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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a graduate student that loves studying plants, playing sports, and exploring the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up working with my family on our small dairy farm. This is where I learned how to work and play all at the same time. I have amazing parents and siblings who have taught me so much. One of the most important things I learned from working on the farm and my family is to trust my Heavenly Father and call on Him always. I have learned of and felt the tender mercies of my Savior. I learned that through Jesus Christ I can become cleansed by the atonement. When we weren't working on the farm you could find us camping in the mountains hiking and fishing. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Port Vila, Vanuatu, a small country in the South Pacific. I am currently a graduate student studying Plant Science. I get to learn about all of the different agricultural crops and I absolutely love it! One day my goal is to have a career where I can continue to research ways to improve our food quality and production. I would also like to work with developing countries on ways to improve their agriculture so they can better provide quality food for their people. When I'm not in the field or classroom you can find me playing basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, camping, hiking, snowboarding, or sledding with friends and family. When it's too cold to go outside I love playing games, reading a book, going to a basketball game, or just hanging out doing nothing with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people may say that I am a Mormon because my parents and grandparents are Mormon, but I am a Mormon because I asked questions, searched for answers, prayed, and received an answer through the Holy Ghost. When I was younger I had a lot of questions about the church, but I always heard that to find your answers you needed to read from the scriptures and ask Heavenly Father through prayer, so I started reading the Book of Mormon and praying to ask Heavenly Father if the book was true and if Joseph Smith was a prophet. At first I was frutstrated because I felt no answer was coming, but slowly through time I realized the great peace that I had with me when I read and prayed asking Heavenly Father all of my questions. I soon realized that this was the Holy Ghost telling me yes it is true. Since then I have strived to follow the example of the Savior in all that I do. I know that that Jesus Christ payed for the price of my sins and felt all of my pains and sorrows. Because of that He knows how to help me through all of the difficult times I have in my life. I know we have a living prophet that leads us today and helps understand God's will. I know that when we follow the teachings of the prophet we will find peace and direction in our lives. I know that through the gospel that I can be with my family for eternity and to me that is one of the greatest blessings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by trying to better follow the example of the Savior. I try to come to know the people who live around me and offer my help for anything that they might need. I work with the college aged men in my area in helping to plan fun activities and ways we can serve the people in our area. I also help teach lessons to the men my age on how we can become better and help everyone around us.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a book of ancient history. It contains the teachings of Jesus Christ and the history of a people who left Jerusalem about 600 B.C. and came to the Americas. It tells of how the people divided into two groups one called Nephites who belived in and followed Jesus Christ and those who did not called Lamanites. The Book of Mormon contains many prophecies of the coming of Christ. It also contains the history of when after Jesus Christ was resurrected and taught His disciples for forty days that He came to the Americas and taught the people His Gospel. The Book of Mormon is truly another testament of Jesus Christ and helps me to better learn everything that my Savior wants me to know. I know this is a true was written by prophets of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less