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Hi I'm Jason W.

I'm a pre med, exercise enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 24-year-old who just completed my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I’ll be applying to medical school shortly... again. I applied really late last year and didn’t get in, but I’m feeling cautiously confident about getting in this year. I love playing any sport that leaves me gasping for breath by the end. Cage soccer, ultimate frisbee, and wrestling are a couple of favorites. I also love running, hiking, rock climbing, and I just got into country-swing dancing—it’s a great way to meet girls.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because living the Gospel that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints espouses has brought my pure happiness. I remember what I felt as I read the Book of Mormon for the first time—pure happiness. I could not, cannot, and will not ever be able to deny what I felt as I read that book—that the Book of Mormon was true. That knowledge confirmed to me that Jesus is the Christ, my Redeemer, and the Way to pure happiness in this life and eternal joy in the life to come. The more I immerse myself in living the Gospel of Christ, the happier I am, and the more peaceful I feel about my future, regardless of the trials and uncertainties of my life. Matthew 7:20 states, “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” What better fruit is there than pure happiness? That’s why I’m a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As my faith has developed in recent years, I have become more and more aware of God’s hand in my life. God has answered my prayers countless of times through other people. These people that God has placed in my path have immeasurably blessed me through their service and their examples, and I owe God and these heaven-sent individuals a great debt. They have inspired me to want to do for others what have done for me. In an effort to give back, I decided to serve a full-time, two-year mission for my church in Brazil when I was 19 years old. Upon returning from Brazil, I have faithfully volunteered at a rehabilitation/retirement center (helping out with the bingo shift), as well as at my church’s missionary training center for nearly two-and-a-half years now. I have been involved in teaching Sunday-school classes in my church for a couple of years, and I went to Peru last summer on a humanitarian trip. However, I think the most important acts of service are the small and simple ones—pruning a widow’s fruit trees, listening to a friend who needs someone to talk to, smiling at a frowning stranger, writing an anonymous thank-you letter, or cooking a nice dinner for a hungry college student. This is how I live my faith—trying to share the goodness of life that God has shared with me.