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Hi I'm Jon

I'm a novice runner, college football fan, husband and dad and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 and husband of 1. My oldest is just 9 years old and we have a really busy life. My wife and I love to exercise and we ran the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay for the first time this year. Our favorite time is family time - even though the kids going to bed is sometime long awaited by the end of the day! I am an attorney working for a large bank. I work in an area that deals with airplanes, both commercial and corporate. I love my job and am glad my dad taught me to work hard when I was a kid, because hard work helps make up for other areas that I lack in

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but I chose later on in life to be a Mormon too. I've wanted to know my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ since I was a teen. I read the scriptures and pray. Through the relationship I developed with my savior by reading and praying I feel that I have received answers to my prayers and because of that I have a great peace when I think about my relationship with God. I know that God lives. I know that he is my father, and that he loves me. I appreciate knowing that he loves all of his children the same and that helps me understand how I should treat the people I interact with. I am less than I should be, but am grateful for a loving father in heaven that has not given up on me, and never will.

How I live my faith

I grow as I serve. I feel that I am blessed more by my service to others, than they likely are by my work. I work with the Young Men in my ward. I am the Young Men's president, which means I get to spend Sunday's with the 16-18 year olds and then we do activities on Tuesday nights, which can be scouting type activities or simple things like playing softball together. Teenagers are awesome and I really like working with them. Sometimes I feel really old, as I drop "old guy" phrases or don't know the music or movies that they watch, but they are patient with me and don't make me feel too stupid. These teenagers now a day are just incredible. They are strong, committed, and want to be good people. They are learning about themselves, understanding their own boundaries and working to get to know God better and make Him a part of their lives. I love to hear them share their feelings for our savior Jesus Christ and what his life, sacrifice and subsequent resurrection mean to them. It strengthens me and makes me want to be a better disciple of Jesus Christ.