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Hi I'm Jonathan

I live and work in North Florida. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in North Florida in a town called Lake City. I am the sixth son and I have a younger sister. I enjoy watching and playing sports. I ran track and cross country in high school. After High School I served a two year mission for the LDS Church in Okinawa Japan. I am currently married with 4 children and 1 on the way. I attended college and am now employed in Tallahassee coordinating law enforcement trainings around the country.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members and I grew up watching their example in service and religious belief. I owe a lot to them for raising me with values and teaching me to strive be as good as I can be. As with most things, you cannot live on other people's experiences. I found out for myself that Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He suffered for my sins and he understands the trials in life that I go through. I am Mormon because I know that a restoration of Jesus Christ's Church occurred through Joseph Smith, a 14 year old boy who asked which church is true, as all of us must. I am a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and that it is a testimony of the prophets that lived in the Americas. What a blessing to have the Book of Mormon, like the Bible, which testifies of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I believe that marriage is not "till death do you part". I am so happy that there can be a family bond that cannot be broken through death. I love my family

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith outwardly as I do inwardly. I am not perfect and I have my struggles, but I try to be the best person that I can be. I try to always have a prayer in my heart, to read scriptures daily and kneel in prayer at night. I am trying to be nice to everyone, having clean language and being honest. Living my faith means to me trying to live all of the commandments with exactness and asking for forgiveness when I am wrong.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jonathan
Our lives are a blessing from God. We are given everything from Him, our lives, health, family, job, income, talents. All we are asked to give back, with a little faith, is 10%. As it says in Malachi 3:10-12 10Bring ye all the atithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. 12And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. My opinion is that God doesn't need our money as much we need tithing and a little faith to give back a little of what he has blessed us with. He is ready to "Open you the windows of heaven". I have always had the necessities of life and I attribute that to blessings from paying tithing. It is a blessing, not a struggle to pay. Show more Show less