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Hi I'm Jon Smart

I practically live in thrift stores, I'm a wanna be rapper, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a missionary. A musician. An Adventure Time enthusiast. I really like to climb mountains and sit in libraries. I may or may not be found putting pepper on almost everything I eat. I'm just a real quirky dude that loves to sit around with people and quote movies and t.v. shows for hours on end when I'm not doing what I can to shred the mountain on a snowboard. If I had a super power, it would probably be to teleport, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem because the Doctor should show up any minute now. Maybe he will know what happened to my Hogwarts letter...

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of members and nonmembers. I was very fortunate to be sealed to my mother and father when I was four, along with my little brother, and following later, my other brother and sister. As time progressed, my family struggled to stay active in the church. This changed, however, when I entered middle school. I still had a hard time, though, as a teenager with parts of gospel; rules are hard for any young person that question. My testimony was tried constantly and I made a lot of mistakes. Soon, I started to struggle with a severe depression and everything started to lose it's luster. I felt hopeless, devoid of happiness, and the light that I once had faded away until, at one point, I felt it best to give up. I tried to take my life. During this experience, the smallest thought entered my mind, and in the darkness, it began to illuminate my mind from a dull hue to the brightest ray. I started to think of my Savior. He flooded my mind. It was such an incredible experience and I was filled with the Savior's love. I fell apart crying, and for the next two years, experienced an incredible trial of faith. In all of it I learned an undeniable truth: Christ lives. He is in everything and all testifies of Him. He knows us personally. He loves all of us. He speaks to Father in Heaven for us. He is our closest friend and offers us the greatest of all gifts, the atonement. He's the way to always be cheerful. He's the way to be with our family forever. He's the way to make this life something more than random. I am a Mormon because He lives!

How I live my faith

Right now I'm serving in the Georgia Macon Mission. At home I would go out with the missionaries and help them teach other people about the gospel and I had a calling as a teacher. Fulfilling in their own way, and challenging in their own way! Even though I teach all the time and love to do it, sometimes teaching about the gospel can be difficult just because it's such a vast topic! There is so very much that I want to put into a lesson, but it doesn't always all fit. But an even greater struggle is to make everyone involved and interested in everything the lesson includes. It's the most enjoyable and gratifying experience to teach and testify about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Spending time with random strangers in living rooms that I never expected to be in and literally just talking about the Messiah is such a fulfilling blessing.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Jon Smart
Our current prophet is Thomas S. Monson. He has two counselors that assist him; Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. This is called the First Presidency of the Church. Show more Show less