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Hi I'm Jason Hunt

Husband, father of four, principal of a junior high, homebrewer of root beer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 4, 2 boys, 2 girls. I have a lovely wife, whom I met in Utah while going to college. We have been married for 12 years in February. I am an educator by trade. I started by teaching history and ESL to high school students. Now I serve as a principal at a middle school. I've picked up quite a number of hobbies in the last few years. Two of them involve fish - fishing and fish keeping. I have three tanks, the largest a 55 gal. I started fishing so that I could spend quality time with my boys. I've also perfected a recipe for home made rootbeer and have started to sell my bottles at local markets. I really enjoy learning and love to think about why we do certain things. Mostly, I spend my time with my family, with my church and working with teachers to better the lives of our youth. They say, your treasure is where you spend your time. That is ever so true!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my parents are, their parents are, their parents are and their parents are. In fact, the most recent direct-line convert was over 100 years ago. Yet, I'm also a Mormon because nothing else brings me greater joy, peace and satisfaction in life. I'm also a Mormon because there is no other church on earth that provides Heavenly Father's complete plan, which includes living together forever with my family through priesthood ordinances. Finally, I'm a Mormon because I love the gift of the Holy Ghost and the personal revelation that I can get each and every day to guide my life in a manner pleasing to my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon for me is not a Sunday thing, its a life thing. Every day, almost every moment is influenced by this religion. When I got baptized, I covenanted to take upon myself the name of Christ and to "stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things." Because of this, I strive every day to live as Christ lived. Each day I try to be the best that I can be, to seek after the needs of others and to look for opportunities to serve. I am so glad for Christ's church, as this is the best place to find these opportunities. I serve as a counselor to our bishop (similar to a pastor) and I get to learn of the needs of our ward (similar to a parish) each day. Some members of our church are just fine, yet there are many that are struggling in just about every way. Furthermore, serving as a counselor gives me a great chance to work with the youth of our church frequently. I thoroughly enjoy helping them decipher the temptations of Satan in the society that we life. I also enjoy helping them develop the foundational principles that they need to learn to leave in the world but not of it.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jason Hunt
Yes, absolutely and why not. Doesn't God love all of his people? Should he allow His Son to minister among all of His children? Yes, Christ was born, lived, died and returned as a resurrected being in Israel. Yes, Christ later appeared to the Nephites in the American continent to fulfill prophesy and preach the same exact gospel that he taught to the Jews. And, yes, he most likely has appeared elsewhere to "other sheep" that we know not of yet. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Jason Hunt
Eternal life is just that - eternal! That is, before we came to this earth, we existed as spiritual sons and daughters of heavenly parents. We walked, talked and learned from them. In some way we were able to show obedience to their commandments and our willingness to serve. We all agreed to come to this earth as a "test" to see if we truly will obey what our Heavenly Parents ask. Our time on this earth is short, yet ever so important. The decisions that we make here have eternal significance. That is, when we die, we will continue to live. First as spirits, then after our resurrection, as beings of flesh and bone. In this "post-mortal" life, we will be judged by our thoughts and our actions. These choices that we make in life dictate our circumstances in the afterlife. Yet, no matter how we end up after we die, it will be a beautiful "heaven" and we will continue to live through eternity. Show more Show less