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Hi I'm Jonathan

I was born and raised in Houston. I'm almost a Marriage Counselor. I'm a big Texas Tech football fan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Jonathan. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas where I loved to play basketball anytime. I'm a husband going on 11 years and a father of five vigorous children. I'm almost a family therapist, I love to listen to many types of music, and, with my wife, I love to watch movies that have a good ending. I have this personal "inspiration" filter that I use to carefully select my favorite songs. Ya know, those songs that just strenghthen your spirit and you can just feel, really feel, the power from the soul of that person. I love finding a new song that adds another mark to my masterpiece of mental poetry. I find strength through every heartbeat whether I'm near to or far from my wonderful, my strong, my lovely, my wife!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I feel within my heart that I belong to His church. That is the thing, it is not my church, it is not our church, it is the Church of Jesus Christ. He restored His church, and He is the only one who truly understands what we are all experiencing. He knows what I've been through, regardless of how easy my life might seem to some. From birth to death, and beyond, he will always understand me and who I am: his younger brother and a child of our Father in heaven. I have come to know the fullness of His gospel through those families who did their best to follow the Lord in the scriptures. There are so many ways the Lord's word inspires us all. By reading the Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible, I keep learning how the Lord teaches me, personally, to stay on his path. Regardless of our talents or our careers, I know we can find his path by doing our best. He truly does make up for the rest of our sins as we do our part. I can never thank Him enough, my dear Savior! It is amazing how one can feel so humbled and at the same time feel so strenghthened. He is my Redeemer. I have learned to see how much He helps me. I feel His love calling for me through my family calling for me to spend time with them. Those moments when I show that I genuinely care are the moments when I allow His spirit to touch my spirit. Whether it be singing my heart out after my oldest brother died, hearing about the overwhelming compassion of the prophet Joseph Smith, feeling the eternal strength of my beautiful wife, hearing the comforting laughter of anyone in my family, or feeling His pure words uplift me, I can feel His powerful hand in my life.

How I live my faith

First of all, my faith comes out the most in my home. We love to have pictures the Savior, our family, temples of the Lord, and quotes that inspire us and remind us of what is most important. Our family has a huge meaning. We love to spend time visiting them as often as possible. I remember, as a youngster, when my cousins (also Mormons) would come to visit or we would visit them. I never wanted to leave nor them leave from our house. We just gained so much strengtrh from each other. We strive to teach our children what it means to love and forgive like the Savior would. We look forward to our family night on Mondays (sometimes Tuesdays). We like to watch mormon messages, read from the scriptures a little (with small children cannot last long), watch videos about the lives of people in the scriptures, and then have a treat. We pray and read from the scriptures every night. At work I just try to respect others the way I would liek to be respected. My own name truly influenced me at a young age. When I read about the great love Jonathan had for David, I decided I wanted to be a strong faithful friend to all of my loved ones. So, anywhere I go, I try to be a good friend to all. On Sundays, the Lord helps me to teach Sunday School for the Gospel Doctrine class. We are currently studying the New Testament in Romans. One of my wife's favorite scriptures is Chapter 8 in Romans. Yep, the whole chapter. I love to hear the voice of Paul as I read how passionate he was for good. I take the truth I have learned about how families work in the "therapy" world, and the truth that Paul has written, and we gain much strength through hearing the real-life experiences of the class. There is much peace that we receive as we are edified together. I cannot explain the spiritual strength that I find through hearing down to earth stories from all those in every class. I support our family and my wife in her leadership role as Young Women President. The youth!