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Hi I'm Jason

I am a father and husband, I love the outdoors and sports and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful woman, who for the past 16 years has inspired me to be better today than I was yesterday. I love her and hope that I am as good a husband to her as she is a wife to me. I am a father of four children (1 girl, 3 boys), they keep my very busy with school, sports and music programs. Like most parents I want to have perfect children, but as we all know life happens! My family has the normal struggles that come from living in our society, I worry about my children and hope they making good friends and choices. I rely on the knowledge that I have taught them to be good people, that they understand right from wrong and that they can make the right choices even when faced with great pressure. I love anything to do with the outdoors, camping, hiking, swimming, fishing and hunting, skiing, sledding etc. It doesn't matter the season (or weather), there is always something to do outside! Playing and coaching sports is also a passion of mine, so much that I have even watched putt golf tournaments on TV (my wife loves this about me). I am also a bit of a prankster and love getting a good laugh out of people. I enjoy working with my hands and am always looking for the next yard or construction project to work on. I am an engineer and love math and science, I was the first person on my family to graduate from college and have taught my children the value of education and setting of goals.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young boy I would go to work with my dad, he was a carpenter and he would assign me odd jobs around the work-site to keep me busy. One of the jobs I was given was to tend the fire where we would burn the scrap wood. My dad would always warn me to not touch anything that was in the fire because I could get hurt, however, one day I forgot his warnings and grabbed a small piece of wood near the fire that was partially burned. Unknown to me there were hot coals on the underside of the burned wood so when I grabbed it I burned my hand. I recall that I did not cry, I was more worried that my dad would be upset with me than anything else, that is when I remembered my parents teaching me about prayer and that God would answer us if we needed help. I said a small prayer and felt a great peace and warmth come into my heart, I was inspired to go to the creek and grab a stone and hold it in my hand, I can still feel how cold the water was and how holding that stone took the pain away. I then went to my dad and explained to him what had happened, I told him not to worry because God told me what to do and everything was going to be fine. I knew then that God lived, that He was real and that He loved me. I knew that I could rely on Him and that He would never leave me alone. I also knew that I wanted to have that feeling of peace and comfort with me forever and I could have that if I was faithful to God and His commandments. I have remembered that feeling my whole life, when I have felt alone, sad, discouraged or depressed I recall this experience I had as a young six year old boy and know that God and His son Jesus Christ are there and that we are not alone.

How I live my faith

As a father and husband I work each day to teach my family to be good Christians, to love their neighbors and forgive those that hurt or offend them. We try each day to pray as a family and read from the scriptures. I encourage my children to make a difference in their schools by treating others with kindness and looking for those that may need a kind word, smile or a friend. I strive to treat all people, regardless of religion, nationality, or color, as children of God and as how I would want to be treated. I serve in the church as the secretary for my bishop, he is the leader of our ward (congregation). Each week I dedicate Sunday and one or two weeknights to helping him minister to the members of the ward. I have found great joy in helping others, many of whom have lost their faith, change their lives and come to know Jesus Christ and the great love that He has for all of us. I volunteer in my community as a coach with the local peewee association for football and basketball. I love working with young boys and girls, seeing them set goals and achieve more than they thought they could. My wife and I are also involved in the parent teacher association and volunteer to help with the local schools. There are so many wonderful young people in this world and I have found it to be very rewarding to help them become good young adults.