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Hi I'm Jason

I was born in Idaho. I'm a young father. I work in advertising. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Idaho, and have lived in Utah, California, New Mexico, and Colorado. I have a bachelor's in Business and Marketing, and work in an advertising agency as a media planner. I'm a young dad with a little girl, a little boy, and another girl on the way. I love reading books, football, volleyball, and watching movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, to a mother and father who loved me and each other. My grandparents and cousins are all members of the church. While we've all had our individual struggles and challenges, it has been a great blessing in my life to have family who love and support each other. Even with this strong foundation, I found myself struggling with my own weaknesses and doubts. I learned through them that the ultimate support we need is available to everyone: the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Through His love and grace, I have felt my fears calmed and my heart changed. It still changes as I continue to seek and follow Him. I have felt no greater joy than when I follow my Savior. Now, as a new father, I have the opportunity to provide a strong foundation for my own children. By teaching and providing an example for them, I am helping them know where to look for joy, comfort, and happiness in their own lives.

How I live my faith

I help the Bishop in our congregation (ward) in his work by meeting with families, speaking in church, and assisting with the Scouting and Young Men program. I also participate in our Home Teaching program, where we meet with families every month. Serving with the Bishop has strengthened my love of the Savior, as well as helped me feel more of the love our Savior has for the people and families in our ward. We often witness miracles in the lives of those in our ward - and know that they come from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Jason
Authority is important in the Kingdom of God - otherwise there would be no order or organization. If it's so important that we be "born of the water," wouldn't God expect that we do so properly, as He has instructed and by His servants? Everything in the universe speaks of order and organization - why would there be an exception in what He asks us to do? Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Jason
I know that there is a God because He answers my prayers. I don't mean that He gives me everything that I ask for - I do mean that I feel His love when I pray. Through the Holy Ghost, I receive answers to questions, impressions of things I should do, and solutions to problems I haven't been able to solve on my own. I don't always receive what I want, but I've always received what I needed. I not only know there is a God, I know He is my Father in Heaven, and He loves me. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Jason
The most effective faith we can have is in Jesus Christ. We can act in faith that what He taught is true, and that His grace is sufficient for us as we follow Him. Having faith in Him means that we trust Him, are obedient to Him, and that we apply His Atonement to our lives. Having faith in Him will not only make us happier, it will help us find salvation as we repent and follow His example. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jason
Absolutely. Holy Scripture and the word of God is anything written or spoken by a prophet when he is acting in the name of and by the will of God. The Bible is a record kept by prophets who taught the Jews about God as well as those Apostles chosen by Jesus Christ. This makes the Bible Holy Scripture and the word of God. I am grateful for the Bible and Book of Mormon in my life, as studying them and living by their teachings have only brought me happiness and peace. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jason
Many people simply don't understand what the Mormon Church is or what we do. Most have been told rumors by those who don't know or unkind things by those who know better. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Church of Christ on the Earth today. It is His church and is guided by revelation and inspiration from Him. The fruit of this church is good and Christlike - not at all a cult. Show more Show less