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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm a Mormon. I live in Ontario, Canada. I love my wife and children. I love the gospel. Jesus Christ lives and I know it.

About Me

I am 31 years old. I am a husband to a wonderful wife and father (of three at the moment). I am a university student, studying Computer Science. I like games. I play video games, card games and board games. My brother and I design board games. Nothing published yet, but we'll see. I love what the gospel offers. (More on this later) My eldest daughter is currently 4 years old. My son is almost 2 years old and my youngest daughter is five months old. They are some of my greatest blessings. I like punny jokes. For example, Two peanuts walked into an alley, one was a salted. (sounds better than it reads) I am far from perfect. You might be closer to perfection than I. Nevertheless, I plan to continue to follow Jesus Christ beyond the end of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents first became Mormons when they were fairly young. My mother, their daughter, was not active in the church. In the early years of my life, I had no knowledge of God or of my Savior, Jesus Christ. When I was about eight years old, my grandmother began bringing us to church. I had a hard time believing the teachings, since I had never really heard anything religious before. I wanted to know what it was all about and I actually wanted to prove it wrong. My mother began to come back to church. She later told me that she didn't really know why, but she just kind of fell away. I still had to learn for myself though. I spent time studying with the missionaries. I was not able to prove it wrong, but in trying, I found the truth of it. I knew that I needed to be baptized. I was nine years old, almost ten, when I was baptized. I have been steadily moving forward, though not quickly, on the gospel path ever since. I served a mission for the church from 2003 to 2005 in the Montana, Billings Mission. I loved it. I met my wife at church, she has been a pillar of strength for me. We were married for time and all eternity in the Toronto, Ontario Temple. So, as to why I became a Mormon. Well, I can honestly say that I found the truth and would be a liar and a hypocrite if I didn't follow it.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a.k.a a Mormon), I have come to love the scriptures. The Holy Bible, Book of Mormon and other scriptures help me to live life more fully. I listen to a living prophet's voice every six months at a meeting called General Conference. Even with all of the gospel knowledge that I have accumulated, I am still learning. My faith in the Savior leads me to try to be kinder, to help others and to be more humble. I am the cub scout leader in my ward. It is a challenge working with 8 to 11 year old boys, but it is fun. As I have said before, I am not perfect. I strive to be, but I am still far from it. I won't be perfect in this life. If I lead a good life, the Savior will help me to become perfected in Him. I know that my Redeemer lives and that he indeed paid the price for our sins. Not only our sins, but our pains, afflictions, and our hurts. We can be healed through his grace. I strive to keep His commandments so that I may qualify for His healing.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jonathan
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith, the prophet. Joseph Smith is like the "George Washington" of Mormons. Joseph Smith was the earthly founder and first president / prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a man of God. A great man. We respect him, but not to the point of worship. Mormons worship the True and living God, and His son, Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was an instrument in the hands of the Lord to restore the fullness of truth and God's authority to the earth once more. Show more Show less