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Hi I'm John Jonas

I’m an entrepreneur, service enthusiast, stay-at-home dad, I’m thirteen-years-old at heart, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I have five kids, an amazing wife, and a job that allows me to be home with my kids and bless other people’s lives. My kids are my life’s work. I have focused my life around spending time with my family - I’ve worked my tail off for years building a business that allows me to be with them every waking moment. I believe God puts our families together to allow us to be close to people here who we were close to in the life before this and who we will want to be close to after we leave this life. My wife and I are best friends. I’m pretty sure we were best friends when we lived with God before we came to this earth. And because of our temple sealing, we believe we will be together forever. This makes me happy. I also love to spend time with the youth of our church - riding around in our go-cart, hiking, having friendly ice-hockey competitions, or just sitting around the kitchen table sharing a glass of chocolate milk and talking about life. I think I relate well to teenagers because I never grew up - I still love to play!

Why I am a Mormon

My family didn’t attend church regularly when I was a kid. When I was 17, I was searching for truth. I really wanted to believe that the principles I had been taught in Mormon church were true. I wanted to have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Book of Mormon, there’s a scripture that promises that if we pray and ask God, He will let us know what is true (Moroni 10:5). I believed that if I read the Book of Mormon and asked God if it was true, He would answer my prayer. I don’t remember how long it took me to read it, but I read all 531 pages of the Book of Mormon. I remember kneeling by my bedside, as a 17-year-old boy, asking God if what I had read was real. It didn’t happen the first time I prayed, but one night, as I was kneeling, a strong feeling came over me, and everything I had been taught about the gospel over the years came together in my mind. And it all rang true. I knew it was true. I can’t explain the feeling. It’s something you have to experience for yourself. A little while after that experience, I was reading a different book about the church. As I read, the same feeling came over me. It was the Spirit of God. I recognized it. Everything was called to memory again and I had the same confirmation that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fully restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Since then, I’ve had that experience lots of times. And I know it’s true. The more I try to follow God's commandments, the more it brings happiness to my life.

How I live my faith

A big part of how I live my faith is through my business. I teach entrepreneurs how to hire and train Filipino virtual assistants. I help people (business owners and Filipino workers) live better lives by connecting and working with each other. Over the past 6 years, we estimate that we've helped employ about 40,000 people in the Philippines. It's something I'm proud of because every day were helping to make people's lives better. In my family and my business, I’ve been amazingly blessed. I’ve never been thrown into a lion’s den or had to face Goliath, but I believe “where much is given, much is required.” The Lord has given me so much, and I feel like it’s been given to me so I can share with others. I find joy in serving and lifting others. My wife and I try to make other people’s trials our trials, to lighten their burdens, to make ourselves and our resources available to those who need help. We’ve tried to create our home as a safe haven for anyone in need. My home and family are my greatest blessing from the Lord. I feel like family provides us with a framework of secure support and love. Family allows us to learn the things we can’t learn any other way. It presents us with unique situations where we can learn and grow. My family has taught me things that I never would have learned had I been alone and single. And because I’ve learned those things, I’m a better person.