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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up on a farm in Eastern WA. I'm an accounting/finance guy, father of 5 & husband to my best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for over 16 years after having been set up on a blind date and now have 5 wonderful kids. Prior to my wife and I meeting, and following a year of college in Southern Idaho, I accepted an opportunity to serve a 2 year mission for the Church in England where I learned a great deal about myself and about Jesus Christ and His Church. This 2 year experience has proved to be a very significant event in my life and I look forward at some point to the opportunity to serve another mission with my wife. I've spent my career so far working mostly in healthcare accounting and finance. I enjoy trying to stay in reasonably good shape through running, playing a bit of volleyball, and enjoying a variety of other activities. I must admit that I especially enjoy just being at home with my family. We spend a lot of time with the kids in various sporting events (especially volleyball and running) and band performances. I like a large variety of foods and I'm lucky enough to have a wonderful cook as my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had several experiences that have helped me to feel very strongly about the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe very much in the Holy Ghost as the Comforter and as the messenger of truth. I have prayed on many occasions where I have felt inspiration from God very directly. At times I have been directed to visit someone who obviously needed help and at other times have had words come to my mind as to things to say that have been the exact things that have ended up helping others. I feel very good inside as I try to follow the commandments of God and I know that He loves us all. I believe that His plan for us is that each of us gain the greatest joy possible and I believe that He has shown us exactly how to do that through the "commandments" he has given us. I know that as I serve in the Church and as I try to follow the commandments, including guidance of prophets and apostles today, it brings me great joy. I love the Gospel very much and am very grateful for my knowledge of it.

How I live my faith

I have had opportunity to fulfill many different roles within the Church and can't think of one that I didn't enjoy. I especially enjoy the Church's home teaching program where most male members of the Church are paired up and are asked to visit, at least monthly, and help a few families within our ward and regularly share a message of hope and encouragement with them. Female members have a visiting program also. I enjoy being able to get to know the various members and especially enjoy learning about the variety of backgrounds they come from. I am regularly amazed by different circumstances that people have experienced. I very much enjoy opportunities to work with the youth, such as taking them to the Temple to perform baptisms for those who didn't have opportunity to be baptized while on the earth, to teach them and to participate in various activities with them. I enjoy trying to be a bit of a mentor. I think that one of the most important ways that I try to live my faith is through the efforts I make at home to be a good father and husband. My wife and I have developed a few habits in our family that we feel are very important, including daily scripture reading as a family, daily family prayer, weekly family home evening (where we rotate giving lessons, conducting the events of the evening, selecting some songs to sing, selecting who will say opening and closing prayer, sharing a scripture, leading an activity and providing a treat). My wife and I pray morning and night together and individually, and daily pray for our kids and for others around us. I feel strongly that it is through small and simple things, such as those that I've just described, that great things occur.