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Hi I'm Jonah Cicon

I grew up in Southern California, I love photography, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Until I moved to college at BYU-Idaho, I lived my whole life in southern California. I lived in a town called Perris and moved to a really nice city called Claremont when I was 10 years old. Both of my parents lived at home with me along with my two brothers, Jacob and Jared, and my little sister Jolie. In high school, I developed a love for performing which lead to singing in choir, performing for musical theatre, and joining an improv team. I played sports like swim and water polo, but i preferred to be on stage. My senior year I took a computer programming class and I loved it so I am now majoring in Software Engineering. I am also minoring in photography because I have always loved it. I am now currently serving a mission in the Philippines Bacolod Mission

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the church so I have always been a Mormon. But this doesn't mean that I have always had a strong testimony about the truthfulness of this wonderful gospel. There has been times in my life where I honestly was not sure if this was the true church. Don't get me wrong, I've always wanted it to be true but at times I just wasn't sure if it was or not. After years of questioning every part of the religion and praying about it I have grown to truly know that this is the lords church. One of the biggest things that have really built my faith was an experience I had in high school when my grandmother died. It wasn't really a problem of being distraught. It was actually the opposite. I didn't feel like I was sad enough and I struggled with his for a long time. I thought that I didn't have a heart or that I was a terrible person because I didn't feel a lot of sadness. But because I have the gospel in my life, I realized that I wasn't mourning because I KNOW where my grandmother is and I know that she has been saved and is living in bliss with our Heavenly Father. Things like this are what my religion is all about. Everything we learn and do is to make us happy. And that just makes sense.

How I live my faith

BYU is a religious university so I'm involved in my faith regularly. Along with going to church every Sunday, I home teach a few people that go to church with me at least once a month. Home teaching is way for church members to check up on each other and see how they are doing. Basically, me and my room mate go over to a members house and ask them how they are doing, give a little lesson, and ask them if they need anything. I also am a family home evening leader. In the LDS church, our families spend time every week together and do an activity, share spiritual thoughts, and just enjoy each others company. In college, we are put into family home evening groups so that we can have this quality time every week with each other. Being a family home evening leader, I organize activities for my family home evening (or FHE) group to do. I am also currently preparing to serve on a mission in the Philippines.