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Hi I'm Jason

I'm from Texas. I love to make movies. I'm serving as a missionary in Brazil. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love associating with people. People often call me a social butterfly--I love to go out and meet new people. I think the reason why I love to meet new people so much is because each person has a completely unique story. Each person has grown up with their own individual experiences, challenges, and triumphs. As I get to know them, I love to learn about each person's unique perspective on life. No two viewpoints are exactly the same, and each person brings me new insight about the world. I've decided to study film as my major in college. Growing up, I never thought I would be an arts major. Quite frankly, I kinda thought arts majors to be the 'fun majors' people pursued because they didn't want to have a real job. That all changed at the end of my senior year, however. As a way to thank all my wonderful fellow classmates that I grew up with, I decided to create a documentary where I interviewed my entire graduation class. I then used those interviews to tell the story of our class from beginning to end through their own words. After showing the finished work to my fellow classmates and their families, I really saw the power of media in our lives. I saw how my production evoked their emotions. I saw joy, sadness, peace, and hope fill their eyes as they watched my documentary. At that moment, I knew that I wanted to pursue film as a career, so I could use media to uplift all who watch.

Why I am a Mormon

My friends don't understand how I can be a Mormon and live my life with all the 'rules' that Mormons follow. They think that not drinking, upholding a high level of chastity and abstaining from sexual relationships outside of marriage, or even going to church for 3 hours each Sunday are too high of standards for anyone to follow. I often tell them that I would do much more if it was needed of me to be a member of this Church. The blessings that come from the gospel surpass anything I can get in this life. They are the things I cherish most, and each of the standards that I choose to live help me receive those blessings--temporal as well as spiritual. Having high standards has been a blessing to me, as it has kept me away from bad situations, and has helped me live a rich life. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings so much joy in my life. People are always asking me the same question, 'How come you're always so happy?' Each time, I give them the same response, 'Because I have so much to be happy about!' And it's true. The gospel brings enduring happiness in my life through the knowledge it gives me. I know that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me perfectly, and is personally involved with my life. I know that this life has a purpose, a reason, which is for me to learn, make choices, and grow. I also know that death is not the end, that there is more to life than what we see here. I know that after this life that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father again. Not only will we be able to return to God's presence, but we can be there with our families--forever. And that, is the greatest gift of all.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by uplifting others on a one to one basis. Every one of us needs a friend to uplift us when we are feeling overwhelmed by the countless things in our lives. I try to make sure that I help out each person I come in contact with, by uplifting them in their times of need. Often, it doesn't take much. A smile, a listening ear, an encouraging pep talk is all it takes to make someones day. By taking the time to be there and to help my friends, it builds our friendship, and uplifts both of us.