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Hi I'm Jason

I was born in Montana. My family thinned trees for the forest service for two summers which gave me a love for the mountains.

About Me

I'm a 40 something year old that refuses to "grow up." I love to go fast on or in anything motorized. I have way too many cars according to my wife and kids. I love dirt biking. I mechanic for fun, to help out friends, and sometimes in snow storms. When the need arises. I work with cancer patients for a job. I work with scouts for fun. And I'm a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised 11 children with the awareness that Mom strongly believed, my Dad travelled alot for work. I grew up on the Yellowstone River in Montana in a small town with around a couple hundred mormons. I went to church regularly, but I wasn't a believer in my heart. My wife and I moved to Provo Utah so I could study at BYU. I hoped to learn wether or not there was any substance to my religion. One of the required classes for every student is Book of Mormon. I approached this class the same as all of my others. I read all of the assignments, took notes in class, crammed for tests. I filled my head with as much information as I could fit in. After two semesters of this I had come as close to an expert on the Book of Mormon as I had ever been. Near the end of the book the last writer makes a promise to the reader something like this: if you will read with a pure intent and ask God, believing he will answer, wether or not this book is true, he will answer you. I pondered this idea many times throughout the two semesters (I was aware of Moroni's promise since my youth). After becoming informed of the contents through my own study I had finally become qualified to ask God. So I did and he did answer me. I experienced my most profound interaction with God I had ever had, our even since have had. I knew the Book was from God. It's been a quarter of a century since I asked and was answered, and I still receive personal confirmation as I reflect on that day.

How I live my faith

I have lived in many places and it seems the universal observation by others of me is I belong with the kids. I have worked with boys 12 to 18 years old in the last 5 areas we've lived. Young people are our greatest asset as a nation and as a world. I beleive in their ability to become tomorrow's leaders. As a husband I look forward to every minute I get to spend with my wife, my best friend. As a father I hope and pray my children will come to know God is personally interested in them.