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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up Catholic. I played college sports. I am a private pilot. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college a few years ago and work as a private pilot in Texas. I love traveling and new adventures. I grew up on the coast in California and enjoy running, surfing, and outdoor activities. I was raised Catholic and I am the only member of the Mormon church in my family. I served a two-year mission in Mexico where I learned Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

When I went to college, I was exposed to the Mormon Church and met with the missionaries. After learning a little about the basic beliefs, I honestly felt a little intimidated. I had grown up Catholic and knew that what I had learned as a kid was good. I didn't want to replace that feeling with something that was new and unfamiliar. I continued my school and for the next two years I would occasionally go to social activities put on by the Mormon church such as "Family Home Evening" or "Institute" which are like bible study groups, but very enriching. I really enjoyed these and soon found myself going to church services on Sundays. After two years, I transferred schools to finish my degree and moved out to the mid-west. When I arrived, I looked up the Mormon Church and started attending Sunday services. I also asked to meet with the missionaries again. I had originally thought that I would have to give up the faith and beliefs I had come to know as a Catholic. As it turns out, it was just the opposite. What I have learned in the Mormon Church adds to and gives more meaning to truths I learned as a boy such as knowing that I have a Savior, Jesus Christ. As I met with the missionaries this second time, I felt something different, and very special. It was almost like I had found something that I had been searching for my whole life, without even knowing that I was looking for it. What I found was the Gospel of Jesus Christ, restored for us today. I learned that God loves us just as much today as he did in the days of the Bible and that he has sent living prophets and Apostles to declare that truth to us. As the missionaries explained these things to me, it had a familiar “ring” to it, almost as if I had known that it was true all the while long. As I read the Book of Mormon, I saw truth in its words and knew that it was a book of inspired scripture, just like the Bible. I was baptized in December 2004.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life according to the teachings of Christ. Just as He said in the Sermon on the Mount that a city on a hill cannot be hid, I think that if we live our lives as he did, people will notice our efforts of righteous living. I get the opportunity to serve in our church by visiting people who may be going through a rough time, or who are new or visiting to our church and area. I also organize both spiritual and social events that anyone can come to and participate in. I serve in the community by volunteering at local events. Perhaps the most important people I can show how I live my faith is to my family. Every Sunday we have my grandma over for a family dinner and I am often called on to give the blessing. I enjoy these moments to show my family what I believe and how it has helped change me. I think if we look for occasions to serve and share, we will find that they are much more common than we think.