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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a husband, a CPA, have a love for sports, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was recently married to the girl of my dreams. I grew up in Idaho but had to move to Utah to find her. I've been through a number of trials, challenges, and good times in my life that have shaped who I am, my faith, my perspective on life, and my hope for a greater future. My siblings and I grew up playing sports and going to games. We had great parents who supported us in all of our extracurricular activities. One day I hope to have little toe-heads of my own - if they are lucky they'll look like my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents did a fantastic job of teaching me the gospel and showing me how to be a Christian. However, I can say I chose to be a Mormon during my freshman year of college. I came to a crossroads in my life and in my beliefs. I began reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know what is truth for the first time in my life. I have never wanted anything more than I wanted to know what to beleive at that time. One night the Spirit spoke to my spirit and said, "You already know its true!" At that moment my mind flashed back to every great moment in which the Spirit had testified to me of the truthfulness of the gospel, or aspects of it. There is no question in my mind that this is the Lord's church. He restored the full gospel through Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon is evidence of that. The Spirit has told me it is true, and I have faith in Him and that answer. That is why I continue to follow His gospel to this day.

How I live my faith

I serve my ward/congregation by keeping track of who just moved in and who moved out. I live my faith one decision at a time.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Jason
Simply put, the purpose of life is to find true joy -- the enduring and eternal kind. Heavenly Father has developed a plan that enables each of us, His children, to return to live with Him and experience true joy and happiness. For that grand blessing to be attainable we needed to come to earth to: 1 receive a physical body, 2 learn to choose good from evil, 3 gain experience and learn for ourselves, and 4 have a family which may become eternal. Each of these points are part of God's plan for us. We can progress and grow to be more like Him. As we succeed, with the aid of our Savior, we will have our claim on true joy and peace. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jason
It has been my experience that people who consider Mormonism a cult do so for one of a number of reasons 1 they don't know what the term cult truly means, 2 they hear others call Mormonism a cult and don't know enough about Mormonism to believe otherwise, or 3 they don't understand what our message is at all. We don't want people to take our word for what is true; rather, we encourage people to learn what we teach and believe, then to study and pray to know whether it's true for themselves. As individuals become educated about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Latter-day Saints, they commonly experience a change of heart and belief. They begin to understand that this church truly teaches and shares in their beliefs that Jesus is the Son of God, our Savior, and through His sacrifice we can live with God again. They further learn that He lives today and is leading us through modern-day living prophets. Why? Because He loves us! Show more Show less