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Hi I'm Jon

I'm a Mormon. I love this sacred world. I believe in all that is good. I love being a Missionary. I and my wife served twice.

About Me

I'm very happy to share my experiences in "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I'm a convert to the church. I was not a member of any faith before that. My life has been interwoven with the church ever since I was baptized in 1965. My wife and I have been home from a mission at Willies Sixth Crossing, Wyoming. My faith in my Savior has been magnified every since. I love the fact that our faith has given me purpose in life and goals that I can strive to succeed in. It provides me with faith, hope and a love for people which I never had before. It gives me the knowledge that I am here for a special reason that I am here to learn obediance and that I can return to my Heavenly Father one day to be with my family for all eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a retired commercial photographer. I worked at that vocation for twenty-five years. Later I ran a framing gallery and enjoyed custom framing and matting. I'm also a muscian and have played the Accordian for some sixty-three years. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my Heavenly Father has blessed me with the talents that I have. I am a Mormon because my faith allows me to pursue the arts. I know that it pleases my Heavenly Father that I take my life seriously and I love the Gospel. I am also a Missionary serving in the St. George, Ut. area. We will be released in a few months and I will pursue another mission here at home. I love my wife and family and I know that if I can keep my covenants with Heavenly Father, I can be with my family thru all eternity.

How I live my faith

My wife and I study the scriptures each morning after morning prayer. I am involved in teaching a group once a month out of our lesson manual. I have directed the music in the past. My wife and I served a full time mission in Wyoming. We lead the youth on handcart treks. We told the Willies story on a regular basis in the visitors center at the Willies sixth crossing. We were also camp hosts at Rock Creek Hollow where thirteen members of the Church were buried after crossing the plains with hand-carts because of a early winter storm. I'm also active in member location services and geneology.

What is faith?

Jon
Faith is a gift from God. Only by being obedient and striving to do what is right, regardless of what the world and Satan says can we obtain that gift. If our Heavenly Father can see that we are sincere and striving to learn the truth, He will bless us with faith which will make us stronger in our convictions and help us to move forward toward that joy the awaits each of us as we grow in that faith and knowledge that Jesus is the Christ. That he lives. That he directs His Church today, just as he did so long ago when he was here in mortality. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jon
We believe the church should be organized just as our Savior Jesus Christ organized His Church while He was here in mortality. One of His requirments was to be baptized by immersion in water, by one having authority, just as He was baptized by John the Baptist. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jon
Peter, of the New Testiment was commanded by Jesus to "feed my sheep". He was referring to the people of the earth at that time. Today, that request holds true for us as well. Our members go forth to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the countries of the world. They go to find those who are looking for the truth, that they may have the chance to progress and walk along that path to salvation. Show more Show less