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Hi I'm Jon

I'm a husband, father, and student. I love sports and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife and two beautiful little girls. We are working our way through school where I'm studying to become a doctor. Although life is busy with school, I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my family. We have a great time going to the park (when the Oregon weather permits), going to the beach, and eating ice cream together. I also have a slight addiction to both playing and watching sports, especially if BYU is playing. When time permits I love reading for enjoyment, hiking, hunting, and whitewater rafting.

Why I am a Mormon

Without a doubt we all have difficult times in our lives and mine has been no different. However, through both the difficult and the good times in my life one thing has always been constant, and that's the peace that comes through the living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That peace for me is a direct result of coming to know who I am, why I am here, and what will become of me and my family after this life. I was born into a family that were already members of the LDS church, and I grew up going to church because it was what we did. When I was about 15 years old I decided that I needed to know for myself if this really was Jesus Christ's church, especially if I was going to serve for two years as a missionary for this church. That is what I love about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we can all ask God ourselves, and get an answer. So I studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I pondered on their teachings, and I prayed and asked God if the Book of Mormon was true and if this was His church. As promised I got an answer and a few years later I was able to share that experience with many people as I served as a missionary for Christ's church in Spain. That may seem to simple or straightforward but that's the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it is simple and all you have to do is investigate and ask for yourself. Those experiences and many others in my life have shown me again and again that this is Christ's Church, and I am so grateful to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

One of the great blessings of being a member of the church is that everyone has responsibilities within the church's organization. No one is payed to serve in that responsibility but they do it because they know when they serve each other they also serve God. So currently my responsibility is to help my congregation work with the missionaries in our area to spread the gospel. We often visit members of our congegration and people who aren't members of our congregation to talk and care for them. I also have the wonderful opportunity to help the missionaries teach the gospel to individuals that are investigating the church and share how it has blessed my life. Outside of my formal responsibility above I try to lend a hand where I can to anyone who is in need and be actively involved in my school and community. Above all I try to be the best husband and father that I can be, of course I'm far from perfect, but I try to get better everyday.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jon
I believe that the family is the most important and fundamental unit in our society. It is where we learn, grow, and experience our greatest joys. A family can be an anchor in the most stormy moments of our lives, I know my family has been that anchor for me. When I was younger I didn't always see my family as anything special, but now as a father my family means everything to me! Families are also where we can experience some of our greatest sorrows, such as losing someone we love so much to death. There are few things that are as certain as death in our lives and the sorrow that comes with it. It can seem bitter, merciless and hopeless if you do not know the truth I have been blessed to learn.That we can see those we love so much again! We can be with our families forever! There is nothing I wouldn't change in my life or give up to be with my mother, father, brothers, sisters, wife, and children after this life! Nothing! I don't expect you to believe me just because I said it and I wouldn't want you to (although I do hope you are able to tell that I know it is true). My invitation to you is to come learn for yourself whether this is true or not. So what do Mormons believe about the family? We believe that every family can be together forever through living the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Show more Show less