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Hi I'm Jon

I am a Mormon, the 5th generation on both sides of the family tree.

About Me

I grew up in an LDS family in the Pacific Northwest, served a mission for the Church in France and Belgium, then completed my education with an MBA in Finance. I now live in California with my wife of 34 years. We have three grown chlidren and 6 grandchildren. I work in the Investment/Securities industry as an equity analyst with a specialty in small cap growth companies. I have spent much of my adult lfe envolved in Scouting and working with the youth and I enjoy the outdoors. Other favorite pastimes enclude snow skiing, geneology, movies, good fiction mostly mystries and spending time with my grandkids. I also have a great love for my mormon pioneer hertiage and enjoy studying the history and doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS family with ties on both sides of my family to early pioneers in the Mormon faith. I do not ever remember not believing the story of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, but I can trace the beginnings of my real testimony/faith in the truthfulness of the these events to happenings in my life as a 17 year old highschool student. This is a rather long story, but at that time in my life I had a number of friends who were "Born Again Christians" and we often engaged in long debates about the merits or lack thereof of the many different Christian denominations including my Chruch -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. These discussions led me to a distinct and lasting spirtual experience that made it clear to my heart and mind that the doctines and history that I had been taught from childhood were in fact true. There is a loving Heavenly Father who sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to atone for my sins. His Kingdom is here on earth today through the efforts of a modern day prophet, Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture and is truly Another Witness of Jesus Christ. As Mormons, we have a full complipment of the restored teachings of Jesus Christ along with the restored priesthood, the authority to act in God's name. As a church we are led today by another prophet continuing from Joseph Smith, Thomas S. Monson. My testimony has grown much since highschool as I have experienced time and again the witness of the Holy Ghost, testifying to me of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the authority of our modrn day prophet and apostles, and teachings of the Church concerning our Father's "Plan of Salvation" for all of his earthly children.  

How I live my faith

 As an active adult member of the LDS faith I have served in a number of positions callings including our young mens organinzation, local missionary work, teaching classes on Sundays, and as a member of my local congragation's Bishoprick. Currently I am responsible for working with the full time young missionaries the serve in my local area. This is an great opprotunity to help other people come to an understanding of the true techings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Though serving in any calling has always been a learning opprotunity for me, I have always enjoyed most the opprotunities I have been given to be a teacher especially teaching the youth of the Church.