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Hi I'm Jason

Its never too late to be, what you always wish you'd been, which is why I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hmmm... you know it never fails when I am asked to write something about myself, I have no clue what to say or where to begin, I’m just me. How do you put such a thing to paper??? I was recently married to the love of my life & have been cherishing every minute of it! I look forward to the day (though I’m a bit scared of it) that I get to be a father as well. I hope to be able to teach & show my kids the beauty of life. I was managing a pest control company until recently when I got laid off. I’m still finding a balance in life as to the best way to provide for my family, which is something I think too many people can relate to. I’m an artist at heart & enjoy things that explore the mind & new possibilities. In college I studied massage therapy & while I am not in college right now, I thrive on learning!! I’m constantly doing something to improve my life or show progression in something.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a good home & had all kinds of lofty dreams in my youth. As a kid I always looked forward to all of the cool stuff I could do when I grew up. Somehow, somewhere along the way I lost that focus. It started with the little things & just grew from there. Before I knew it I had all but dropped out of high school & started looking for happiness in all the wrong places. Depression settled in & I was too blind to see why. It was through many tender mercies of the Lord that I was able to turn my life around. In brief passing I ran into an old childhood friend at the movies who had just seen the “The Other Side of Heaven” & she shared how it was about a mormon missionary who went to Tonga to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Then she said something that touched me deep down, it stuck with me & I thought about it for weeks. She said how much of a difference the LDS church had made in her life, how much happiness it brought her, & how she didn’t know where she would be without it. I wanted to find the kind of happiness she described & almost couldn’t even relate to it. I started attending church (something I was rather adverse to at first) & suddenly I discovered a joy that unless experienced, can’t really be described. I found I had a cousin that was serving a mission for the church as well. I wrote him & asked how he got to that point & he shared a scripture from the Book of Mormon with me about a guy who finally came to a point in his life where he started praying & said “O God, Aaron hath told me that there is a God; & if there is a God, & if thou art God, wilt thou make thyself known unto me, & I will give away all my sins to know thee...”(Alma 22:18) He said I guess I too just realized that there wasn’t anything not worth letting go of in order to know God. I started praying & finding out for myself how much God loves us, & I see His hand every day in my life, & words cannot describe how grateful I’m for it.

How I live my faith

David O. McKay said that “every person who lives in this world wields an influence, whether for good or for evil. It is not what he says alone, it is not alone what he does. It is what he is.” I live my faith by sharing what I know to be true with others around me. By doing my best to follow Christ’s example & being a friend to everyone. I love volunteering in the community & making a difference in the world & I am thankful for the chance I have to serve others & grow in the process. While being Mormon doesn’t insulate me from the challenges of life, the relationship I have gained with our Savoir has filled my whole soul with joy & is a comfort when things get really tough.