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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a combat medic in the U.S. Army, I'm studying to become a doctor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jason and I live in Kentucky, but I am originally from Texas. I am a medic in the U.S. Army and have served overseas in Afghanistan. I recently married a beautiful baking and pastry chef named Heather. While in the Army, I am working on finishing my Bachelor's degree and I plan furthering my medical career by going to either P.A. school or medical school. I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I had to come to know the truthfulness of the gospel and the reality of our Savior's Atonement just like any one else. I gained my strongest conviction of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ over the past few years. Since then, I have fully committed myself to my Heavenly Father and striving to serve those around me. My greatest desire is to share the joy and happiness that I have felt from living the Gospel with the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the light and peace that has been brought into my life by being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that it is bold to say that I know that this is the restored Church of our Savior Jesus Christ, but I say this with all the boldness that I can! I know this Church to be true, and I know this because the Spirit of God has witnessed this to my heart. I feel such a great sense of peace and comfort when I read from the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and I know that this is my Heavenly Father telling my that this is His church. I had to come to know for myself that this was God's true church. Growing up in this church was not enough. I had to gain my own testimony. I have not always been faithful to my Heavenly Father. I have made mistakes and bad choices, just like everyone else. I know that Jesus Christ died, not only for my sins, but for the sins of all mankind. I am eternally grateful to my Savior for his sacrifice. It is because of this sacrifice made by Christ, that we can all return to live with Him if we come unto Him in faith, and repent of our past mistakes. I have come to know that the Atonement is real. I have felt of it's cleansing power as I have humbly come to God and asked for His forgiveness. We can be forgiven of all our sins and we can live in eternal happiness with our Heavenly Father after we pass from this life. I also know that God's priesthood power has been restored to the earth in our time. There are those on this earth today that hold this holy power to act in His name, and they are preparing the way for the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that these truths have been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that this is God's church on the earth today. I am grateful to know this because this knowledge gives me the strength to try to be a better person each and every day. I know that there is a purpose to this life and there is not greater happiness than this!

How I live my faith

I live my faith first and foremost by striving to be the best husband that I can for my wife. It is the duty of every husband and father to preside in the home, provide for their family, and to protect their family. I do this by doing my best to stay close to my Heavenly Father in all that I do. I make prayer and scripture study a part of my daily routine, every day of the week. By doing this, I can feel the Lord directing me to do what is best for my family. At work and at school I try set a good example to those around me. While I am not perfect and I do make mistakes, I try to do what I can to be a good friend and a support to those around me. I think it is important to live the gospel of Jesus Christ everyday by serving those around us the best we can. At church, my wife and I serve as Den Leaders in the Cub Scouts. Although we are new to this job, we are excited to serve the youth in our Church. We also participate in missionary work in our area by visiting families with the full-time missionaries. Living my faith is challenging, especially in this world that can often be dark and confusing. I know that by staying true and faithful to my Heavenly Father, I can be blessed, comforted, and guided when I need it most. He has never let me down, despite my shortfalls. Knowing this gives me the strength to carry on and press forward each and every day.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He created this earth under the direction of our Heavenly Father. Because we have all made mistakes and have sinned, we live in a spiritually fallen state. Because of this, a perfect sacrifice had to me made so that we could return to live with our Father in Heaven. Christ volunteered to come to this earth, live a perfect life, and to suffer and die for our sins. By doing this, He became the Savior of the world. He suffered for the sins of all mankind in the Garden of Gethsemane, and gave His life as a sacrifice on the cross. This is the Atonement, Christ's suffering and His death for our sins. It is because of the Atonement that we can be forgiven of our sins. All that is required of us is faith exercised through sincere repentance. Three days after His death, Christ rose from the dead. This is the resurrection, the re-uniting of our body and spirit. Because He overcame death, we all can be resurrected and return to live with Him after this life, if we come unto Him. Once we pass from this life, Christ will be our judge. We will have to stand before Him, give an account of our life here on earth, and answer for the things that we have done. If we are faithful to Him and repent of our sins, this can be a joyous moment. Show more Show less