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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a college student at Brigham Young University. I love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 23 year old student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I enjoy snow skiing, wakeboarding, playing tennis, basketball, and volleyball. I have 1 older sister, 4 younger brothers, a niece, and a nephew. Growing up I had the opportunity to move around a lot. I was born in Southern California and after only a few short years my family moved to Littleton, Colorado (just outside of Denver). From there we moved to Gilbert, Arizona (Phoenix area) and then headed to Provo, Utah. After a few short years in Provo my family found ourselves back in Gilbert right up until about the time for me to head off to college. When I turned 19 years old I had the chance to move to Goiânia, Brazil for 2 years to serve as a missionary for my church. While there, I was able to learn portuguese and make many lasting friendships. My time in Brazil truly blessed my life with opportunities to grow and experiences I will never forget.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS faith and have been learning its principles ever since I was young. Growing up I experienced peace each time I read The Book of Mormon, which would confirm to me of its truthfulness and of my Savior Jesus Christ's love for me. One of the strongest confirmations of my Savior's love for me came around the time I was preparing to serve my 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As Mormon's, it is encouraged that every worthy 19 year old serve a 2-year mission. A few short weeks before my mission, I found out that my mom was extremely sick and the doctor said she had a maximum of 2 years left to live. Seeing as how a mission is 2 years long and at best she would be around for another 2 years it was a struggle for me to know what I should do. Being raised in the church, I had learned a lot about the concept of faith. This was now the time for me to truly put it into action. The time came for me to head off to Brazil and I had decided to go forward with my commitment of serving a 2 year mission. After about a month and a half of studying the scriptures, praying, and learning how to become a more effective missionary, I experienced an overwhelming feeling that felt as if I was being personally comforted by my Savior Jesus Christ. In that moment I felt peace about serving a mission and that everything would be fine with my Mom back at home. Now, more than 4 years later, my Mom has had many miraculous things happen in her life and she is a living testimony that our Heavenly Father looks after his children.

How I live my faith

I currently attend my church meetings in Provo, Utah where I am a college student. In the congregation/ward that I attend, I am in charge of planning and carrying out ward activities, such as: BBQ's, talent shows, and other social gatherings. I do my best to live as Jesus Christ taught in the Bible and The Book of Mormon. Through personal experience I know that by living by His teachings we will live happier lives and be more enjoyable to be around. I also know that if we mess up, our Savior suffered for us all so that we can repent and come unto Him. This opportunity to wipe our slate clean and start anew is truly the greatest blessing He could give to us, and He has provided a way for us to do this because of the true, sincere love He has for each and every one of us.