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Hi I'm Jason Whiteley

I was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, grew up in Bellevue, Washington and am now aattorney in Spokane, Washington.

About Me

While being a husband, father of three (plus the owner of a rather large dog), and attorney is enough to fill most days, my family and I try to fill our spare time behind our boat in the summer or on the ski hill in the winter. As an attorney, I have a passion for helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

Why I am a Mormon

While I can trace my Mormon roots back to the 1850s, I made the decision to remain a Mormon around my freshman year in college. I wasn't attracted to the fraternity life I knew I would be exposed to at many universities so I decided to attend my parent's alma matter, Brigham Young University. At the time, my level of interest in the Church was limited to fairly regular, though casual, attendance on Sundays with my family. During my first semester at BYU, I read the Book of Mormon regularly as homework for a required Book of Mormon class. While I didn't recognize it at the time, the "homework" caused me to make a number of fairly subtle changes to my life that, in total, brought me closer to God and caused me to question whether I should consider serving a mission like so many of my friends. I concluded that I would serve a mission if that is what God wanted me to do but that I would not serve unless I knew for sure that it was his will. After all, I had read more than once in the Book of Mormon that if you ask God in faith, he would answer and I had no interest in spending two years of my life in an endeavor that I merely hoped was his will. Through a series of what to me were unmistakeable answers to prayer during that freshman year, I came to know that God was real and that he wanted me on a mission. That settled the matter for me. Many years later, I view the decision to serve a mission as the pivotal moment of my life. Experience after experience since that time has confirmed for me that the Church and the Book of Mormon are exactly what they purport to be--as incredible as that may seem. Most of what I value in life, and for sure the things I value most, relate back in some way to my decision to serve a mission and my membership in the Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, albeit very imperfectly, by focusing on the 10 commandments, working on becoming a better husband and father, and constantly trying (and sometimes failing) to place the interests of other people ahead of or at least on par with my own. While the steady demands of career and family life don't leave room for dramatic contributions to my community or even the Church, I try to make small contributions when the occasion permits. I'm mindful that the greatest possible contribution I could make to the world is having a successful marriage and raising terrific kids. On those two counts I can say I'm at least making progress.