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Hi I'm Jason

I am a naturopathic medical doctor and father of five. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five fabulous children. Three of my children are adopted. My oldest adopted son is married and has one daughter. With my wife we had to sons by natural birth who are currently teenagers in high school. After years of struggling to have more children my wife and I adopted a baby girl. She has the most beautiful brown skin that makes everyone else jealous. A few years later we adopted her younger sister, a few months after she was born. They both are in grade school now and are enjoying life and each other. My wife and I have been married almost 18 years. The first 10 years were spent in school becoming a naturopathic medical doctor. The last 8 years in practicing alternative medicine. I love that I am able to provide for my family doing something for which I am so passionate. The favorite part of my job is helping others take control of their health and begin to recognize how their physical and emotional health enhances every aspect of life. A healthy individual is a healthy child, spouse, or parent with great potential for doing good in this world, but mostly in their immediate family. In my spare time I love the outdoors and recreating, while admiring God's wonderful creations, and sharing that with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an active Mormon household. I was involved in scouting and youth programs throught out my youth. The relationships I developed with friends and adult leaders were a postive influence in my life. They helped me stay off of recreational drugs and alchohol. This gave me confidence to leave my home and serve a 2 year mission in the former eastern block of Germany. I came home and became focused in school and began to date and met a wonderful person who had also grown up in a Mormon home. We had similar beliefs and interests. We married and began raising a young family while I attended college. Our faith has kept our family close together as we have struggled to provide for ourselves and be patient in the long term course of medical school. Our faith also helped us be positive when we struggled to have more children. Through prayer and meditation we found hope and felt guided to a struggling mother who would be unable to keep her unborn child. She gave birth to two children whom we were able to adopt and raise as our own. We also felt guided in the youth of our marriage to bring into our home a foster son who was without parents. The love that developed between our family has blessed us today. We learned through our experience that God loves all of His children, and that he looks after them, no matter their circumstances. We believe in living prophets. We feel that their council comes from God himself. We recognize how the prophets' council protects us and helps to live a life that is free from so many typical social ills and concerns. We have our struggles, but we feel that we have the power and blessing of God that no matter what comes our way, it is absolutely for our good and all around improvement, as we follow the prophet. We are most grateful for the influence of Gospel of Jesus Christ in the lives of our children. They are postive influences amongst their peers and they are proving to be men and woman of great honor and morals.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been such a postive influence in my life, and that is why I am so grateful to be able to give back through service to others. Of all the ways I have been able to give back, the time I spent working with the teenage youth in scouting and youth programs has been the most rewarding. Time spent with teenagers was often designed to train and teach them how to set appropriate and worthwhile goals in the present and for the future. We spent much time in the outdoors cooking, cleaning dishes in make shifts kitchens, throwing knifes, swimming in rivers, removing burnt trees from local forest fires, laughing with one another, and sharing personal feelings. It is unique to see these young people growing up and getting married themselves, going to college, and having children. It really comes full circle. Now I am in a postion to extend opportunities to others to serve and have the unique blessings of working with and influencing our young youth. I serve currently as a Mormon Bishop. This I balance with my busy medical career and family life. Not easy, except for a very supportive and loving wife. We both feel gratitude for the stability and wonderful relationships with good people that our membership in the church brings. We love being with people within our local church, for their great cooking, and willingness to be so kind to us and our children. My faith also influences my work significantly. I have great faith in a loving Heavenly Father who desires the best for all of his children. I feel that compassion as I meet with all of my patients. I feel the struggles they have and feel personally responsible to help them feel their best. I feel unable to take advantage of any man and feel every desire to give them every advantage I can think of for their quick recovery. I believe my compassion as a physician is derived from the compassion I feel extended to me from my Saviour.