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Hi I'm Jon

I am a Family man, a Canadian, and aging washed up sports fan.

About Me

My whole life I have been physically active. From being the spazy middle child from a family of four children, to a spazy Football, Basketball, Volleyball player and Snowboarder. Family and friends have been a big part of my life. After three years of playing Football at U oF A in Edmonton my wife and I had our first child. Now I am getting what I dished out as my wife and are raising and being raised by our wonderful and spazy 2 year old boy. He is so entertaining and dramatic, and goes at a pace that soon wares me out, I don't know how my wife keeps up with him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the faith. Along the way I was very lucky to have a lot of good examples. From parents, siblings,and friends to teachers and leaders at Church I had good models to follow. Because of this I have had many opportunities to get to know God. I was taught from an early age about prayer, and too often I have been in a pickle and needed someone else's help. Through many of these experiences I know that God hears and answers the simplest of prayers. This however hasn't stopped me from doubting at times and from doing stupid things that I know are wrong. What keeps me continually coming back to the faith is answered prayers and others examples. I know the fruits of the gospel of Jesus Christ, when I live it's teachings as best I can I am happiest, and life seems to work out a little better. I have seen it in others lives and I have experienced it in my own, and that's why I am a mormon.

How I live my faith

There is such a ongoing progression in the Gospel, none of us are perfect. So we all have a lot to learn. Unfortunately I am a slow learner and so I pick up on things that most people would have learn't way before me. For example, my family and I recently undertook a list of challenges to serve others. Up till this point I knew service was important but it has always been easy to find excuses or just do the bare necessities to get by. This experience of doing more and going outside our comfort zone to help others was eye opening. It gave us a whole new mind set that allowed us to be so much less selfishly driven and brought a new joy and excitement into our family. It has helped me to see on a new level how the Lord would have us live and treat the people around us.