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Hi I'm Jason

I am a father of five. I'm an aspiring lawyer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After graduating from college, I knew I wanted to go to law school. However, that plan was sidetracked and didn't end up going for two more years. This wasn't all that bad because, in the meantime, I was able to meet my future wife. This was a unique relationship because she was recently divorced with a very sweet two-year old boy. I knew this would be a different relationship than I had imagined, but it was well worth the risk. After my first semester of law school, we were married and began our new life together, all three of us. Now, after graduating law school and working back in my hometown, we have two more boys and one girl who are all full of energy and enthusiasm. We are also expecting our second girl. I talk about my family most because they are my hobby. I enjoy spending time with them, whether it is just going to a park to chase each other around or just watching them wrestle each other at home.

Why I am a Mormon

Initially, the reason for my faith was because my parents were Mormon. I was baptized when I was eight years old. As time passed, however, I grew up and had to make my own decision as to what I believed. I had to decide whether I believed in what I had been taught or whether I would seek out different beliefs. My parents didn't force me into any decision, but allowed me the liberty to choose. I will say, though, that the most important tool in helping me know what was true was the Book of Mormon. This book contains the records of an ancient people who lived in the Americas. When I was 19 years old, I remember reading the Book of Mormon, and coming upon a particular verse that explains how I can know for myself whether it is true or not. It explains how I must ask of God, after reading it, with a heart truly ready for an answer. After doing so, the Spirit of God will let tell me whether or not it is true. I decided to do so. I closed my eyes and just asked a simple question. Is it true? After doing so, I felt a new feeling I had never received before. At that instant, I knew it was the Spirit of God telling me that the Book of Mormon was true. What was so great about that moment was that upon learning the veracity of the Book of Mormon, I knew this was the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I then knew that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in a grove of trees in 1820. Only in this Church could I find the complete truth here upon the Earth.

How I live my faith

One unique aspect of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the donations that each member has the opportunity to make to the local congregation. Each Sunday, I have the wonderful opportunity to organize and manage these donations. These funds primarily consist of tithing, where we can donate one-tenth of our income. These funds are then dispersed, allowing the Church to construct church buildings and temples or print Books of Mormons to distribute, to name a few. The magnificent aspect about my role is that I get to fully understand the parable Jesus Christ taught about the widow's mite. The widow, being very poor, had a great amount of faith to donate her last mite, essentially all she had. Participating in the finances strengthens my faith, as I donate my tithing funds to the Church.