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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm an Oregonian. I love anything made of water that falls from the sky. I am a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a great home with two parents who both love me but at the same time are quite the opposite. We have our struggles, but the testimony that each of us has developed personally unifies us and spans all gaps of time and distance. I love the outdoors. I feel that besides family, this planet we call home is the greatest temporal gift that we have been given. We need to care for it so our kids, grandkids, and on beyond zebra can learn to love God's creation as well. I am currently attending college in Provo, UT. I love people. They stress me out, but I love them and try to do so more and more each and every day of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day saints to two incredible parents. They raised me well and taught me the Gospel. Just as all of God's children, I sometimes chose to live it. At other times, I did not. There came a time in my youth when I was just not happy and knew I could be happier. I turned to what my parents had taught me and tried to live it for my self. Just as Christ invites us in John 7:17 to live the doctrine to know of it's source (God or man...), I lived the Restored Gospel and I have seen/felt the fruits of that. Having a knowledge of my Heavenly Father has formed most of my views on life and mankind. I want all of my spiritual brothers and sisters to be just as happy or happier than I am. I know that by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, restored through Joseph Smith, all good things in this world can be accomplished. World Peace? Live the Gospel. End all wars? Live the Gospel. I am a Mormon because the Gospel answers all the questions to life. Plain and simple. I asked God and he told me and continues to tell me of the truth of the Gospel. You have to listen carefully, and you had better not do anything to plug up your spiritual ears. That is what kept me from hearing him talk back for oh, so long. This Church IS the same church that Christ established while ministering in Israel.

How I live my faith

I work hard for those who I know and love as well as those who I have not yet had the chance to meet. I recently returned from serving a two year LDS mission in dry old Arizona. I speak Spanish and I love the people. I currently am in transition with college and such. I hope to soon serve in a calling where I can teach and learn from others. I try to share my testimony as often as I can without being overbearing. I learned a bit about that in my two years as an Elder. I try my best to keep the commandments. When I mess up, I know that I can stand up again and use the Atonement by trying to change all over again. I think that sums most of it up...

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Jonathan
No. No. No. You can find Gospel truths and value on either side of the political spectrum. Members of the Church are found in every political party in every part of the world. Here in the U.S. we have examples such as Harry Reid, and Mitt Romney. Both are members of the Church. Both are on opposite sides of the political sphere. Both of the are children of God. Church members are very often very involved in politics, but the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter Day Saints does not take a side. Study it out, meditate it, and vote. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jonathan
We believe that it is indeed the word of God. It contains a record of Christ's earthly ministry, which is priceless in eternal value. We believe that is must be translated correctly, and we believe that we can know if what we read is true by asking God. That's how we can learn anything, really. I love the Bible. I feel the Spirit when I read it. And I LOVE that I have something else to back it up, the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less