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Hi I'm Jonathan

I was born and raised in North Carolina. I am currently a special education teacher. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 33 year old husband, father of two great children and teacher who enjoys long distance marathon running, being with friends and family and helping the less fortunate. I have run 20 marathons including the Boston Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. Other interest's include reading and attending sporting events.. I have 3 brothers.

Why I am a Mormon

To me being a Mormon is truly a great chance to put my faith into action. In our church we truly worship, believe and revere Jesus Christ, our savior and redeemer. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I truly feel the love our Savior had for me. Also in our church we can show our faith and commitment to our savior through helping the less fortunate through the many good service programs our church offers.

How I live my faith

As Mormons we have a great and awesome responsibility to carry on the work and the good deeds of our church everyday. By helping others in the community and taking on responsibilities within the church we have a great opportunity to show our faith to ourselves and to others. I also enjoy studying scriptures and daily prayer.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jonathan
Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian. More than 53,000 Mormon missionaries serve through the world today. All of their service is to help those who are not Mormon. Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less