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Hi I'm Jason

I am a Father of four awesome children and a husband to my very best friend.

About Me

Hello! This is a bit awkward to write about myself. I guess one thing about me is that I'm a little bit shy. Or a lot shy, depending on who you ask. I am lucky to have a really good family. My children are wonderful and have taught me so much. My wife is perfect for me and I could never say enough kind things about her – which she would certainly not dispute. I love the outdoors, but grew up in the big city. I thoroughly enjoy reading and learning, the occasional power nap, and a family movie night. I try to exercise daily, and sometimes actually enjoy doing it. I get headaches when I eat too much sugar, which is unfortunately anything beyond one cookie. Other than the lack of treats, life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not like being a part of some club, or a hobby that you enjoy to pass the time. For me, it’s about truth. I live my faith – not because it sounds good, or happens to jive with my philosophy of life – but because it is real. There are so many distractions in this crazy world of ours; so many supposed paths to happiness. For me, the real path; the one that actually leads to true joy and peace is the doctrine of our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. I believe that the fullness of that doctrine, in all its beautiful clarity, is found in the Church to which I belong – as well as the authority to act in God’s name. I have tested it, I have lived it, and I know from my own experience – as well as considerable prayers and fasting – that it is the truth. For that reason, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith to the fullest. It’s not always easy – but it is always worth the effort. It is not just a nice tradition, like celebrating Christmas or Halloween. It is my life. When I fail, I get back up. I believe in the grace of God and in the redeeming power of the Savior. My part is to do my best, and rely upon the mercy and help of Christ to get through the challenges, the mistakes, and the setbacks. My greatest aspiration is not wealth or fame, but to be a sincere and real disciple of Christ. I don’t mean just a follower or believer in name only, but in how I think, feel, and behave. That goal is the driving force with how I live my faith.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I absolutely believe that God continues to work through a prophet to lead and guide us today. For me, it is beautiful and simple. I consider God to be perfect in every way, and perfection is unchangeable. I am sure that many people of the past viewed the prophets around them with skepticism and doubt. And yet, the prophets were still there, directing, and calling the people to repentance. That is how God did things back then, and being a perfect and unchangeable being, must certainly do so now. I consider the people of the present to be just as valuable to God, just as desperate for his guidance - if not more so. For me, the Prophet Thomas S. Monson, is a tangeable representation of the love that God has for all of His children. How wonderful it is to receive direction and counsel from him, and to trust that his teachings are the very things that our Heavenly Father would have us know today. Show more Show less