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Hi I'm Jonathan

I am a graduate student studying international affairs. My wife and I are expecting our first child in January. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married man. My wife and I have been married for a little over two years, and it is great! I was born in Utah, but I grew up in Southern Texas. Because of my time in Texas, I am addicted to Mexican food, breakfast tacos in particular. My Hispanic heritage comes from my father. He was born and raised in Chile, but he came to the United States to study. He went to the same ward as my mom. They got married, and I soon came in to the picture as the first of three children. When I grew up, I decided to serve a mission for the Lord, and I was sent to Panama. It was an amazing two years where I got to see how Jesus Christ's teachings can transform people's lives. Right now I am studying international affairs in grad school. I find it super interesting, and I hope I can find a job in that field one day. In my spare time, I play tennis, watch college sports, read science fiction, and play the occasional video game.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky to have parents that taught me about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. They showed me by example how obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ was not a burden but a source of happiness. They gave me a foundation that I have been able to build upon as I have become an adult and started living on my own. I have found that through prayer and obedience to the commandments of the Jesus Christ I can have a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father. The blessings that come with this relationship have brought me more peace and happiness then I could have imagined. The restored gospel has taught me that if I do the best I can, the atonement of Jesus Christ has made it possible for me to return the the presence of my Heavenly Father. Not only is it possible for me to return, but I can return hand in hand with my wife, my future children, my siblings, and my parents. I know Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I know he has restored his true church as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know he has called a modern day prophet and twelve apostles. I know the Book of Mormon is a true book that compliments the teachings in the Bible. These and so many other reason combine to be why I am, and always will be, a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means not separating what I learn at church from how I life day to day. I am no were near perfect, but I try to improve everyday. At home, this means doing all I can to treat my wife with respect and love, and supporting her in her endeavors. At school, it means being honest, treating others with respect, and maintaining my standards. At church, I am part of the ward leadership that looks out for the welfare of all the members of the ward. In sum, being Mormon affects everything in my life.