Hi I'm Jason
I love sports. It is a large part of my life. In high school I trained as a gymnast and achieved national ranking on the pommel horse event. After high school I ran a marathon and started running triathlons. I loved it! I was growing a lot in the sport and thought about going professional with it, but I decided to postpone my training to serve a mission and then upon returning home, I chose to start a family instead of following that path. Now family is my number one priority, but I still find time to get a good work out in here and there.
Why I am a Mormon
Being taught from a young age about the restoration of Christ's church in our days, I followed the church's teachings and my mother's example as best as I could, but leaning on her beliefs only got me so far. At the age of 18, far away from home, on my own, I knew that my life was in my own hands and that I needed to find out what I was going to believe in. I needed to find out for myself if what I had been taught all along was really true. I studied and prayed asking God if it were true, and a wonderful feeling of love, peace and security came over me as I remembered in that instant every time in my life when I had felt the spirit testify to me that it is true. I could not deny that feeling and immediatly began to place my life in order to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
We know that families can be together forever. If a couple is married in a sacred temple of God there are men who have the power to marry them not just until death, but forever. This blessing also ties parents to children so that, as a family unit, they can be together in Heaven. We work on family history in hopes that we can give all families this great blessing. As I have worked personally on my family history, I have felt a connection with and love for my ancestors who I have never met before.
How I live my faith
I have accepted a responsability to watch over the male members of the congregation that I attend and their families. I work with other good men to make sure that the members of this congregation have the things that they need both spiritually and physically.