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Hi I'm Jon

I am a college student. I am a Mechanical Engineer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student. My time is spent building trebuchets, long boards, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), doing micro-gravity research, and spending time with my beautiful wife who listens to me try to explain all that. I enjoy engaging in hard to solve problems and coming up with solutions. I also am a avid explorer of the outdoors. When I'm not working on my next big engineering marvel, you will probably find me out in nature. I love the challenge that comes with hiking, and like to hit the slopes with my snow board.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Lord. He has supported me in times of hardships and has lifted me up in my triumphs. He has been my support and has pulled me through trials that seemed impassible. The greatest joy I receive from being a Mormon is the fact that I can be with my family as an eternal entity. Knowing that my wife and I will be together forever brings me such great joy. This also helps me keep what life is really about in perspective. I know that my redeemer, Jesus Christ, lives! I know that God, our Heavenly Father, knows and loves each one of us individually. I know that the gospel was restored in these latter days. I know that God now speaks to us through a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that God continues to lead and guide his children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by increasing others' testimonies of Christ. I find that as I learn more about our Lord and Savior, I am inspired to help others feel the same joy that I feel. I visit several families on a regular basis and talk about our Savior. This is helpful because I am new in the area, and having several friends to count on really helps out. I served a mission in the Philippines, and I love the Filipino people. I have seen miracles happen in peoples' lives as they accept Christ into their lives and begin to live his gospel. I learned to speak a native dialect while I was serving the Lord (Cebuano) and can only attribute this to the gift of tongues given directly from the Lord. I also have the current opportunity to help others through service. I help our local ward look for opportunities to serve others and organize service events. I also help the ward members get to know each other by organizing activites to participate in as church members. These activities range from potluck dinners to service activities, to family finance and employment classes.