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Hi I'm Jon Pike

My wife and I are parents of five children. I'm in healthcare administration, on our city council, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite part of life is my family! I love my wife and our five children, and I love being with them whenever I can. We have tried to make our home a place where our kids want to be and will bring their friends. We all love music. Each of us plays the piano and several of us play other instruments. Singing is also a big part of my life as well as our family's. Our favorite family activity is boating. We love being out at a lake together and cheering each other on as we ski, wakeboard, or tube. Education is something we stress in our family. My wife and I both graduated from college. I also completed a Masters in Business Administration, and my wife started a masters, which she'll finish at some point when she has time! We hope each of our children will pursue college degrees and as much further education and training as possible. I enjoy being involved in our community through service on boards, church, and our city council. It gives me a chance to learn new things, get to know more people, and hopefully contribute a little bit to our community. I have worked for a great healthcare organization for 22 years. I feel blessed to be a part of it because of its mission, vision and values and the people that I get to work with.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). It was a great way to grow up. I had wonderful family traditions. I always felt the love of my grandparents, uncles & aunts, cousins, and of course my parents and siblings. Family is the most important thing to me, and our church places the greatest emphasis on the family as the basic unit of the church. We believe that families can actually be together forever through saving sacred ordinances, by obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and through His Atonement. I also have come to love the scriptures, including the Bible, the Book of Mormon (another testament of Jesus Christ), the Doctrine & Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. In these sacred records I have found principles and examples that have made sense to me and have helped me in my daily life to be a better person, husband and father. I also believe that this church is actually the church of Jesus Christ, as it was restored by him through His Prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., in 1830. It has the same organization as existed in the Church of Jesus Christ that he organized in His day, with apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists who have the authority to preach the gospel and administer sacred ordinances. I know that God lives. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he is God's only begotten Son. I know that Jesus lived, suffered, and died for us - that we might be able to overcome death and sin and return to live with God and Jesus after our mortal lives if we accept Him, follow his teachings, and serve others.

How I live my faith

I have had a number of opportunities to serve in our local congregation. I find great joy and satisfaction as I try to help others on a one-on-one basis through challenges they face. I've also appreciated how much others have helped me and my family! That's probably the greatest thing about being actively involved in our faith - the ability to receive strength from each other as we live our lives each day and as we worship together on Sunday. I try very hard to keep focused on good things. I enjoy reading daily the words of the prophets in holy scripture, and in listening to and reading the words of modern day prophets regularly. This helps me be a better person, father, and husband. It also helps me keep a better perspective on the things that matter most, such as spiritual matters - God.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Jon Pike
Probably the most asked question I've heard as to religious things is "where happens when we die?" I find great comfort in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because it reveals that when our bodies die, our spirits return to the Spirit World, where we continue to live and learn as eternal beings, awaiting the resurrection of all people who've ever lived on the earth. This brings me great comfort - especially when I've lost people close to me such as my grandparents and my mother. I have a strong, strong faith - even to the point that I can say I KNOW - that there is indeed life after death. I have come to know this through the promptings of the Holy Ghost and the feelings and impressions that I've received through that power. Show more Show less