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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm a California native. I like to run and play guitar. I'm a Finance Manager and an inventor.

About Me

I'm a work hard, play hard type of guy. I graduated with an undergrad in accounting and went to work in downtown LA for a large accounting firm. I've since joined a new company and work as a Finance Manager for a new store chain. I love to go out with friends, travel the world, and set lofty goals. I've run a couple of marathons and I'm starting to get into swimming so I can train for a triathlon some day. I like to fix cars, work on inventions of mine, and read. I have a passion for learning and love my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother taught me to have faith in God, and especially in Jesus Christ. She taught me to pray and live each day in a way that would be pleasing to God. One day, I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. When in college, I received a powerful witness of its truthfulness and have since determined to abide by its teachings. I make mistakes along the way, but I work each day to be a better person.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by helping others where I can. I like to volunteer civically and lend a hand to a friend. I've learned that the more I focus on helping or listening to others, the more my personal concerns or worries disappear. In terms of church service, I help local leaders improve the primary children programs of the church, and assist in the needs of a local congregation (ward).

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Jonathan
As members of our faith, we believe in keeping the commandments of God but we are not perfect in doing so. We strive for continual improvement through repentance. As such, we see the practice of homosexuality as sinful behavior. We do not hate homosexuals, but love them as our brothers and sisters. However, we consider all sin to be that which is against God's will, and we encourage others to keep the commandments and come unto Christ. Marriage is a sacred bond between man, woman, and God. It is a commandment of God to marry. Unfortunately, government has become involved in marriage over the years and thus, there has been dispute over who can and cannot marry as determined by the law of the land. We believe in obeying the law, but we also feel that God's law is greater than any law made by man. We believe that marriage should be reserved for men and women that are prepared to make such a commitment to one another, under the conditions set by God. Show more Show less