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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm a lawyer, an soccer coach, and a dad. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a prosecutor for a small town in Yavapai County. I also represent people and companies in civil lawsuits. After being roped into coaching my daughter's soccer team last year, I liked it so much I volunteered to do it again the next year. I love the small town life in Prescott, Arizona. I am also the youngest of eight children, a mama's boy (or so my brothers say), and have over 25 nieces and nephews. I enjoy speaking Spanish -- my mother is from Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when she was 19. She taught us to believe in God and to believe that God answers our prayers. When I was about 12, I read the Book of Mormon. When I finished, I asked God whether the Book of Mormon was true. His answer came by the Holy Ghost, filling my heart with sweet, soft peace. I know God lives. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior. And the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church.

How I live my faith

When I pray sincerely, God helps me weather the challenges of the day. I read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon every day. I especially love the Old Testament. Every night, I read a scripture story to my girls and kneel and pray with them. It amazes me how much little girls can learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our family loves service projects. This year, we pruned rose bushes at a VA hospital, dug a trench for a drainage line, and helped weed at the local Boys and Girls Club. As a lawyer, I try to help people with smaller cases without charging them. I usually give more than 100 hours a year this way. At church, I help out with the men's organization.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost has been a friend and a teacher throughout my life. When I have an important choice to make, the Holy Ghost lets me know if it is a good or right choice. Sometimes, the Holy Ghost lets me know that I need to change something in my life. The Holy Ghost truly "will guide you into all truth." (John 16:13). The Holy Ghost's whisperings usually come as feelings (see Galatians 5:22) or thoughts, suggesting that I should do something. Show more Show less