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Hi I'm Jason Alder

I tap dance. I play the bassoon. I grew up on the stage. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well, I have always loved the performing arts. I started doing plays and musicals in elementary school. Once I started middle school, I started playing the trombone, switched to oboe (after learning to play the tuba, flute, and clarinet), and switched one last time my junior year to bassoon- which I performed with in Carnegie Hall, and garnered scholarships with. My senior year if high school, I started dancing and fell in love with it. I have traveled the nation with my pair of Oxford tap shoes and my love for theater dance- competing, judging, and choreographing. I love the stage, it's my home away from home. My favorite music to dance t...MoTAP!!! I am preparing to serve my mission in Barcelona Spain, and will report to the Spain MTC March 3, 2015.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born into the church. I grew up going to church, but my deciding moment came when I was 15- I was teased and bullied relentlessly all throughout middle and high school, and often only had my music, theater stuff, prayer, and the scriptures to turn to. The Lord was there for me when I needed Him, and that was a testimony builder for me- I decided that I would strive to be an example and representative of Jesus Christ. Prayer is something that I do pretty much constantly, and I feel as though I wouldn't have stayed in the church if it weren't for my willingness to rely on God in my times of need. Get down, pray, listen with a sincere desire to receive an answer- His answer. GOD KNOWS YOU. He wants what is best for each of His children.

How I live my faith

I teach at an Alabama dance studio, and have many nonmembers that bring their kids to be taught there. I strive to stay in constant harmony with the Gospel and its teachings as I instruct these amazing children- not only in dance, but in how to be an positive influence on society by leading through example.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jason Alder
In the bible, it says that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If this is true- God was alive in the past, as was his church...so, logically, God is alive today, as is His church. God's church is a living church, so we should, logically, have a living prophet. God's children had a prophet yesterday, so again, logically, we have a living prophet. This basic biblical truth is my entire testimony- if God loved his children enough to give them scripture, revelation, and living prophets in the past, since God is the same, we have those same things on the earth today. The church is alive. Show more Show less