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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up in Minnesota and I am a student at BYU-Idaho!

About Me

I just recently returned from serving as a full-time missionary in the Long Beach, California mission. Definitely the best experience of my life. I'm the youngest in my family, born to goodly parents who did a wonderful job of raising 6 children. I'm half Canadian and half Idahoan! (My mom is Canadian; my dad is Idahoan) I am grateful for the upbringing that I had and I hope to be able to mirror that upbringing with my own children. I grew up a member of this church but I have grown to know the truth for myself and that has made all the difference in my life. When I was 16 or 17 years old I decided I wanted to find out if this church was true and especially if the Book of Mormon was true. After study, pondering, and prayer I came to know for myself, through no extraordinary means but by simple means, that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints really is the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was blessed enough to be born into a family that had a strong foundation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Aside from that I have also come to know of the happiness and joy that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I enjoy every second of being a Mormon! I love the Book of Mormon and the Bible because they contain the teachings of Jesus Christ. I love the blessings that come from being a follower of Christ. That's probably the main reason I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving those around me and doing all I can to make the world a better place, I live my faith by doing my best to remember the commandments of God, I live my faith by striving to be the best person I can so I may be able to be an example to my future family, and I live my faith by helping others to receive the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Living my faith is a daily thing. I don't leave my house without my faith! Living my faith in a world like the one we live in isn't easy but that's not the point of being here. I choose to live a different life than what is considered normal because that's where the blessings come from. I wouldn't change a thing about living this way.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jason
Absolutely it's true! Our Heavenly Father loves everyone equally and his is willing to bless any and all who are faithful to him. Jesus Christ's personal visitation to the American continent testifies of this. The people living on the Americas at the time were faithful to the commandments of God so he sent His Son to them as well. Jesus Christ visited the people in the Americas, performed miracles, blessed the children, taught the people, and set up his church. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Jason
Eternal Life as stated by the Lord Jesus Christ himself is "That [we] might know [Him] the only True God, and Jesus Christ, whom [He] hast sent." (John 17:3) We believe that eternal life is indeed to know Our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. We believe that this relationship with God and Jesus Christ will allow us also to become "joint-heirs with Christ" (Romans 8:17) of all that our Father has. We also believe that we will enjoy this life alongside our families. We will be able to know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ if we keep his commandments. "And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments" (1 John 2:3). When we keep his commandments and access the atonement of Jesus Christ through Baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and continueing to keep the commandments and repent of wrongdoings for the rest of our lives, we will on track to recieve Eternal life. Show more Show less