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Hi I'm Jon

I'm a father and husband I like guns, cars, motorcycles and airplanes I'm an aircraft mechanic and I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Southern California. My father was a 20 year Navy man so I've lived all over from California to Guam to Colorado, which I still call home. I'm the youngest of four children. I served a mission for the Mormon Church in Sacramento California. After which I went to school to become an aircraft mechanic and was hired by major airline in Georgia where I've lived now for 24 years. Other than being a father I enjoy photography, guns, motorcycles and studying history.

Why I am a Mormon

My father joined the church as a teenager. My mother joined after she was married to my father. My parents were not active until after they had children. Because my parents were new members there was not a lot of understanding of the church in my family. As a result by the time I went on my mission there were a lot of things I didn't know and my belief in the Mormon church had never been challenged, until I went on my mission. In the missionary training Center, I began to realize I didn't know the church was true. So one day as I studied alone I asked a simple question in an informal little prayer, is it true? I experienced such an overwhelming feeling of peace and love that in my heart I knew it was true. If you had been in that room with me you would not have noticed a thing except me bawling like a baby out of nowhere for no reason. Later while serving in the mission field other people started showing me questions and challenges about Joseph Smith and the book of Mormon. Some of these things made real sense to me and I became concerned about what I was doing. So much so that I started to wonder if the church really was true. Finally one day as I was saying my personal prayers I broke down and told my heavenly father that if I couldn't find answers to these questions I would have to go home, as I would have to admit the church wasn't true. I felt that same spirit overwhelm me that I felt in the missionary training Center, and these words were placed in my mind as if someone spoke but no voice was heard "remember what I did for you in the missionary training Center, I wouldn't have done that if you were not doing what I wanted you to do." The questions melted away, I don't remember them today but there was no question in my mind that this was heavenly father's church and he wanted me on that mission. Since then when questions arise I remember that day and I exercise faith in that spirit and know that answers come in the Lords time, but this church is true.

How I live my faith

For me living the gospel is difficult at times. I live my faith by trying to be the best father and husband I can, and by serving in the church. I try to help people when I can. I try to be generous when I give to the poor and people who are struggling. I try to be sensitive and compassionate to the pain and suffering I see in this world. I try to tell people about my faith and I try to show how much my faith has changed my life. I hope people can see the changes that the knowledge and understanding of what Christ did for us on the cross has made in my life. I still have plenty of faults and shortcomings but I try to make Christ my personal Savior by trying to live as Christ taught.