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Hi I'm Jon

I grew up in Utah as one of nine children. I am a husband to my beautiful wife and father to five wonderful children.

About Me

I was born with a common name, that of Jon, but not the common spelling of J-O-H-N. Hence later in life I took to introducing myself (as an icebreaker) as J-O-N Jon. I then tell people I had the "H" (as in Jo"H"n) kicked out of me a long time ago. I am a husband to my wife and a father to my children. I feel that one of my most important responsibilities is being a provider. I am grateful to have a job and for the value of work. I love to play basketball and watch soccer. I enjoy working in the garden as a way of clearing my head after a long day or week. I love my community and my faith and I am happiest when I am "anxiously engaged in a good cause".

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon from the time I was a child. My parents back to my great grandfather have been members of this church. I am very grateful to those that who came before me accepted and lived the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their example and teachings have nurished me in the light of the gospel and lead me to where I am today. A testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel didn't come to me in a miraculous way as some have experienced but line upon line, here a little there alittle. I am a Mormon because I know that this is Gods true church upon the earth. I also know that others can come to that knowledge if they will seek with an open heart and do as a scripture in the Book of Mormon (Another Testiment of Christ) suggests, that is "ask God..." Talk to the Mormon missionaries, they can help.

How I live my faith

I have heard some say that living your religion is very personal and I won't argue with that but I also believe that it is very interpersonal, as in how we interact with others. I love Paul's admonition when he says "Pure religion and undefiled before God is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." Service to others and receiving service of them helps us to be better people. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints each of us has the opportunity to serve in callings (jobs) such as being a teacher or leading the music. Many times the calling we receive is challenging and is outside of our comfort zone but every time I am released from a calling I think of it as my favorite thus far. I have learned and grown in fullfilling the callings' responsibilities. Living my faith means following the example of Jesus Christ and doing as He would do. I am far from "unspotted" but am grateful to my Savior for giving me direction and opportunity.