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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a father, husband, software engineer. I'm a PC. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second son of a second son of a second son of a second son. I grew up as a geeky, introverted book worm. I discovered computer programming at a very young age and have passionately pursued it since as a career and a hobby. I grew up and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Florida, served a Mormon mission in Arizona, attended college and married a talented woman in Utah, and we are now raising a family in Western Washington. I enjoy the beautiful scenic vistas the Earth provides. I am fascinated with all kinds of technology. The capstone to my geekiness is my love for Star Wars.

Why I am a Mormon

The first time I recall the gospel making a difference in my life was at age four when I was asked to be the "oldest" sibling. My older brother, whom I was very close with, passed away. It was the doctrine of resurrection for all (made possible by Christ's own resurrection) and the doctrine of eternal families that provided me peace and assurance at that time. Time passed and I endured the teenage years like any other young man - trying to please the parents I loved while experimenting with independence and questioning everything. I recognized and appreciated how living the principles taught by the Church seemed to bring stability to my life and kept me out of trouble. I sought out and had enough Spiritual experiences to know that God loved me and that Christ was my Savior. I continue to find wisdom in the messages from the Prophets and Apostles. I continue to have spiritual experiences and receive inspiration from the Holy Spirit on various matters in my life. I find strength and motivation to make changes in my life that bring me closer to the Savior. My faith allows me to see the miracles that occur. And besides all that, I’ve never found another organization that elevates women as highly, has as solid and consistent a spine on moral issues, promotes responsible and active citizenship, encourages community involvement and service work, teaches and requires personal responsibility by making and keeping promises made before God, and brings men and women closer to God by personal sacrifice and the exercise of faith.

How I live my faith

At home, I take responsibility for the well-being of my family. I respect and love my wife. I work hard to provide a living for my family so that my wife can focus her energies on teaching and playing with our children, doing service work and developing her talents. We set aside dedicated family time. We teach our children to love God and to serve one another. I strive to maintain a close relationship with God through prayer and scripture study to be an anchor for my family and an example to my children. In the community, I am honest with my employer. I am kind and patient with everyone I talk to and strive to be encouraging and uplifting. I look for opportunities to perform small acts of kindness for others. I donate time and money to various charities. For the church, I volunteer in various capacities. I teach the gospel to men in our congregation and provide counsel on becoming better husbands and fathers. I visit struggling families and provide spiritual guidance and organize efforts to offer temporal assistance. I attend services in our chapel and in our temples.