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Hi I'm Jonathan

I am a sportsman, artist, I love fun and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My German father and my Swiss mother raised me together with three other siblings in a village in Switzerland. Growing up, I was involved in school, sports and reading books, but aside from that I loved enjoying the freedom of the nature where I lived. My hobbies included building tree houses, playing soccer and doing homework. As a child, I learned something new from my parents almost every day; from sawing wood, hiking mountains and traveling, to playing table tennis, and sewing. My childhood was filled with wonderful memories and experiences. After the obligatory schooltime I started an apprenticeship as a businessman and visited an additional school. I graduated successfully three years later. For the next 1,5 years I did serve in the Swiss Armed Forces as a Combat Medic (Sergeant). Months later I was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the San Diego California Mission. There I had the opportunity to get to know my Savior and to help others to grow stronger in their faith. Serving there was one of the best things I ever did and will do in my life. After returning home to Switzerland I left my hometown to study at the Berne University of Applied Science in Bienne. Right now I am probably doing my homeworks... or I am spending time with the best person in the world at my side.

Why I am a Mormon

In the short period of my life I realized how much joy comes through being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was with the Swiss Armed Forces in the Netherlands for a short time. There was surprisingly a little congegration in the place we stayed. On the first Sunday morning I got permission to leave the base to visit their church meeting. I sat in the last row of the chapel after I arrived. I listened to the different speakers as good as possible, but realized fast that I understood pretty much nothing, yet I felt something! I was in a foreign country and hundreds of miles away from home. I felt safe, happy and I had this wonderful feeling of peace. Through living the gospel daily I recognize how happy Heavenly Father wants us to be. He leads us with the help of a living prophet and shows us how beautiful this life is, and can be. Being a mormon is a lifestyle. A lifestyle which brings me the greatest happiness possible!

How I live my faith

One of the first things I do after I get up in the morning is to read my scriptures. They mean so much to me. There I find the strength for the day, comfort in troubled times, peace and hope. I love to help other people. If they are physically or spiritually hurt, I always try to see where I can help. And this is how I learn to become more like Jesus Christ. He is my biggest hero. And through little acts of faith I can make others feel his love for them. From my mission I learned how wonderful it is to share with others. Not just our substance but what we know, what we felt and what has helped us in our life. I try to ask myself always "What would Jesus do?" And with that I try to live every day as if it would be my last one on this earth.