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Hi I'm Jedi

I am a husband, father, scientist, and musician. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently studying physics and biology and hope to be admitted to law school soon. I have also been blessed with a beautiful family: a loving and patient wife and two energetic and inquisitive children. We enjoy spending time together outdoors. Some things I enjoy in my spare time include cooking (but not baking!), singing and playing the piano, and playing sports like tennis, golf, football, basketball, and swimming. Also, I have recently started learning several different programming languages to help me be more competitive in my field of study. My wife and I dream of taking cruises around the world, seeing places like the Mediterranean and the Bahamas.

Why I am a Mormon

As a scientist I have a distinct way of viewing this world. Many scientists become skeptical of religion because it cannot be described by testable hypotheses and theories. Other scientists find themselves in a constant battle, trying to reconcile their faith. For me, neither of these approaches is sufficient; I have found that the only way God has allowed us to learn of, and become acquainted with, Him is through the exercise of faith. Being a Mormon requires a tremendous amount of faith! However, by actively expressing my faith in God, and in the atonement of Jesus Christ, I have been blessed with knowledge and experience that could not have been obtained any other way. Most significantly I have gained certainty on the subject of my purpose and destiny. This vital knowledge, which everyone yearns for, could have been obtained no other way! There have been times in my life when I have felt disconnected from my soul, and I have found great relief in the doctrines, teachings, and even culture of the Mormon church. But most significant of all is the personal, deeply seated revelation given to me that Joseph Smith, the founder of this marvelous, benevolent church, was truly a prophet called of God. Through him was restored precious covenants and doctrines, without which man would have no hope of eternal life and salvation from the pains, sorrows, and misery associated with this mortal existence. Additionally, I have learned through faith that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are true records, preserved for man in our day so that we might understand how God deals with His children. Today we have a living prophet, like those of old, who acts as a mouthpiece for God, enacting His will for His church. I believe that those men who stand at the head of this church were called by God, and as I exercise faith to this extent, I have been blessed beyond what I ever could have imagined.

How I live my faith

I am currently my ward's music chairperson. If there is one way I feel we are able to connect with God, it is through the "song of the righteous." By serving people in my ward and stake through music, I have become connected, in a very personal way, with the spirituality of those around me.