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Hi I'm Jason Koncurat

I grew up in Maryland. I'm a political science major at BYU. I love sports, music, and life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Maryland up until I turned 18 and headed out to college at BYU. I enjoyed participating in my high school drumline as well as taking classes for photography. I also enjoy cycling as well as soccer. I am studying political science for my major, but am putting it all on hold as I serve as a missionary in the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, my parents took me to church where I would learn very basic ideas about the LDS church. I didn't exactly know why, but I felt compelled to go even at such a young age. I never wanted to miss the opportunity to come to church and church activities. I grew a basic understanding of what it is like to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I was asked if I wanted to be baptized, I felt that it was right. At the age of 8, I was baptized. As I continued to learn, I feel as though I was truly converted to the Gospel. I recognized that I made mistakes. I began to apply the basics of scripture study and meaningful prayer in my life. When it seemed to me that everything was going wrong in my little teenage world, I prayed to God after much energy put out into studying the scriptures. With the greatest feeling in the world, I knew at that moment the love of God. When applying faith and hope to these things, I understood that God is there for me and that He sent His son to be my Savior. As these feelings and knowledge that I was enlightened with came from the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants, I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, who brought to our day the true Church where men, women, and children can be strengthened by proper power and authority of God in these times. This testimony means everything to me. I strive to know more and increase in faith as I grow more in Christ. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ has truly blessed my life and gave me meaning, and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live up to Christ-like examples each day. My desire to do good for God and for others is extremely important. I do this by serving members in the church, sharing the truths that I know, and reaching out to others who I think I can help receive the blessings of the Lord. I make an effort to never miss a church meeting and I cherish the prayers I am able to say to my Father in Heaven. I know that I come to a greater knowledge as I pray, read the scriptures (especially the Book of Mormon), and put myself in situations where I can feel the Spirit of God. I love the various callings that I have had leading multiple youth groups, serving alongside full-time missionaries, and even young single adult men at BYU. These services have helped others and have helped me to grow as a young individual. I know that one of the best opportunities to live my faith is to share what I know to others. I currently reporting to serve a mission for a period of 2 years in the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission, speaking Malagasy. I'm very excited for this opportunity and calling in which I will practice strict obedience to the standards necessary to bring forth the good news of Christ to the wonderful people that I will meet soon.