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Hi I'm Jon

I grew up in Texas

About Me

I am married to a wonderful wife and have been blessed with 5 talented children. Our oldest son passed away when he was very young. I am employed as an IT professional and provide computer support at a major university. I have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America as a leader for over 16 years, and believe it is an inspired program to help young boys grow and develop into men. I enjoy classic movies, Classical and 70's music, and I love to ride my motorcycle to and from work when the weather permits.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I felt an obligation to be involved in their faith during my early years. As I grew older I sought a personal witness for myself regarding the beliefs that I had been raised with. I have received this witness many times over much of my life. I am grateful for this, and I am thankful for the blessing that a knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has in my life. I chose to serve as a missionary for the church because of the happiness and peace of mind that the Gospel has brought to my life. I hoped to have the opportunity to share this happiness with others that were looking for the truth. I served in South Korea and had many faith promoting experiences which only further strengthened my desire to help other find the happiness which I have enjoyed for much of my life.

How I live my faith

I have worked with the youth of the church for many years, and have had the opportunity to assist many young men to recognize their duties and responsibilities to their country as well as to their Father in Heaven. I am regularly involved in service opportunities, both in church and in the community, and look forward to these as positive experiences in my life. I find great satisfaction in trying to help others wherever and whenever I can. I try to do my best to fulfill the duties and responsibilities which my faith has for me. My efforts are many times lacking, but I continue to try to do my best. That is what my Father in Heaven desires, that I do my best.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ seldom comes by any other method than personal desire to know. One can look to others for guidance and direction, but intellectual conversion is not sufficient. I have always held to the opinion that just because something makes sense does not mean it is necessarily right. The message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense, as does the Plan of Salvation. This is not enough on its own, though. A person must have a desire to know if the teachings of the church are true, and inquire of our Father in Heaven for themselves. Each person that does so has the opportunity to receive a personal witness for themselves. If a person is sincere and truly desires to know, they will receive a witness. I know this from personal experience. Show more Show less