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Hi I'm Jason

I joined the Mormon church in my senior year of High School. I am married and have 6 wonderful children.

About Me

I enjoy doing anything outside with my wife and 6 kids. I love hiking, biking, playing with the kids at the park, anything outside and together with my family. Professionally I am a CPA by background and work in the investment banking industry now.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Mormon church as a senior in High School. I moved to a new High School as a Freshman and bounced around to different friend groups trying to find folks I felt comfortable with. I ended up hanging out with several Mormon friends because they were good, clean people who didn't pressure me to drink or do other things I wasn't interested in. As I spent more time with them and their families, I realized that there was something different about them, and there was a feeling in their homes that I wanted in my home someday. I started attending church with them and meeting with the missionaries to learn about what they believed. I had been raised in a Christian type way, but didn't ever really attend any church, and didn't really have any faith in that sort of thing. As I met with the missionaries and spoke with my friends about Jesus Christ, the Atonement, Heavenly Father's plan for me, and the eternal nature of families, I began to recognize the feelings of the spirit I was feeling. When I was baptized, I had the most wonderful feeling that I was now a member of Christ's church, and knew He was happy with my decision. When I was getting to know the church, I always wondered how people could say they "know" the church is truly Christ's church and that the Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture. I have learned over time how faith works in steps, and I am so happy to now have a testimony of my own. I know that I am a son of God, and that Christ is my Savior, and that they know and love me personally. I know that the Book of Mormon comes from God, and reading it brings me peace and brings me closer to Him. I know where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going, which I am so grateful to have learned. I love the peace my family feels, in a hectic home with 6 kids, from living the Gospel. I know we will be together as a family forever if we live life well.

How I live my faith

I love attending Church with my wife and 6 kids every Sunday. We rarely take time to slow down in this busy life, and Sunday mornings together at church mean a lot to us. For the last several years I have taught children's Sunday School classes, often one of my children's classes, and I love that role. Children are so willing to learn and are still so impressionable, and I feel I can really help them by teaching them while they are young. Currently I am responsible for the priesthood organization of men in the congregation, typically the young father type age range. I help organize and am responsible for the home teaching work, which is where men are organized to visit and help out families, so that everyone has someone they can call when they need help with anything. It has been a great way to learn more about living as a Christian, and helping each other out. As my kids grow up and are facing the challenges of school and friends and things like that, we are making sure we spend time in our home reading the scriptures and saying family prayers and doing the old traditional things that are so easy to forget in a busy world, and it has brought our family so much peace.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jason
I find it very natural to believe in my heart that a family was meant to be forever, and not only until death do us part. In the temple a man and woman can be married forever, and the family can be sealed together forever by the priesthood of God. When I learned that teaching of the church, I just knew in my heart it made sense and was true, and was grateful to learn the way that I could be married by the right authority to have it be for time and all eternity. Show more Show less