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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a law student. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am married to a beautiful girl and we're expecting our first baby. She's a girl! We can't wait. We were married in Aug 2008. Nothing else makes me happier than her. I'm studying law right now and am interested in estate planning or tax law. I love sports. Baseball is my favorite. I'm a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan. I could watch baseball all the time. I also love snowmobiling in the winter. Being out in the mountains with snow all around is really an awesome experience. It is also a great time to hang out with my dad.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I went to church because my parents encouraged me to. I saw how important it was to them. The Church has always been a huge part of our lives. Now that I am older and on my own, I have a better understanding of why church is important to me. Being a Mormon helps me to understand the "whys" of life. That is probably the main reason. Sure there are questions that can never seem to be answered the way we want (death and suffering mainly), but I have an eternal perspective of life and that is comforting and encouraging. I am a Mormon because it gives me a purpose in life beyond work and study. The Church holds truths about eternity that motivate me to treat others well and take care of my family. One thing that has always felt right about what I learn at church is that we are children of God. That belief has perhaps been the strongest belief I have had my whole life. It is something I just feel. Although I have felt doubt and fear throughout my life, I have never doubted that I am a child of a God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches who God is. I learn His plan and purpose. It all feels right inside me. It is all familiar and reassuring to what I have always felt. Lastly, I have a strong conviction of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I've read it several times and have felt of its power. I believe with all my heart that it is a book inspired by God for our times. Every time I read I find strength to carry on in my life through challenges and disappointments. It helps provide an eternal perspective of life. I love what can be found in its pages. I've seen it touch my live and the lives of others in very special ways. The testimony I have of the Book of Mormon is a foundation to my testimony of this church.

How I live my faith

Right now at the church my wife and I attend we help with the children. We have a class of children from ages 3-4. They are so great and we love it! The kids always have something funny to say. They always have a lot of energy. We spend time talking about all sorts of things. Recently we talked about being kind to animals and listening to good music. We've talked about being reverent, honest, kind, and how to be a good example. We also spend time singing songs and, of course, coloring. We feel lucky to be able to spend time with them every Sunday.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jason
You can know through sincere prayer to God. He does hear and answer our prayers. You should pray using your own words and feelings. Be open and honest with God and believe He is there and that He is listening. Don't worry about making your prayers sound fancy or long. Just be sincere. As you continue reading the Book of Mormon and thinking about the things you are learning, you'll begin to recognize peace and comfort in your life. That doesn't mean that it will come all at once or in an overwhelmingly powerful way. Rather, it will likely be gradual yet significant to you personally. These feelings are manifestations of the Holy Ghost. He is who will help you know that its true. The feelings you get of peace and happiness and hope are feelings from the Holy Ghost that these things are true. God promises that everyone can feel these things (James 1:5-6). Show more Show less