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Hi I'm Jason.

I am a father, a husband, an aspiring mountain man and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Husband to a loving wife and father of 5 beautiful children (3 girls, 2 boys with another boy on the way). I have a passion for experiencing nature whether river fly fishing, outdoor survival, or backpacking with family and friends. I enjoy biking, sprint triathlons, woodworking, small engine repair, racquetball, ping pong, playing the banjo, and other stuff. I spent my younger years in Seattle Washington, grew up in the Salt Lake area, lived a couple of years in New Jersey and currently live in a small farming community in central Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I pondered the origin of the Book of Mormon and asked sincere questions about what it claimed. The subtitle "Another Testament of Jesus Christ", was a significant claim. I came to know for myself that The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ as the Savior of all mankind. That He is no respecter of persons and preached his Gospel to the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. The Old and New Testament are books of scripture that also point us to Jesus Christ. We have a living prophet today that helps us understand that Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father live and They know us by name and love us as individuals. Jesus Christ set the perfect example for us to follow. The fullness of His Gospel and the power of His Priesthood have been restored to the earth through Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I spent 2 years in New Jersey as a missionary sharing the message of the restored Gospel. It was a great privilege to watch others apply the Atonement in their lives, make the covenant of baptism and find peace, happiness and eternal direction. Christ's Atonement and the great plan of our Heavenly Father make it possible for us to live with our families forever, and that's what it is all about.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week with my family. I teach a Sunday School class to the adults in our ward (congregation). We just finished studying the Old Testament. What a powerful book of scripture! Faith is action. Little acts of kindness make me feel less selfish and help me remember Christ. I like to be friendly, open our house to friends and family, be a courteous driver, intently listen to stories told by the older generation, be genuine when I ask "How are you?", do the dishes, vacuum, listen carefully to my children, not complain, avoid making excuses, etc.