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Hi I'm Jason Perkins

I grew up in Mesa, Az. I have been a part of the floor covering and natural stone industry for over 18 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Mesa, Arizona 1972. I graduated from Mesa High School in 1991 and continued to college for a couple of years at Mesa Community College, starting my path in emergency medical technology having a desire to become a fireman. I never finished my degree, as I had a very hard time paying attention in school. In 1995 at the age of twenty-two, with the help of a girl who later became my wife, I decided to serve my Savior Jesus Christ on a two year mission and was called to the Vanuatu Islands in the south pacific. My mission changed my life. I got married to Sandra, the love of my life, on April 18th 1997. We have four beautiful children now and are in debt to God for all that he has blessed us with. I have been a part of the floor covering and natural stone industry since 1992. I started as a installer of all floor coverings and worked my up to eventually owning my own company. I successfully sold that company in 1997 and started my next business venture in the importing of natural stone granite slabs. After my first failure in business with my granite slab company, I'm trying to start over again. I'm a very active person loving everything from football with my boys, fast sand rails, motorcycles, horses, team roping, MMA, and snowboarding. My dream is to be successful in business again and live in either western Montana, eastern Idaho or Colorado farming a small piece of land part time.

Why I am a Mormon

I continue to be a member of the church because of the testimony I have of it's truthfulness and the direction it gives my family. My upbringing was a bit on the rough side. Alcohol was present nearly every weekend with friends at the house, fishing and hunting trips. It wasn't until a friend of mine returned home from his mission that I noticed I had it all wrong. I was offered a job to work with him when he returned home to work with his father and I was to start at 5:30 am every morning with scripture study with their whole family prior to leaving for work. I couldn't stand it at first, but the love that was present in their family and the feelings I felt as I continued to listen was something I can never forget. I soon realized that I wanted to change for the better giving many things up because I felt they slowed my progress of being the man I wanted to be. At an LDS church dance, I met Sandra Waite, who at the time was preparing to leave on a mission herself. At this point, I decided that a mission was not for me being 21 years of age, but little did I know what the Lord had in store for me. Sandra and I became best friends. She made it very clear she only wanted to be friends as she had a great desire to serve the Lord. Her spirit was what I needed to start questioning whether I needed to serve the Lord as well. I was testing to become a Mesa Police Officer at the time and thought a mission was out of the question. I was told at the time that I would be part of the next academy. The only problem with that was I never received the call from Mesa P.D. Nobody could figure out why the call had never made it. My father being a cop, didn't even know what had happened. I knew at this time that I had to serve my God on a 2 year mission and eventually was called to the Fijian/Vanuatu Islands. My mission opened my eyes and I know that this is such a wonderful work that I will always be a part of.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. I find joy in my life by looking for ways to serve my fellow neighbors regardless of their denomination or beliefs. During my mission, I learned the importance of service as I saw with my owns eyes what it does to the human heart. During recent years, I have had many friends and family lose their homes and everything they ever worked for. It seemed as if we had a service project every weekend for awhile helping others move out of their homes into rentals or family members homes. All that service I did for others helped me get through a very tough time in my life when I eventually lost our home. I have held callings in the church from a Sunday school teacher, young men's teacher, and ward mission leader. I currently hold a calling in the Sunday school again as well as a full time hometeacher. Being a hometeacher has greatly blessed my life. We typically think that we are trying to bless the lives of others, but I believe it actually blesses the lives of the hometeacher more. Being a hometeacher helps me to focus on others instead of myself. I also live my faith by trying not to use foul language. I don't drink alcohol, do drugs, or smoke. I try to center myself around positive influences and show through example that I value and deeply love my Savior Jesus Christ.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Jason Perkins
We get asked about whether we are Christians or not more than I like. Some may ask why when the Church's name is officially, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". "Mormon" is a nickname we received because of the Book of Mormon we use with the Bible and proclaim it scripture. The reason some may believe we are NOT Christian is the fact that we believe God The Father and Jesus Christ, have bodies of flesh and bone which have been glorified and resurrected already and the Holy Ghost is a spirit personage. We believe all three are separate beings, but ONE in unity and purpose. (John 17) Other Christian denominations believe that God The Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are literally one and that God is a Spirit NOT having a body, nor figure, nor color, and who cannot fall under the senses. I found my testimony of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost reading a scripture in Deuteronomy 4:28,29. Moses was speaking to the children of Israel and said that they will worship idols that, "neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.....but, if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul." Moses knew that God was a God who CAN hear, see and smell. He does have attributes, understands who we are and that we were created in His image. Moses said that we can find the true God if we truly seek him. After reading John 17, I know that the Godhead works in Unity which explains how God is one. Show more Show less