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Hi I'm Jon

I have a beautiful wife, three beautiful children, I am a ballroom dance teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a family, the last of 11 chilren. My parents were of a religious nature, strongly devoted to God, and Jesus Christ. They taught me tremendous values, such as the importance of family, time with them, a genuine love for those around me, and so forth. I moved to Tulsa, OK to pursue a career in music to follow in the footsteps of, pretty much the rest of my family (brothers and sisters). But, I had already developed a previous passion for expressing myself through dancing! Over a course of three years, I recommited myself to my previous passion of dance, this time in a ballroom genre. I also continued to pursue music. I met my mother-in-law to be, at the ballroom studio I worked out of, (in which case she introduced me to her daughter)! Luckily, she saw something in me worhty of her daughter! My wife and I now have three terriffic children, and a successful ballroom studio, (family ran and operated)! I am particularly thankful for following my initial passion, of teaching ballroom dance for many reasons. One of which, is because of how it relates to the gospel in so many ways! I am able to learn and practice principles of the gospel everyday!

Why I am a Mormon

I had always enjoyed going to church and enjoyed learning from the scriptures! I found myself feeling empty and apprehensive when attending various churches. In Tulsa, OK there is a church on almost every corner! Personally, I couldnt find a sense of peace that I suppose I was looking for. So I decided to stop trying! I missed the church atmosphere, but not enough to compromise my current testimony at that time. So after knowing my mother-in-law to be for quite some time, and getting to know her daughter on a friendship level, I had a few discussions with them about their membership of the church. They had mentioned a few things that had caught my attention and curiosity, and also seemed relative to some of the deep down questions I'd had. Easter time came around, and they decided to invite me to church with them, in which case, my first attendance to the church was General Conference! There, I had met the missionaries, and gained their aquaintance. I found that I had enjoyed the meeting, well enough to attend at later times as well! I found question after question I'd had, being answered! I gave up smoking with the help of the missionaries, and they helped me in other times of need as well with a cross-town move I had to make! Once I was baptized, I was asked by the bishop, "What had impressed me most about the gospel?" and my reply was, and still is...That I have yet for a question to go unanswered! I am constantly learning of my Father in Heaven's plan for me! I know that He simply wants me to be happy! But I suppose, that it is through many, various opportunites among His other children, my neighbors, brothers, and sisters in the gospel, that makes this plan come into effect! I'm thankful for the life and love of our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ! I'm thankful for the blessings they share with me as I strive to follow Christ's expamle! I am truly thankful for the scriptures and all that they offer to my testimony of my Savior!

How I live my faith

How I live My Faith, is primarily through accountability! I know that I have many great things yet to learn, which is humbling, to say the least! I live my faith through thankfulness! Prayers! Scripture Study! Day to day interaction with others! Teaching, sharing, and loving those around me! I try to be an example, hopefully a good one, but always knowing that I should be a better one! I am tremendously thankful for the standards of the church and of our Heavenly Father! I love one particular quote from the Prophet, Joseph Smith Jr... "John Taylor, the third President of the Church, reported: "Some years ago, in Nauvoo, a gentleman in my hearing, a member of the Legislature, asked Joseph Smith how it was that he was enabled to govern so many people, and to preserve such perfect order; remarking at the same time that it was impossible for them to do it anywhere else. Mr. Smith remarked that it was very easy to do that. 'How?' responded the gentleman; 'to us it is very difficiult.' Mr. Smith replied, ' I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves.'" (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Chapter 24 Leading in the Lord's Way; Pg 284). So, everyday I live my life, knowing what is expected of me, through the learning of correct principles, so that I may govern myself accordingly, this allows me to be in check quite regularly! I love the gospel, and my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I am continually thankful for His love and patience with me!