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Hi I'm Johndavid, I go by Jay

I'm a father, husband, and engineer. I'm happy and I love Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Virginia. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I enjoyed wrestling and football in high school. I served a two year mission in Argentina and continue to study Spanish. I'm married with 4 sons. I earned a BSE in Materials Science Engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in technology management. I build integrated circuits (computer chips) for a living. I enjoy volunteering in our local BSA Troop and working with the youth. I also LOVE doing family history.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church from infancy. My parents converted to the church as teenagers on opposite sides of the country. I always believed in God and Jesus Christ, however, I didn't know if I believed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to be Christ's restored Church until I was about 17 years old. When I was 15 my older brother died in a car accident. We were really close, we did everything together. He was only 14 months older than me and besides being brothers we were best friends. I started to ask my parents and myself a lot of questions after he passed away. I began searching for answers for the next few years. Growing up in Virginia, I had many friends of other faiths (Jewish, Pentacostal, Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, etc). Right before my 17th birthday a friend invited me to her church. The next month another friend invited me to her church and then a buddy of mine invited me to his church a few months after that. My father said it was great for me to attend other churchs and find out what they believed, but he also challenged me to read the Book of Mormon. I began to read the Book of Mormon each night and pray to ask if it was true. When I was about 3/4's of the way through I came to a part where Jesus is blessing the little children and I felt an incredible feeling of peace and comfort and assurity that the Book of Mormon is a true book and it truly does testify of Jesus Christ's divine mission and love. Since then I have felt that feeling many more times, which has strengthened my conviction that this is the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by serving others and developing Christlike attributes that I don't currently have. The people I try to serve the most are my wife and children. The Savior taught that as we serve others we develop love for them. My family is the most important thing to me. I'm currently working on having more patience, speaking kind words, and developing humility as I work with my sons. I also give back to the community by serving many hours in Boy Scouts as a scout leader and merit badge counselor, working at food banks and participating in food drives at work, and teaching young men to develop qualities and attributes that will help them be responsible husbands and fathers. I also enjoy doing family history and helping others do their family history. Recently I have been helping individuals in the south eastern U.S. and Vancouver BC with their family history work.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Johndavid, I go by Jay
Good question. I guess it varies a little depending on the individual. However, in general, it is a lifestyle of family values, fun and wholesome activities, hard work, faith, and commitment to Jesus Christ. I try to live like Jesus. I try to be friendly to others. I work hard in my profession and strive to provide opportunities of learning, education, and physical development for my kids. I work a Monday through Friday schedule. I'm busy picking kids up from practices during the week. On Saturdays I do yard work with my boys and run errands for my wife. Sometimes we'll go camping for scouts on Saturdays and we also love going to ASU football games. We prepare for the Sabbath on Saturday. Then on Sunday I enjoy learning how to improve my life and serve others. Show more Show less