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Hi I'm Jonathon

I love being with my family. I enjoy sports and being active. I'm proud to be a member of the LDS church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family and I enjoy being active. We exercise and play a wide variety of sports together. It's fun doing these things but the best part is the time we get to spend together. We also enjoy traveling. As a family we have gone on several road trips, mostly to Utah, Idaho and throughout Washington. However, my wife and I have been to a few other places, our favorite so far is Australia. I recently completed a 6 year commitment with the USAF and have switched over to the reserves. I'm currently attending college course working toward a degree in the physical therapy field. I'm also raising 5 children with my lovely wife. Life gets stressful every now and then but the church gives me the strength to get through my trials. I apply what I learn in church and it helps me and my family. I've seen many blessings come from keeping the commandments and the covenants that I have made.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't have a great elaborate conversion story of why I'm a Mormon because most of my family members are Mormons so I was raised Mormon however, I do know this church is true. From the time I was very young, as early as 8 years old, I can remember feeling the spirit on several occasions testify that what I was hearing and feeling was true and very real. I've felt this impression in church meetings during talks, during songs, during lessons in class and even in everyday events like having a conversation about the church. I have a testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith. He is a true prophet. He saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I have a testimony that through the power of God Joseph Smith restored the true and full gospel of Jesus Christ to this Earth, the same gospel that was on the Earth when Jesus Christ was on the Earth. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know it is a true book that was translated by Joseph Smith through the power of God. The Book of Mormon is a true book about real people and I know that when we read it somehow life is a little easier to deal with. Reading the Book of Mormon can give you insight and strength that you cannot find anywhere else. I know that this church is true.This church is of God and lead by His living prophets though revelation. I know if we follow the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we will be blessed, we will be happier and we will be on the path to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the life to come. I'm grateful for my testimony and I'm proud to be a member of this church. I know I could not find greater joy or happiness anywhere else. I'm grateful for the sense of belonging and acceptance that I feel when I'm at church and around other members. I would be very lost if I did not have the church in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example of what I believe. Being in the military I'm not usually around other Mormons. Most of the people I know in the military drink alcohol, smoke, watch inappropriate media, talk about inappropriate things and have premarital sex; all of which I don't participate in, however I stand by my beliefs and I don't give into temptation or the occasional pressure to join in. I have the strength to do this because I pray in the morning, night and whenever I need extra help, I read my scriptures and write in a journal daily. I also work with our youngmens youth group with boys 12-18. I teach them on Sunday and I assist in their scouting each week. It's important for me to be an example to them and do what I'm teach them to do. I also do my monthly home teaching. Each person in the church is assigned a set number of families to visit each month in their home to deliver a spiritual message and to help them with anything that they may need help with. Doing all of these things strengthens my testimony of the church and gives me the strength to keep doing what I know is right. Another thing that gives me strength is having family home evening. Once a week we set aside time to have a spiritual lesson and an activity as a family. It strengthens our bond as a family and it invites the spirit into our home.