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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm a first year law student eat the University of Nebrasks College of law, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father. Currently, I'm in my first year of law school. I love spending time with my wife and two-year old daughter. I love to be outdoors. I'm an avid outdoorsman, and do whatever I can to get out and explore this beautiful world. I love sports, both playing and watching.

Why I am a Mormon

We live in a confusing world. There are so many distractions that it can be hard to focus on what is really important. The church and its teachings help me to stay grounded. The church stresses the importance of the family unit, and that families can be together forever. At the center of the church's teachings is our Savior, Jesus Christ. He came into the world to redeem us of our sins and to show us how we need to live our lives. God has called prophets from the foundation of the world to teach us of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God continues to call prophets on the earth today. They lead and guide His church according to the teachings of Christ. I know that God calls prophets in our day to help us know how to live so that we can return to live with Him again. The Book of Mormon, along with the Bible, contain the Gospel we are to follow. I know that Jesus is my Savior, that the Book of Mormon is true, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God's church on the earth today. That is why I choose to be Mormon.

How I live my faith

For the last couple years I have helped in the Nursery of the church. Each Sunday we attend church meetings. As part of my duty, I watch some of the younger children so that their parents can attend classes and learn more of Christ. Each month, I, along with another member of the church, go into the homes of a couple families in our church to offer help and to share a short lesson of the Gospel. For two years, I lived in South America, teaching others of the Gospel of Christ and God's plan for us. I choose to live my faith each day by trying to follow the Savior's example.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jonathan
Many people think that every 19 year-old man is forced to go out into the lone world to serve a mission. Serving a mission is a choice. It is a privilege to get to leave your home in order to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was not forced by my parents or the church leaders to serve. I was honored to have the opportunity to share my beliefs with the wonderful people of Venezuela. Although it is encouraged, it is ultimately a choice that every member of the church makes for themselves. If he or she feels the desire to go, they can go. If somebody wishes not to serve, that is their choice and they are not looked at differently for not going. Show more Show less