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Hi I'm Jon

I'm a Physician Assistant student. I'm a husband. I'm expecting my first child. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm very interested in the miracle of life and its associated fragility. I love to learn about the human body and the various ways in which it is protective, regenerative, and the way it self-regulates . I am currently in Physician Assistant school (getting my Master's). When I'm not studying, I enjoy various other activities. I like to play my cello--especially when I play along with my wife. I also love playing sports such as golf, soccer, and baseball. My favorite thing to do is spend time unwinding with my wife. Recently, my wife and I picked up stakes on the western part of the US and moved to North Carolina. We didn't know anyone that lived remotely close to NC, so it has been a great adventure for the both of us.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this Church all of my life. I am a member of the Church today, but I'm not here simply because I was born into this Church. Rather, I am currently a member because I have found, through study and prayer, that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have brought me closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. Through both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have come to know who Jesus was and what He did for all of us. There was not one singular moment where I had a vision which told me that this Church is truly Christ's Church. Rather, it has been through several spiritual experiences and feelings from the Holy Ghost which has provided an answer for myself. As a result of this spiritual confirmation, I keep my baptismal promises, and I have made more promises to the Lord in the temple. These promises have allowed me to be blessed with spiritual experiences, happiness, peace, and forgiveness. This Church is not a Church of perfect people. Rather it is a Church with a Perfect Leader (Christ) filled with imperfect people trying to be like Him. Through ordinances (acts such as baptism and promises made in the temple), I have learned more of what it means to be Christ-like.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. In our ward, I currently volunteer my time focusing my service towards the men of our congregation. Each Sunday we meet and discuss ways in which living a more Christ-like life allows us to become better husbands, fathers, and men. I enjoy the wisdom and faith-promoting discussions that go on as we meet.