse. I had my struggles and challenges and trials. And I failed and I had victories. And then I got married. And then I became a father. And it was that point in time, when challenges and trials and insecurities lost out. I knew that when I held that little darling angel sent from God to me, that I needed to become better - not simply for me, but for my family. Through God's plan and the atonement of His Son, I can become better, not just for myself, but for those I care for and love.

How I live my faith

Since coming becoming active in the Church once more, I have noticed that the challenges have become more difficult, they didn't go away. Temptations are always abound. But, I have felt the Lord's love in my life. I know that I have been blessed repeatedly. To date, I have served in many callings in different wards, but all of them I have been a teacher in some shape or form or another. And I love to teach the Gospel. I have taught it to many: little children, teenagers, adults, and converts.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jason
The Book of Mormon is actually a series of journals from ancient prophets who lived in South America. The journals were then edited together by last prophet to live during that time named Mormon. As the Nephite nation was coming to an end, instructed his son Moroni to take the plates they wrote on golden plates to preserve the journals. Moroni was guided by God to a place to hide the plates until they would be needed and used once more. They wouldn't be found again until the Lord directed Joseph Smith to thier location eventually leading to their translation. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jason
In 1820 a young man of no more than 14 years of age read a verse of scripture from the Bible that stirred in his heart a small ember which would grow into a flame he could not, or would not, contain. James 1:5 read as “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” How many times in our own lives have we known nothing? Joseph Smith wanted to know which church to join – What simpler a prayer could that be? What greater knowledge is there, then to ask God what church teaches the Gospels of Christ completely? As he prayed, he received more than just a simple “don’t.” He was informed to join none of them. Not by a feeling or a sign. But by a vision: A revelation of God the Father and His Son appeared to Joseph, calling him by name. God instructed Joseph to listen to Christ. The years following that event, the Prophet would be instructed by the Lord and his servants to restore the gospel in its fullness and its authority through the priesthood. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jason
As stated in our 8th article of faith: "We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." We study from it, we teach from it and we learn from it - just as much as we do from the Book of Mormon. We believe that to have a full understanding of Christ, His mission and His gospel, the Bible must be apart of any study. Show more Show less