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Hi I'm Jon

I've got me a great little family that I love. I work for a consulting firm. I think life is a precious gift.

About Me

I'm a father of 3 kids, two crazy boys and one sweet little girl. I have a beautiful wife that is very patient with me. Life isn't always easy and has thrown me (like everyone else) some curve ball, but I've been lucky enough throughout my life to maintain a vigor and enthusiasm for what life has to offer. I love to play flag football, I love to golf, and I love family get-togethers. When I was in high-school I performed in all the plays and musicals, I loved making the audience laugh. Throughout high school I dreamed of making it in showbiz. That dream was second (a far second) on the priority list below having a family. That is why I'm a consultant now; it was one of the best decisions of my life. I'm not the type of person that will be bored when I retire, there are so many things in life that interest me. It doesn't take me long to get involved in things. Raising a family (and my patient wife) has taught me how to prioritize the important things in life. I believe that you can have ANYTHING you want in this life, but I've learned that you can't have EVERYTHING you want. Right now in my life, my kids, the extra hours I put in at work, and serving in the church are my hobbies. I love seeing my kids grow up and I love laughing with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe the most important thing we do in our lives is learn to make good choices. As a kid growing up (and into my adult years), I observed and paid attention to how happy (or unhappy) people seemed to be. I tried to figure out why they were happy (or unhappy). I noticed a few consistent things with people who seemed happy: 1. They had many loving relationships (mostly family) 2. They gave of themselves, they helped other people 3. They had something to look forward to I decided when I was young, that I was going to invest my life into doing those things that brought happiness. Jesus Christ was the perfect example of how to live life in a way that brings joy. His gospel is a rock that I have been able to rely upon for guidance and comfort in this crazy (and often times sad) world. My life has turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be when I was a kid. My Mom left our family when I was 10-years old; the turmoil and drama that occurred in my life because of this created a void in my life. It made me feel the world wasn't a safe place and that I had to do things on my own. I have tried many things in my life to fill that void, and I'd always end up at the same place. Only my Savior has been able to fill that void in my life. Only when I let go of those things in my life that I THINK I need and turn my heart over to him, does the void go away. I love Him, I love having him in my life, and I know he will always be there for me. Although that situation when I was 10 has been so difficult for me, I thank my Heavenly Father often for it, because it has brought me to my Savior. It actually has saved my life. I am a mormon because time and time again I have had confirmation from the Holy Ghost that this is God's restored church. Joseph Smith was not a phony, he did what he said he did, I cannot deny that. The book of Mormon is my favorite book in the world, it is a true record and it has blessed my life over and over again.

How I live my faith

More than anything, I want my children to live a happy and enjoyable life. I want them to believe in themselves and love themselves. Insecurities have held me back from so many things in my life, and I want to do all that I can so that my children develop the confidence in themselves so that insecurities don't hold them back. I know that living by the principles of the gospel combined with parents/family members who truly care for them will give my kids the best shot of living a happy life. That is one of the reasons that I strive to live a Christ-like life myself. My family and I attend church each week and we strive to make Sunday a "family" day. A few years back, my wife and I decided that we put more effort into making Sunday a day unto the Lord. We don't work, we don't shop, we don't watch TV, we don't watch sports (that was a tough one for me), and we don't play video games. Rather, we rest and focus on doing things as a family. Since making this change, Sunday has become (by far) my favorite day of the week. Our kids have also mentioned how much they like Sundays with our family. At church I teach a class that people who are new to the church attend. I really enjoy doing this. One of my loves in life is to search for truth. It has been very important for me to question things if they don't make sense to me. Asking "why" questions combined with an open heart and a willingness to follow the truth when I found it has brought so much joy and fulfillment into my life. I love talking with my class about the gospel and I love it when we all walk out of there edified and desiring to follow Christ.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jon
Anything in my life that is of high value to me I have wanted to share with others. The gospel truths found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are of the highest value to us church members and that is why we put so much effort into proselyting. Show more Show less