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Hi I'm Jason

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I study Physics at ASU and plan on making a living as a high school physics teacher. I love music and have played in rock bands for most of my adult life. I'm happily married with a daughter on the way. I drive a 1980 Volkswagen Vanagon. Most people don't realize I'm Mormon until I tell them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised mostly without religion with a bit of Non-denominational Christianity sprinkled in here and there. Even still, religion always fascinated me and I thought a lot about the origin of man and our purpose in life. By my late teens, I was rather satisfied with believing that there was no God at all or any real purpose in life. Nevertheless, I was happy with my life. My family was and still is my foundation. Since my conversion, my wife and her family are sometimes confounded by the happiness and stability my family has shown not having the Gospel in their lives. Although I was content with life as an atheist, I was blessed with an ability to view life around me from outside of my perspective. It didn't take long for me to see that the way of life that had become the norm for the world around me was not the life I wanted to live. It was around this time when I met a Mormon girl that would cause me to question my beliefs. At first, her religion seemed complicated, yet I saw no harm in it. Her religion was built around volunteers, donations, service, and Jesus Christ. It was a life seperate from the world, yet within the world. I was given a Book of Mormon and I learned about Joseph Smith Jr. I soon came to believe that what Joseph Smith Jr. said and taught was true, be it seemingly unbelievable. As I continued my research into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I could not find flaw in its Doctrine. I could find flaw in its members because all people are imperfect, but I could not find flaw in the Doctrine. When I followed the Church's teachings, I noticed that I was becoming a better and more complete person. I was becoming the person I wanted to be and I knew that I wanted to be Mormon. I joined the Church in Seattle, Washington. It has been a wonderful life since.

How I live my faith

When I was baptized, I promised to take upon myself, the name of Jesus Christ, and to live all of God's commandments. Each week, I go to Church and I make this promise again. I take this promise seriously. My hope is that when people know me, they know Christ. Similarly, Jesus Christ taught, "If ye had known me, ye should have know my Father also" (John 14:7). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints enables me to work with other believers, as an organization, to help others in ways I could not do alone. One example of how I am able to reach out to others is "home-teaching". Each month, I visit 4 to 5 families to share a message or to help with any needs they might have. Not only can all adult members be assigned numerous families to visit, but all members can also be assigned a duty or calling. My calling is Sunday School President. My duties include organizing Sunday School each Sunday and helping to improve the overall teaching quality at my Church. Besides my Church duties, I also read Scriptures and say prayers often. I also donate 10 percent of all my income to the Church which helps our members most in need tremendously. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not always an easy task as I am asked to do all I can to help others, nor should it be. As a side-effect of the service I give, I feel peace and happiness beyond measure. I am not perfect, but my Faith helps me strive to become better.