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Hi I'm Jason

Athlete, Coach, Graduate student, avid reader, IT professional, Husband, Father or 5 with teenagers, and I am a Mormom.

About Me

I love learning and am an avid reader. I have an interest in so many things it keeps me busy just reading. I grew up playing sports like baseball, basketball, and football. I enjoyed football and still play on a recreational team. I have 5 children, two girls and 3 boys. Most of all my free time is spent doing things with them and my wonderful wife. I work as an IT professional consulting and offering solutions. All these keep my busy and working hard to maintain a balanced life.

Why I am a Mormon

Not because my parents joined when I was young, though that is a great story. I have a living testimony that this is what God wants me to do. After my first year of college football I had to make a decision whether I should go on a mission. I refused to go unless I could honestly say "I know this is Heavenly Fathers church". I had read the Book of Mormon and knew much of its teachings, but I just didn't feel comfortable saying "I KNOW". For weeks I prayed and prayed with what seemed like no results. Finally driving home one day on a motorcycle I began to ponder what difference being a member has had on my family. I thought of all the blessings I have had, the teachings, the people, and where I would be if I had not joined the church. I realized how lucky I was and I felt so happy inside. I started smiling right there as I rode home. It was then that I knew that this is HIS church and that I knew I could tell other people it would make them happy as well. I knew I would serve a mission and that I could tell others I know this is Gods church. The next thing I remember I was laying in a hospital bed. I couldn't move my body and I could barely breathe. A doctor leaned over and told me I was in a motorcycle accident and I had many broken bones including some ribs and one had punctured my right lung. The next procedure was a chest tube which caused so much pain it was unbearable for me. The tube is inserted between the ribs and into the lung. The pain was so great I wanted to die and asked God if he would let me die or take the pain away. Immediately i felt a warmth in my stomach which grew until my whole body was warm and the pain was gone. Shortly afterward I received a priesthood blessing before going into surgery for my other injuries. My surgeries we successful and I remained in intensive care for 10 days. My recovery was faster than normal; however it still was another year before I left for my mission to Macon Georgia. I told them "I knew it" and I still do.

How I live my faith

I loved working with the Cub Scouts in the Webelos den where my oldest son is. Now I have the opportunity to work as an advisor with the 16 to 18 year old young men. I love teaching lessons and relating spiritual things to everyday life. It helps me to keep young by playing all the athletic games with them. I like being a part of the Boy Scouts of America and receive lots of training on how to help these young men.