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Hi I'm Jonathan.

In a family of 6 boys and 1 girl, I am the youngest. I grew up in Montana. I am a writer, artist, and musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In my elementary years, I was one of the crazy students who focused on words and language. I wouldn't so much as read, but study the weird parts of grammar and sentence structure, metaphors, phrases, and idioms. From this, I developed a love for poetry and lyrics at a young age, and had a very acute ear for rhythm and flow of words. Without realizing, I have continued this habit of focusing on exact words and placements when crafting lines, and now phrases and random lines of poetry will show up in my head while I struggle to find a pen and scrap of paper, sometimes half awake in the middle of the night. I've filled countless notebooks and art sketchbooks with both words and drawings of ideas. I spent most of my time in school [both in and out] feeling unchallenged, nevertheless progressing, but writing in my notebooks, sketchbooks, homework, and desks in many of my classes along the way. I found an electric guitar in my sister's old room when I was a Sophomore in high school, and thus began my obsession with music and lyrics. Inspired by nearly anything, my mind races to find the right words whenever I pick up a guitar, and I enjoy the challenge of writing a song about myself or people close to me as metaphorically as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a family of mostly boys, you learn to love their musical interests, their humor, and nearly everything they do. They have all been an example of great men, and I continually look up to them in my life. Many of them have served honorable missions for our Heavenly Father's church, and have strengthened my testimony both in the church, and of missionary work. I credit much of my dedication to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to their example, the example of the rest of my family, the teaching of my parents, prayer, study, and most of all, the guidance and direction of The Holy Ghost. Sometimes I wonder how my testimony could ever grow further, but having a prayer both in my heart and mind, praying each day and night, studying the scriptures, and pondering how blessed I am by my faith in the Savior and His Atonement for us makes me realize that our Heavenly Father has provided us a way to return to his presence called The Plan of Salvation. I have a testimony of The Plan of Salvation, that families are eternal, and that we have living prophets on The Earth today, and that if we follow their continual guidance and teaching, the teaching of prophets of old, as they are and were directed by God, we will never be directed down wrong or unsafe paths. I have a testimony of The Priesthood, and that through His priesthood and guidance, we may continue his work in eternity to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man". I know that we, as spirit children of our Father in Heaven, are able to receive revelation from our Heavenly Father through the power of the Holy Ghost. I know that it was from our Heavenly Father that Joseph Smith received revelation to restore this Church to continue Heavenly Father's work and continue to bring salvation in this last dispensation, and that it will never again be removed. I know that I am blessed when I follow his commandments and follow in His footsteps. My testimony is the reason I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In the LDS community, there are many opportunities to provide for others through service projects, hometeaching, church callings, and even just being a friend to those around you at church meetings and activities. I continually pray for others and hope to be able to help them when I come across the need or want. I currently attend church with the Flathead Valley Branch of Young Single Adults and am the "Website Coordinator" for the branch. Recently, we were able to further organize the website for use of contact information among the branch and a photo for each individual for the branch to be acquainted with each other and our names. If there are new people in the branch, it is easier and available to get to know them and have contact information for activities and meetings in hopes that no one is left out. There will always be ways in which members and non-members have the opportunity to provide for others in the ways they can, and I am thankful for these opportunities.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jonathan.
Truly one of the most wonderful feelings for us can be to have a family for eternity. Through the plan of Heavenly Father, we are able to do so. His plan for us is CENTERED on family. He created our spirits, so we are literally his children. He put us on Earth not just to gain experience, but to have a chance to prove ourselves and have all the blessings that He has. If you are wondering more about what you can do and God's purpose in life, ask the missionaries! They would be happy to guide you and your family to become closer through the Gospel of Jesus Christ by talking with you or sharing their testimonies with anyone willing to listen. Show more Show less