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Hi I'm Jonathen

I grew up mostly in Utah and Texas. I am a journalism major at Kilgore College and a ballroom dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 17-year-old journalism major working on my second year of college. I enjoy reading and writing and I like working with the newspaper. I have a love for music and I enjoy watching movies. I kind of play the piano. I enjoy ballroom dancing and want to try getting into ballet. My dad was Air Force until I was 5 years old, so I moved around a lot until that point. I went to three different kindergartens. I was teased out of school in 7th Grade for being "too nice." I like playing sports and hanging out with friends, though sometimes I have a bad habit of staying out a bit later than I should, and I have to be up at 4:30 a.m. so that I can get ready for my early morning gospel study class that starts at 6 a.m. I love socializing and I do have a love for the internet. I am a Boy Scout and I love it. I enjoy spending some of my free-time working a novel I am writing and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well, I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. I did grow up in the church, but it has not always been easy to be a member of the church, well, when I moved to Texas a few years ago. I know that Jesus died for us and that he atoned for our sins. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ side-by-side. I know that I can have my family when I pass on in this life to the next.

How I live my faith

I live it by by doing simple things like saying no to drinking tea and coffee and alcohol when my friends off, and they usually don't drink it either around me, never the alcohol. I go to my youth activities and I'm even a youth leader. I also attend my youth leader meetings and I am a stake youth representative for my ward. I attend church and I bless the sacrament every week that I'm there.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jonathen
Yes, Mormons are Christians. Think about it this way, our official name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jonathen
It doesn't hurt us to give back 10 percent to God when he has given us everything. The law of tithe is there for us to help his church grow. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jonathen
I can feel myself grow closer to our Heavenly Father when I pray and read my scriptures, as well as attend church. I can feel him when I do what I am supposed to do. Show more Show less