What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Jon

I'm an avid sports fan, real estate professional and moonlight as a blogger.

About Me

I'm a happily married husband and father of 4 wonderful children. I spend my days valuing commercial real estate and love my free time with friends, family and serving the church and my community. As a Colorado native, I love spending time in the Mountains hiking, skiing or stressing out over the Broncos.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and when I was about 3 years old, I climbed up the organ pipes while my mother was speaking during a Sunday service. Despite my reluctance to sit still and listen, my parents were patient with me and always taught me to keep the commandments, respect others, give service and love God. From my childhood till now, the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ have kept me anchored and firm in the faith. Having a personal knowledge that I am a child of God and that Jesus loves me and paid the price for my sins is the most important thing I know. I'm grateful for the blessings of the Gospel which allow me to be sealed to my wife and children for all eternity.

How I live my faith

I currently work with the youth of our church and help them to build their faith in Jesus Christ. I also visit several families in the church on a regular basis and often work with other men in the church on local service projects. I served a mission in Boston MA, which changed my life forever. I learned the value of hard work and saw how following the Lord's commandments is essential to finding lasting peace in this life and salvation in the life to come. I love to teach and share what I know about the gospel with anyone that will listen. I find my greatest happiness in serving others and my family.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jon
In Malachi 3:8-10 the Lord asks for 10% of our increase to be given to his work. Those funds are used to help people across the world, many of whom are not of our faith. It is also used to spread the gospel and build up the kingdom. The Lord promises the windows of heaven will be opened to us if we are faithful in keeping this commandment. I know without a doubt that paying tithing has richly blessed my family's life in ways well beyond financial security. Instead of buying more things that we don't need to be happy, we are sharing what we have so others have opportunities for a better life. Sometimes it is a tremendous sacrifice, but one that is well worth it. I'm glad to give back 10% of the 100% the Lord gives me every day and in a small way show my gratitude to Him. Show more Show less