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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up in California and played football. I have seven kids, own my own publishing company and now coach lacrosse.

About Me

I am 42 years old. I have been married for 21 years. I have 7 children. My oldest is 18 and getting ready to go to college. I have a daughter in HS, a son in JH and two kids in elementary school. I have two that are under a year. Our four oldest are our biological children. Our 5th we adopted from China five years ago. We adopted our last two a few months back from Tonga. I grew up playing soccer, baseball and football. I played football in HS and a little in college. It really kept me on track and out of trouble. I coached my oldest son in football. He switched to playing lacrosse in 7th grade. i started to coach him in lacrosse. I coached last season for the local high school team. I really enjoy coaching. I have coached nearly every year since I was I left college. I have coached soccer, basketball, tball, baseball, lacrosse etc. I enjoy working in the yard and spending time with the family. I used to enjoy fishing camping, running, playing golf, etc. With 7 kids, I spend my time coaching my kids, helping with homework and making our house tick. I own my own business. I have four partners. We are all related. It is a publishing/ design company. I have a great wife. She makes our house run smoothly. She loves our kids, is dedicated and committed. I am truly blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church before I was born. I grew up in a home where I was loved and taught the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I learned the importance of family, doing good to others and loving those around me. I spent a lot of time hanging out with my family. My uncle, aunts, grandparents and most of my friends were not members. I saw a lot of religious diversity. I saw the difference of how my family lived and how others did. I heard many times my mother and father's conversion to the gospel. I heard what intrigued them, why they decided to join, what they did to find their answers and the answers they got. I took much of this for granted. I remembered once after moving to a small town. I was pretty disappointment. I was missing my friends and those I played sports with. The town was nice. I didn't like much about it nor did I like the people at church. I remember complaining a lot. When my mother heard me complain about the move, where we lived, the church, etc. She told me the reason she joined the church was not because of the social atmosphere, but the knowledge she had of the restored gospel from praying and asking the Lord. It was then that I realized there was something more to the church than just a place to go on Sunday. It was some time later that I felt the need to really find for myself if what my mom spoke to me about was really true. The words rung in my head. I took the Book of Mormon which I had read before. I read some more of it. I pondered the words of the Book. I pondered the words of my mother and others. I told God that if he would answer me, I would follow the words of the Book of Mormon and keep the commandments. Then I asked God if that book was true. I knew in my heart that it was true. The Lord answered my prayer. What a blessing it has been in my life.

How I live my faith

The gospel is more than just going to church on Sunday. It is something that you live the other six days of the week as well. It isn't a coat you can take on or off. Once you know the gospel is true, it becomes part of you.. It is something that gives me direction as a father, husband, coach and at work. I work with the youth at church. They are mostly seniors in HS. I help them learn the gospel so they can teach it to others. It is great to work with our young people. I find it rewarding and a growing experience.