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Hi I'm Jonathan

I was born in Haiti, moved to the United states. I wrestle, play rugby and football. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born as a Catholic in Haiti, and lived there until I was 6 years old. I moved to Massachusetts when I was 6 and have lived there ever since. I wasn't a very active member of the Catholic faith, but I did have a belief in Jesus Christ. During middle school a member friend of my mom's referred us to the missionaries. We started meeting with them and not long after my mother and I got baptized into The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter Day Saints, on the same day and were confirmed the following week. 5 years later, I decided to serve a mission and was called to the California Los Angeles Mission, Spanish speaking. Currently, I am serving my mission and learning to share the gospel in the Spanish language to all the wonderful people of LA and I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I need the church. While I was young, I did a lot of bad stuff, nothing too terrible, but I didn't like the way that my life was headed. I wasn't doing the right things, getting into trouble at school and not really treating my family the way that I should have been. As I began to be taught the missionary lessons I grew to love the feeling I had when the missionaries were around. It was different, it was fun, calm, peaceful, and I knew that I felt the spirit every time they walked through my front door. While going to church, I also felt something different, I felt a feeling of belonging that I have never felt before, and I knew in my heart that this was the place that I needed to be. I knew that Heavenly Father had a plan for me, and that plan included joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Once I was a member, things weren't magically better, but I knew how to handle the bad things better. After I got baptized I felt this great feeling, that all of my sins, everything I had done wrong before then was gone and that God wouldn't hold me to those things. I was better able to know what right from wrong was and to act on those promptings. As a member I have had times where I didn't feel as close to Heavenly Father and I know that I don't like those times. Which is why I strive to keep the commandments, to live true to my faith, and the commitments I made at baptism. I worked hard staying worthy so that I would be able to go through the temple and I will continue to stay worthy so that I can get married and sealed in the temple for all time and eternity with my wife. I would love to have a Mormon family someday raise children in the church so that they would be able to go through the good things that I went through.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every Sunday. I follow the commandments of the Lord by keeping myself away from substances that will harm my body, keeping myself chase, and staying active in the church. I read my scriptures and pray to the Lord as much as I can, along with serving faithfully in my church callings. I have been call as the leader of of the male youth, ages 14-16, also as the first youth assistant to my Bishop (the head of our branch of the church), handling all of the youth above 16. I have loved being able to serve in those callings and grew as I tried the help the members on those groups. It was a great experience in helping me become a missionary and a leader. Also in helping me increase my faith in Jesus Christ. I was called to be a home teacher with someone else in the church, and we were asked by our church leaders to visit a few families in the church every month to see how they were doing and to help them if they needed it. I loved all the callings that I have served in in the church, they have helped me to grow and continue t obe an active member in the church.