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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm a small town farm boy turned engineer living in a big city and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m an occasional romantic husband and young at heart loving Father of four children. I bask in the creative talents and vibrant energy displayed through my children’s experiences and accomplishments. I’m in love with my wife, a well read, talented, knowledgeable women of great capability and motivation. I enjoy mountain top vistas, the smell of fresh pine air, and the sound of a spring time stream that comes from being in the Colorado mountain environment. I relish time with my family and I love to plan family vacations to places of significant in world history, church history, or family history. I met my sweetheart the university choir. I finally proposed on Temple Square by coincidentally finding different types of flowers, pre-placed by a friend, around temple square. I gave each flower to her, along with the meaning of that type of flower and why I loved her. I proposed, and after a search for the ring hidden in gold ball hanging from a Christmas tree on the temple square north visitors center that December 1990, she accepted. I’m a trained mechanical engineer, who became a professional engineer, and works as a energy engineer for a controls company successfully for 16 years. We are blessed with children of tremendous character, capability, and talent. We are stewards of two boys, and two girls. We love them dearly. We find great joy in the experiences we share together as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

It’s simple! I am a Mormon because the Heavenly promptings in my heart confirm my humble petitions. I am a Mormon because my soul is enlightened with the truths I find in the Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon because I believe God loves us so he sent his Son. In the same way, God provides, as he has throughout time, Prophets to lead up. I am a Mormon because we have a living prophet on the earth today. I am a Mormon because, as an adopted child, I came to know the love of both an earthly Father and a Heavenly Father and the plan of happiness he has for me, my wife, my children, and all of his children in this life and the next. I am a Mormon because I know this is the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth today and holds the keys to seal on earth and in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my choices. I attend church services every Sunday. I read scriptures often individually and with my family. I pray daily. I lead my family in weekly family home evening, and family council. I fulfill church assignments and callings to temporally and spiritually strengthen my fellow fathers or young men in scouting. I chose to give meaningful service to Heavenly Father’s spirit Sons and Daughters in my immediate community and church congregation. I don’t drink alcoholic drinks or coffee or take abusive substances. I keep the Sabbath day holy by attending church, fulfilling church duties, visiting with others in our congregation in their home, or meeting my immediate or extended family. As a result, I feel the sweet Heavenly blessings of peace, love, and comfort both temporally and spiritually through the good times and the challenging times.

What is the priesthood?

Jonathan
The priesthood is the authority to act in the name of God to do his will and work on the earth. Just as in the time of Christ, worthy men may receive the priesthood. Through that authority, men on the earth are able to perform eternal ordinances such as baptism. They may lead church congregations or give blessings by the laying on of the hands to those who are sick. It is extremely humbling to be a representative of Jesus Christ in ministering to Heavenly Fathers spirit Sons and Daughters on the earth. Of one thing I testify. Our Heavenly Father loves his Sons and Daughters on the earth and he knows them well. I have felt that love as I have been honored to give blessings. How thankful I am for the priesthood of God on the earth today. Show more Show less