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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a fly fisherman, a hiker, a software engineer, and a husband and father of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the great outdoors! Some of my hobbies include bird watching, nature photography, fly fishing, hiking, and gardening. And I enjoy doing all of these things (and many more) with my beautiful wife and four children. While nature is wonderful to enjoy, the wonder and joy grows exponentially when sharing it with those you love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but when I was a teenager I had an experience that changed my life forever, and helped me to see clearly the truthfulness of the religion I had been raised in. I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover, which is a book, like the Bible, that teaches about Jesus Christ, and his dealings with a civilization in the American continent. The book ends with a challenge to all who read it to ask God, through prayer, if the book is true. It also ends with a promise, that those who do so in sincerity and faith will know the truthfulness of the book through the power of the Holy Ghost. I took that challenge and promise to heart, and knelt down and offered a simple, but sincere prayer to my Heavenly Father, asking if the Book of Mormon was the Word of God. Before I even completed my simple question, I felt an overwhelming power from heaven fill my heart with an unmistakable reassurance, peace, love, joy, and warmth. Words cannot describe in full what I felt at that time, but I know without a doubt that it was a divine manifestation straight from God, testifying of the truthfulness of that great book. Since then I have had many similar experiences, where truth has been confirmed from God about every doctrine I have learned in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have no doubt in my mind that this church is the one and only true church of Jesus Christ upon the earth today. My testimony came from God himself, not from any man, or from my own knowledge alone. This is why I am a Mormon, because I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving as president of an organization of men in my local church unit. I oversee the spiritual instruction of the men, and organize them into groups that visit and care for the physical and spiritual needs of about 75 local families. I also live my faith by daily study of the teachings of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and trying to live those teachings, and teach my family to do likewise.