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Hi I'm Jonathan

I grew up in Hayden, Idaho. I'm a husband, a triathlete, a Detention Deputy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I consider myself to be a pretty average person. I went to college and got a basic degree. I'm married with no children yet. I'm a Deputy in the County Jail. My wife and I enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Most people would say that I'm a laid back person until they end up seeing me get into some kind of sport. I love the feeling of catching some air snowboarding, flying through the woods on an atv or dirtbike, shooting targets with any kind of firearm, or simple, laid back things like camping, hiking or learning a new hobbie.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with the teachings of the church and saw how the gospel of Jesus Christ truly can make a difference in lives. I played sports all growing up and saw how living a clean life can make a better athlete and person. I went on a mission to Brazil and was able to witness a change in the lives of many people. On my mission I was engulfed in prayer and scriptures and was able to feel the truthfulness of the gospel. With the constant prayer and scripture study I learned that if others wanted to know the same truths all they had to do is sincerely pray about them. With my profession as a Deputy in a jail, I see how drugs, alcohol, and violence are so common in today's society. I see how the decisions made daily are so crutial to where we end up and how important it is to have a foundation on Christ. Everyone makes mistakes and through Christ we can be forgiven. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the tools to return to our Heavenly Father. I know this to be true and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Working in an envirionment that can be crude, I try to be an example in everything I do. My co-workers are aware of my beliefs and why I don't participate in some of the activities or conversations they do. I don't judge them and am always there to answer any questions they may have. One of the things I'm very proud to do is teaching 4 and 5 yr. olds the gospel. Every Sunday I get to meet with these children and teach the basics.