Hi I'm Jon
I grew up in Arizona and Utah, love my family and friends, and am a Mormon through and through!
First and foremost, I am the faithful husband to a beautiful woman and devoted father to two wonderful children (with another on the way). I am a college graduate in the field of Communications and currently am employed in the field of higher education. I truly love my work - it is great to see people from all walks of life better themselves. I enjoy the outdoors, and find my greatest solace in nature. I also enjoy cooking (especially grilling), spending time with family, watching movies, listening to music, soccer (or as it should properly be called, Football!), and finally, playing my guitar. Some of my hero's are: J.S. Bach, Joseph Smith, Martin Luther, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Pele, and last by certainly not least, my Step-Mother who has passed on, My Dad, and of course, my Savior and elder brother, Jesus Christ.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon for several important reasons. First, the Church teaches me to do good, but more importantly, its actions matches its words - as an organization it truly does bring forth "good fruit." In addition, for me, I have not found a question that the doctrine of the Church cannot answer - this is an important part of my conversion as the gospel has provided me important answers to questions such as "where did I come from? why am I here? and where am I going?" The Church also helps bring moral clarity to a world in desperate need through inspired and direct revelatory guidance from a modern-day Prophet. I believe that in totality - since the boy Prophet Joseph Smith saw the Father and Son, Mormon's have had a Prophet of God to guide them in these latter days. I am a Mormon also because the Book of Mormon has provided me with a supplemental witness that Jesus Christ was indeed resurrected, and that he did appear to inhabitants of the ancient America's, where he taught them his true gospel as well. Finally, I am Mormon for the same reason that all Mormon's claim to be - that the Holy Ghost, God's messenger for truth and peace, has confirmed deeply within my soul that what I have been taught, and what I continue to learn, is true, and from God.
How I live my faith
I live my faith the best I can by looking for opportunities to help other people, and spend time weekly going and visiting local members of the church and my community. Specifically, I help the full-time Missionaries teach people interested the true message of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have found that my life is always better when I follow to exactness this poignant teaching by the Savior in Matthew 16:25, "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." I love this gospel and how its teachings encourages me to always improve and bring forth good works!