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Hi I'm Jay Mortimer

I was born in Sacramento, grew up in Sandy Utah, once had an afro, trato a hablar espanol, smiling is my favorite, y soy Mormon.

About Me

Hi my name is Jay, I am currently serving a mission for the church in Ventura California, spanish speaking. I grew up in Sandy Utah, there I played basketball a lot, football some, and you can throw volleyball, baseball, soccer, dodgeball, and badmitton into the mix every now and again. I love reading, Fablhaven, Beyonders, and Harry Potter are high up on my list of favorite books. I love movies, can't have a conversation without a movie quote sneaking in. Star Wars and Lord of the Rings are some of my favorite movies. I enjoy biking, hiking, and lots of outdoor stuff. I love going fishing, or being on a bike, or being out on a lake boating, or being with my family doing pretty much anything. I grew up mormon, and yeah. I believe this church to be true. Keep reading to find out a little bit more on why (:^D

Why I am a Mormon

Before my mission the church just made sense and it was kind of just what everyone believed. Growing up in Utah there are lots of mormons and most of my friends and family were mormons. I believed it all was true, went to church and everything. I do remember one time in Seminary my teaching talking about on his mission going to give a book of mormon to someone and the person asked him if he was born into the religion, to the which my teacher responded yes, and the man said "You've been brainwashed." and then my teacher made a funny expression and kind of laughed. He was telling the story for a specific reason, but I missed it I guess because I left there wondering.... well, have I been brainwashed?... so that caused me to question that. That night I opened my Book of Mormon and just had feelings that it was true while I was reading it. That was a good experience for me to have. Later as I started my mission I again had trials of faith which caused me to begin to pour over the scriptures. It caused me to come to a conclusion, of that either this was the true church, or basically no church was true. It's the only church that has the correct doctrines as found in Christ's church such as Apostles (Ephesians chapter 2 and 4), or other doctrines like God and Jesus being separate beings, or Priesthood power, or the plan of salvation. I had prayed lots and had spiritual experiences, but i also had negetive experiences where I couldn't recognize answers to prayers or they seemed to contradict themselves so I was left on kind of a fence. Having positive and negative feelings about the church I had something win me over. The Prophets and apostles. Jesus said by there fruit ye shall know them, and someone is either an apostle/prophet or they are not. listening to them speak so sincerely was huge. Especially if one would bear testimony of the Gospel after losing a spouse (President Monson, President Woodruff, Elder Scott). Because of this, I choose to believe the church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith right now by sharing it with people. As missionaries we don't work or do school, or date or nada de ese. Instead we knock doors and talk to people, hand out cards to people walking on the sidewalk, share messages about Jesus with people at there houses, try and get people to give us a chance and to hear us out on what we share. I hope to continue living my faith after my mission by marrying in the temple, obeying God's commandments, and raising children to trust God.