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Hi I'm Jon Williams

I've grown up, lived in San Diego, and now I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jonathon Larry Williams, I go by Jon. I am happily married to a beautiful wife of 5 years and we have three amazing children. I am currently enlisted in the USAF, (Active Duty) and an A1C, if you don't know the Air Force rank structure, don't worry about it. I am not attending college until this coming fall and would like any advice on what degrees are out there. My hobbies are exercising, reading scriptures, playing with my kids and watching movies. My interests are learning foreign languages (took French in High School), obtaining the Melchizedik priesthood, and learning how to be more charitable at church, with people and in our community.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe in the gospel, our prophets and our church. I was baptized later in life at the age of 20, in San Diego, Ca. My wife Melissa was born and raised in the church and was a big influence on some of the reasons why I started attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I owe her and all of the members of the church a great debt of gratitude for being patient with me and teaching me in understanding all of our churches' values and beliefs. When I was growing up, I always felt like their was something missing from my life wether it be a strong supportive family or a need from something greater than myself. I realized when I found Melissa that my spiritual cup was empty and needed to be filled. I started attending Seminary on and off at her church from the time I was 15-18. I also attended Sacrament, and Sunday School with her during those years. It made me feel whole whenever I attended church with her and what seemed a long time wanted to be a part of the LDS religion. At that time there was a lot of contention between my mom and I on our values, beliefs and the fact that I was starting to date, I felt like she would disapprove and I would have no support from my family. I felt, if I were to be baptized in high school it would be a huge barrier between my parents and I. I didn't want them to deny me of my faith in our church and tell me I was making the wrong decision. After I had joined the Air Force went through BMT and technical school, I finally felt ready to be baptized at the age of 20. Initially, I felt nervous, scared and excited all at the same time when I was standing with my father-in-law Don Dana Hollenbeck in the baptismal font but, at the same time I felt really honored to be baptized by who I now consider an awesome and amazing father. Once, I was baptized a sense of comfort, relief and satisfaction filled my body and spirit and I felt like a great weight was lifted from me. It was the beginning of my life.

How I live my faith

As of today, I currently do not have any callings, I try to participate as much as I can in church activities and would like to start home teaching. I have only passed Sacrament three times, once while I was deployed in Iraq and have recently felt a stong urge to bless the Sacrament. More to come...

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jon Williams
While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. I believe in this statement whole-heartedly, as a convert I know my extended family can be made stronger through my love and faith in the gospel. I found Jesus Christ and our Heavenly father through the church and know that I can return to him if I believe in Him, have faith, live rightously and teach my family. Show more Show less