Hi I'm Jon
I attend BYU-Idaho in Rexburg. I am studying graphic design. I was born and raised in the best state in the country: Texas. I love to draw just about anything, although I do prefer to draw things that do not quite fit in the real world. It is my way of putting a creative twist on the world around me. Animals, people, or whatever else I can think of. I love books. My biggest frustration in the world is when someone interrupts me while I am reading a good book. I can't stand it. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for all of my life. I served a LDS mission in Salt Lake City, which a lot of people think is weird. Missionaries in Utah? I thought so too before I got into the swing of things. Going there turned out to be the best opportunity I have had. I was there to share what I know to be true. That was all, and it was worth it. I met new people and learned so much from them as I tried to talk about the Savior Jesus Christ.
Why I am a Mormon
It is true that I was born a member of the church. I have not had to leave any other kind of lifestyle to come into this church. Regardless, I have had to find out if it is worth it to stay in the church. Simply put, it is worth it. It is worth it every second. God moves all around me. Because of the faith that I have I am able to see what he has done for me over the years. The most convincing proof that I have is the Book of Mormon. I know it to be the word of God written for our day. The Bible is also the word of God. I know that this is God's church. I have prayed about it and I have received the answer. I know it to be true. Not just for me, but for everyone.
How I live my faith
I teach lessons from time to time in my congregation. I learn more than I teach as I prepare for the class. I do not get paid for any of the time that I volunteer. It is a service I do the help others around me. Not because I am the most capable, but because the Bishop of our ward prayed and received revelation or an impression. I am where I am supposed to be. I try to read my scriptures every day as well as pray so that I can know better what God wants for me. I live this way because I believe that we are continually progressing or digressing. No plateaus. I need to have frequent if not constant connection with God if I am to progress.