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Hi I'm Jon

I am a lacrosse player, disco skater, scooter cruiser, outdoor adventurer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Orem, UT. I am the second oldest of five children. I graduated from Timpanogos High School and started college at BYU. Playing lacrosse is my passion. I also love listening to music and play the piano, guitar, percussion and a little violin and clarinet. I love the outdoors. I love rock climbing, hiking, boating, biking, and doing anything out in my wilderness. I recently returned from serving a mission in Anaheim, California speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because it brings me joy and peace. In this world of conflict and contention it is hard to find the joy, peace, and happiness we want.. However, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the one thing I can always depend on. Through Christ's Atonement I can be made clean--have all guilt swept away. I can also be strengthened at times of weakness and comforted at times of sadness and doubt. I have tried looking for something to give me a lasting happiness. The world has many distractions that have kept me from finding it. I've partially filled the hunger for joy and peace through music and lacrosse. Although they both bring a lot of joy to my life, that happiness is tiny compared to the joy I have living the gospel of Jesus Christ personally and with my family. Christ is the only way to true, lasting joy and peace.

How I live my faith

As a lacrosse player, games can get very aggressive and at times I feel very discouraged or upset, but my faith in Jesus Christ enables me to play with good sportsmanship and to love all the players on my team and on other teams. We are all His children and deserve to be treated as brothers and sisters. No matter where I am, I try to see others as Christ sees them. Whether I be at school, lacrosse practice, or just out and about, I have had my eyes opened to the amount of love our Heavenly Father has for each of us. We all have challenges in life that can either help build us or destroy based on how we decide to act. As I have been faced with trials, addictions, and daily troubles, I try to stop and think how I can take my moments of weakness and choose to allow Christ's Atonement to strengthen me, build me, and sustain me.