Hi I'm Jason
I grew up in Long Island, New York. I studied psychology and health sciences in college, and am now studying to become a nurse. I love photography, video games (yes), college basketball, the Yankees, working out as much as I can, reading, action/thriller/science fiction movies, music, comedy, science, exploring, and just having fun.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because, through scripture and historical study, as well as by asking God in prayer, I came to realize that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's Church. I have always believed in God and in the importance of having our Savior, Jesus Christ, in our lives. Although I was not raised Mormon, through study and prayer, I came to the conclusion that this Church really is a restoration of the Church of the New Testament, with prophets, apostles, divine revelation, blessings, healings, miracles, temples, and Jesus Christ at the head of the Church. I am a Mormon because I know that through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we can live in God's presence forever, and become like Him, as is taught in the Bible.
Please share your feelings/testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel.
I have a very strong testimony of the restoration of the Gospel. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's Kingdom. I know that we have apostles and prophets on the earth just like there were during New Testament times. I know that in the temples of the Lord, families can be joined together for eternity, and that we can offer the opportunity to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our ancestors that never heard of the Gospel. I know that through the great atoning sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we can live in the presence of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for eternity, and become like God, by having faith in Christ, repenting of our sins, being baptized by one holding the Lord's priesthood, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and following the commandments of God throughout our lives. I also know that anyone can find out whether these things are true by asking God in prayer, without being forced to believe.
Why/How do you share the gospel with your friends?
I share the Gospel with my friends because as humans, we always like to share something that we believe is good with others. If a friend shows interest in the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, I ask them if they would like a free copy of the Book of Mormon. I also share the Gospel with my friends by simply being who I am.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is part of my daily life. Prayer is not talking to yourself, but having a real conversation with the living, real, God. I pray every morning and night, as well as at any time I feel the need to ask God for guidance, strength, help, etc. God answers our prayers in many ways, including through a witness of the Holy Ghost, which is a very powerful experience. It was through the Holy Ghost that I came to know that this Church is the Lord's Church.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by striving to follow the example that Jesus Christ provided us. Following His commandments brings extraordinary blessings into our lives, including the ultimate blessing of eternal life. I study the scriptures daily, and pray to God daily. I know that God listens, and that each of us can receive answers to our prayers through revelation. I also share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone that is interested in it. I attend church every Sunday to fellowship with fellow Mormons, partake of the sacred Lord's Supper, and study the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I attend the temple, the House of the Lord, to offer the blessings of the Gospel to our ancestors that did not have the opportunity to hear it in this life. I rely on Christ's atoning sacrifice through repentance to be forgiven of my sins. I love to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and also try to provide service to others.