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Hi I'm Jason Andersen

I love History and Geography. I'm a Computer Programmer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Dad of four kids, 3 boys and 1 little girl, working full-time and going to grad school for my Masters in Geographic Information Systems at night. Life is busy. I love the outdoors, playing Ultimate Frisbee, playing Computer Games and hanging out with friends and family.  

Why I am a Mormon

Its always made sense to me, growing up in the church the stories made sense to me. Plus when I left home I looked up a lot of other religions and while they all had good in them this was the only one where I found all my answers solved. I think a key turning point was a philosophy class I had my freshman year. We talked a lot about the main questions that bothered mankind and while I left the class knowing more, I still felt that I was no closer to the truth when I tried to use the philosophers arguments to solve my questions.

How I live my faith

 Well first, my most important job is that of being a husband and a father. I try to remember that first when I am going through stressful or trying times. Some of the things I do is try to spend some alone time with each child so that they know I love them. We always say a Family prayer together and I try to read to them each night before they go to bed. One of the things I do for church is to help translate for Spanish Speakers who don't speak English very well. During our main meeting I will take a 15 min turn with other Spanish speakers and translate into headsets. Its given me a greater appreciation for people who do this for a living and for those who speak slowly. Its a lot easier to translate. I also help out with the Scouting program in our Church group. We have a large number of Boy Scouts and over the years we have gathered a large amount of camping equipment. Someone has to track down where all that equipment goes after campouts and to know when it is time to replace something. I really enjoy helping out as I had a great experience with Scouting when I was younger and hope to be able to do the same with my boys when they get to that age.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jason Andersen
Anything addicting is a no-no, basically you want to be able to focus on God and not worrying about your first cup of Joe in the Morning. Actually, I've never felt restricted by not drinking alcohol. I know so many people who can't have fun without getting a little tipsy first, and I never wanted to live like that. As far as the word of health. I've always thought it was pretty sensible, eat a lot of grains, vegetables and fruits, eat meat when it makes sense and take care of your body. If you need specifics talk to a physician or trainer who can cater to you and your environment. I've always felt blessed when I follow the directions of the God. Show more Show less