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Hi I'm John

I'm an Air Force Officer. I am a religious visitor at the local jail. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent college graduate who loves to read, hike, and act spontaneously. I am a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Serving a Spanish-speaking mission in South Carolina has been the highlight of my life so far. My life is going through some major transitions, that have been pretty tough lately, but I am sustained by my faith in Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the church, I had to gain my own testimony to know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really was true. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know whether it was true. God answered my prayer little by little. As I live according to the commandments given by God through His prophets, I see the promised blessings occur in my life. I am developing a greater trust in the Lord. I know that my life is guided by the Holy Spirit, as I sincerely pray in a conversational tone with my Father in Heaven. He hears and answers me.

How I live my faith

As a Ward Mission Leader, I assist the visitors of our faith, as well as the less-active and new members, to understand our basic beliefs. I organize the Gospel Principles class by assigning instructors. One of my favorite responsibilities is to visit with people in their homes and include them in activities them I am doing anyway. I get to know people who are investigating the church, new members, and long-standing members. I invite them to test God's promises by attempting to keep His Commandments, and verify for themselves whether His promises are fulfilled. I also help the missionaries to coordinate their efforts with members of the church. Our Young Single Adult ward provides a great opportunity to form great friendships and participate in faith-strengthening activities with others our own age, who share a set of high standards. I strive to follow the advice of the living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, by participating in a number of volunteer efforts including visiting people who are in jail.