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Hi I'm Jason

I am from Spanish Harlem. I work in the non-profit industry. I am a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in New York City. I grew up in El Barrio, a.k.a. Spanish Harlem. My mother is from Puerto Rico and my dad from the Dominican Republic. I attended undergraduate school in Colorado and currently am currently a part-time student in a graduate program focusing on Higher Education Administration. I have been married for three years and have a beautiful baby girl.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent a great deal of my childhood in and out of foster homes. During those years I came into contact with a variety of churches. While some teachings were similar across faiths, others were different. By the time I was a teenager and was living with my family again, I had many questions about God, my purpose and hope. After learning about Jesus Christ and his teachings and God's plan for us through two missionaries, I gained a small testimony, decided to be baptized and follow Christ. I chose to join the church because I knew it was the right thing to do. Each time the LDS missionaries would visit my home there was a peace and joy that accompanied them. It was the same exact experience when I attended meetings or ventured to read the Book of Mormon. My testimony and understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ continues to grow today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first and foremost through my family. Although we are not perfect, my wife, child and I on a daily basis strive to center our lives around Christ. This is not an easy task since there are many things that compete for our attention (i.e. work, school, friends, family) but it helps us to put everything into perspective. We try to do something at least once a day that helps us to remember that we are children of God. We do this by reading scriptures, praying, and sing hymns or church music. Sometimes during dinner we talk about something we are grateful for that day. I love to sing and participate in the choir of my local congregation. In the past, I have worked with the youth of the church by teaching lessons and facilitating fun activities during the weekday. As a convert to the Mormon Faith, I also enjoy getting to know those who are either new to or learning about the church.