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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jason. I love to be with my family, especially my wife. Some of my favorite moments have been with her just walking aimlessly around a mall, a park, or on a long drive. We talk, we share our dreams, we rag on our in-laws or co-workers, we get on each others nerves sometimes. We talk about and laugh about our daughter. We sing. I love it when my girls are happy and I had something to do with it. Professionally I am an optometrist. I own my own practice and love the challenge of working and growing my own business. My favorite part, though, is interacting directly with the patients. I like a challenge. I have taken up the sport of triathlon in recent years and I love the physical and mental challenge it provides. I'm not extremely competitive but I love to push myself to see how far I can go. I like to work on my own cars. I get great satisfaction in not having to pay someone to fix them for me when they break. I have changed more than a tire on the side of the road. I also like to take care of my own home. I have good days and bad days. I have bad habits and addictions. However, I strive daily to take full advantage of each life experience to better myself or to share all the good that I have been given with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Through hours of thought, study, and prayer I have come to know that there is a God in heaven and he truly knows and cares for me individually. My life, including the events and people in it, are directed by Him as he guides me through experiences meant for my own learning and growth. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormon, has allowed me to have a better understanding of my God and His plan for me. The church is truly His earthly vehicle to guide all mankind through this life and beyond. The teachings and practices of the church, when fully embraced, lead to a full and rich life. They lead a man to be more wise, to be more compassionate, and to be self-sufficient. In general, a better son, husband, father, and member of the human race. It is impossible to be an active member of the church and only be in it for yourself. The very nature of being an active member leads to unselfish service to others, in turn, the individuals life is enriched by the experiences obtained in interaction with others. It is for these reasons that I am a Mormon. First, it leads me closer to God. Second, I become a better man by living the principles taught by the church.

How I live my faith

First of all you, must understand that I would accept any request made of me from God. I see the effort required by the church as that type of request. Loving and serving my family is the most fundamental way in which I live my faith. The second way is through fulfilling various responsibilities given me within the church organization. These have ranged from managing the finances of the congregation, to leading the children in singing time. The third way is through the way I behave and interact with others in my profession and other aspects of daily life.