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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up in North Carolina. I'm an Electrical Engineer in Colorado. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a young man, I learned to love and respect the outdoors while achieving my Eagle rank in Boy Scouts. The long road to Eagle Scout taught me the importance of hard work, diligence, and perseverance. My love of the outdoors taught me to appreciate all of the "little" things in life. Growing up in North Carolina is hard to do without learning to love and appreciate the game of basketball. I started playing at age 12 and I don't ever plan to stop. Basketball taught me the importance of teamwork, practice, and getting along with others. Basketball also taught me how to cope with Asthma, a disease I was born with, but have learned how to control and live with. In recent years, I have branched out from team sports and developed a love for long distance running. I completed my first half-marathon a couple of years ago and I plan to run a full marathon in the next few years. Finally, of all my hobbies and interests, my favorite is my family. I am married to my best friend and the love of my life. We have been blessed with four incredible children and we recently added a puppy to the mix. Life can be hectic and crazy with four kids under 8 years old and a puppy, but I wouldn't trade my "blessings" for anything in the world!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised as a Mormon, it was not always easy to be a Mormon. Growing up as a Mormon in North Carolina was a very unique experience for me. I was best friends with members of many different religions. As adolescents, we discussed religion all the time, and we even decided to "church-hop" every week for several months. We all met on Sunday mornings and attended church with each other. It was during these months that I first began to really understand the true power and influence of God in my life. I noticed the differences in Gospel teachings among the various religions that we visited, but I also noticed that me and my friends were all the same. We were all children of our Heavenly Father. How could a loving Heavenly Father send his children to Earth without providing a way for them to return to live with him again? As I asked myself this question, I knew that there must be a way back to my Heavenly Father and I set out to find it. I began to study these other religions as well as my own faith, asking questions of my family and friends. I learned to feel and recognize the Spirit of the Lord in my life. Finally, I got down on my knees and asked my Heavenly Father the same question that the young Joseph Smith asked back in 1820. Which of the churches was His Church? I will never forget the feelings of peace and warmth as the Spirit of the Lord confirmed in my heart that I had already found the true Church of Jesus Christ. It was at that moment that I learned what true happiness is all about! I still make mistakes and I'm far from perfect, but the knowledge that my Heavenly Father loves me and that He has a plan for me to return and live with him again brings me an unspeakable joy!

How I live my faith

Once I learned to feel and recognize the Spirit of the Lord in my life, I committed myself to serve the Lord in any way possible. I served two-years as a Missionary for the Mormon Church in Paris, France. In college, I spent two more years teaching French and the Gospel to new Missionaries. My favorite church service opportunities have been with the youth of the church. I have also enjoyed serving in several leadership roles in the church. Currently, I spend several nights a week out in the community, reaching out to people who have lost their way and are looking to bring the power of God back into their lives. For me, being a Mormon and living life as a Mormon isn't always easy, but it is more than worth it!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jason
The same way that I learned that Mormonism is true -- go to the source of all truth, God, and ask him yourself. Study Mormonism, study the Book of Mormon, attend church services, then get on your knees and ask Heavenly Father if it is all true. I promise you that if you do this with a sincere heart and listen with your heart, you will come to know what I know, that the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church) is true! Show more Show less