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Hi I'm Johnny

I'm a Son, Brother, Husband and Father. I'm a huge sports fanatic. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to the most incredible woman that I love deeply and am a father to our young son that I care for more than I can express. I have been blessed with goodly parents who raised me to be a follower of Christ and an example to others. Their example, love and teachings have helped me to become who I am today. I have 4 sisters that are all amazing women and who are unique and individually different. Yet each of them are great examples to me. My family means everything to me. I am a huge sports fan. Whether it is playing sports or watching sports, it doesn't matter... I love it. I love the competition, strategy, planning and execution. I love pushing myself or admiring the abilities of others. I was baptized into the LDS church when I was 8 years old. But I grew the most spiritually while I served a 2 year LDS mission in the South Pacific. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I would not trade that time for anything else that this world has to offer. I came home, graduated from College in 3 years, married the perfect wife and now have a young son that I love more than I can express. I am blessed with a great job, a great area to live, and the best family that there is. Life is amazing!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I gained a deep rooted, very personal testimony when I was 18 years old of the divinity of The Book of Mormon. Deep down I have always loved the church. I have always seen the good in it's teachings and it has always played a significant role in my life. But at 18 years old I yearned and sought for that spiritual witness for myself. It was at that time that I prayerfully read and pondered The Book of Mormon. I read it cover to cover in roughly a 7 week time period. As I got to the end of The Book of Mormon, in the very last chapter, I read the promise that says "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." Moroni 104-5 As I read these words I knew that that promise is applicable to every person who is willing to read, ponder and pray. I knew that I could kneel down, and through prayer, ask God the Father if this book is true. I immediately put that promise to the test, and I received a powerful spiritual witness that The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Since that day, through consistent study and prayer I have obtained other spiritual witnesses of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Those teachings keep me on the path to become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. I have a long way to go, but I have found great joy and happiness through following the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by trying to stand a little taller and to be a little better. To be better today than I was yesterday and to be better tomorrow than I am today. If I am going to draw closer to Christ, be a better person today and truly live my faith, it requires me to be consistent in the small things such as daily scripture study and personal prayers, attending weekly worship services, and striving in all things to be obedient to God's commandments. I live my faith by knowing that I am human. I have weaknesses. I commit sin. I rely upon the Atonement of Jesus Christ, knowing that it is only through Christ, my Savior, Redeemer and Friend that I can be forgiven of my shortcomings and sins and one day return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. I live my faith by recognizing that I am a chosen son of God. That he loves me and wants what's best for me. He wants me to be happy. That does not mean that I will not be tried or tested. It does not mean I will be free from difficulty. But through those trials, we learn not only a lot about ourselves, but we become more humble and rely on the guidance of our Father in Heaven. Through trials and tests we can become better followers of Jesus Christ. I live my faith by recognizing that being a follower of Christ is not just something I do for 3 hours on Sunday. To be a true follower and believer of Jesus Christ, it requires that I live accordingly every single day of my life. He wants each of us to be examples of true believers in word and deed, in all situations.