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Hi I'm Jon

I was born in Colorado. I'm a musician. I'm in the United States Air Force. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, learning languages, and modern technology. I play electric bass guitar as well as the upright bass. I also sing and play guitar. I was a missionary for two years in Brasil where I learned Portuguese. I also learned that I love learning languages and getting to know new people and cultures. I now speak Arabic, Spanish, and some Hebrew. I love computers, smart phones, the internet etc. I am currently working on my degree in Computer Science. I am aspiring to work for Google and eventually The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as a software engineer.

Why I am a Mormon

At first I was a Mormon because my family is Mormon. Now I am Mormon because it makes sense. Nowhere have I felt such a strong degree of fellowship. I have been in many parts of the world and I have yet to find a happier group of people. I have found individuals (not Mormons) that have discovered happiness in their own lives, but on a grand scale I still have yet to find an organization that consistently leads people to happiness such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or in other words "The Mormons". "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." - Matthew 7:20

How I live my faith

I have worked in many callings, or rather, I have held many responsibilities in the church. I am not exceptional in this. Most people in the church can say the same thing. I have been responsible for making monthly visits to 3 - 5 families per month. The purpose being to make sure that each one has all of their basic needs met and that they are progressing in the gospel as a family. I served as the Webelos Leader for a group of cub scouts in my church. I was given the task of being my church's liaison for a community group that helps people in need to have a place to sleep and some food to eat while they make a place for them-self in the workplace and in society. I was responsible for coordinating and preparing a meal once a month for 20 - 25 men. I had the opportunity to go one weekend with the Mormon Helping Hands service group to help cleanup after the tornado that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I have helped multiple families pack their belongings and move as they have come and gone. I would never have had so many opportunities to serve - not to mention the desire - if I was not a Mormon. I am so grateful for all that I have gained.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jon
In Malachi 310 the Lord tells us - in reference to the law of tithing - "...prove me now herewith...if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." In my life, I have found that the Lord uses this same pattern for everything that we have a sincere desire to understand. If we want to know truth, we put it to the test and we pray for guidance as we do so, and the Holy Ghost tells us whether or not it is true and shows us the right way. If I want to understand why pornography is bad, the thing I need to do is refrain from viewing pornography - and at the same time, do everything in my power to keep my thoughts clean - and I will start to understand why I should not view pornography. The fruit of a tree will not grow until after the tree has been planted and cultivated. The same can be said for understanding truth... We can not receive the fruits that come from obeying the Lord's commandments until after we have diligently obeyed. If I want to know whether Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true, I need to put them to the test. The easiest ways to do this are to - Talk to Mormons about the church - Pray about it - Read the Book of Mormon - Visit the church - Learn about why Joseph Smith was called to restore the true Church If the desire to do this is not yet strong enough, start with what is easiest and let it grow as you learn more. Show more Show less