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Hi I'm Jon

I'm a student at UVU, a video game nerd, a full-time missionary serving in California Irvine Mission and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in Upland, California, and I moved to Utah when I was 13. Now I'm back in California again to serve my mission! I am a graduate of Timpview High School and am now a technology management student at Utah Valley University. I choose it because I love cars. A few of my hobbies I like to do is going on hikes, hanging out with friends, playing video games, listening to music, and playing basketball. For video games I mostly play Halo, Gears of War, Assassin's Creed, Need for Speed, GTA and Batman based games. Also a few interests are getting better speaking in large groups of people. I'm a convert to the church as of February 29, 2012. I'm a student at Utah Valley University.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a convert to the church. My conversation story starts by me making dinner at my apartment then there was a knock on the door and I looked through the peep hole and saw missionaries. I asked my roommates "should I open the door" they said yes but I had him open the door and I resume making my dinner. The missionaries comes in and said "Hey we are missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" then they asked "How many of you guys are Mormon"? Three of my roommates raised their hands and I'm the only one who didn't so the missionaries approached me and said "Can we take 10 minutes to share a message with you" I said yes. Then I started to take the lessons and got baptized on February 29, 2012. I am a Mormon because I believe that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ on the earth today, restored through inspiration by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I believe that God is our loving Father in Heaven, which is why He's placed us in families and provided His Gospel in every dispensation. I know that the Book of Mormon is a testament of Jesus Christ and his visitation to the ancient people of America.

How I live my faith

Hometeaching is a different experience for me because when I first did my home teaching it just felt good to get it done and also having people share their experience with the message I gave. I go to every activity my ward provides because that's how you meet people and introducing yourself to the new people. My problem was introducing myself but I'm glad I have awesome friends who help me out and always there for me. Prayer was a very big help for my conversation because I prayed and I really felt the spirit there is just a calm feeling I get when I pray. I love prayer and I have a really powerful testimony on prayer. I am serving for 24 months as a full-time missionary in Irvine, California.