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Hi I'm Jonathan

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a husband and father. I am a dialysis nurse and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing a lot of video games with my four brothers. Now that I'm married and have one kid, I don't have much time to play games. Although I still enjoy computers, I have started a hobby in which I am learning to write programs for the Android operating system. You may wonder why a person with such an interest in programing would go to school to become a nurse. I had an interest in healthcare and the tech industry, but when I graduated high school the dot com bubble just popped and there was a surplus of programers but there was a major nursing shortage. My daughter is 10 months now and she is trying so hard to learn to walk. I enjoy helping her practice around the house. I enjoy spending time with my family playing board and card games.

Why I am a Mormon

Originally I am a Mormon because my mother was. But don't think I didn't have a choice in the matter. My father does not share this belief and my mother has not been to church in many years. I went to church with my grandma just because it seemed like a good idea. I kept going and later went on a mission never doubting if the church was true. But the miracles I witnessed on my mission and more so after have helped me know that the church is true and the Priesthood of God is on this earth. About 3 years ago my older brother suffered a major stoke which put him in the hospital for 3 weeks fighting for his life. I remember the the night he went to the hospital. He was having trouble keeping his balance. The next night, we had gotten word that his situation was worse than excepted. All my brothers, my mom, and several uncles and aunts met at the hospital to see my brother. While we were in the family waiting room the neurosurgeon came in to give the bad news. He told us the stroke was very bad and my brother's head was swelling from pressure. He would have to preform emergency brain surgery or my brother would die that night. If he preformed the surgery and my brother lived, he would at best never walk again at worst be a quadriplegic with extremely limited cognitive ability. We decided to go with the surgery. Just before he was to go in we gave him a Priesthood blessing that he would be healed and walk again. The recovery took a very long time but six months later my brother walks, drives, and has returned to his old job as an electrician. The surgeon did not believe this was the same patient, my brother had made an almost complete recovery and that was truly a miracle.

How I live my faith

I help teach the boys ages 12 to 17. I also visit three families in the ward to check on their well being. I go to church every Sunday. I read the scriptures and pray daily by myself and with my family. I try to consciously follow the example set by our Savior Jesus Christ in all my dealings with my fellow man.