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Hi I'm Jon

My name is Jon. I catch fish and fix Swiss machines. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Jon. I started commercial fishing to earn money for college. That was 35 years ago. Since then I have continued to fish on average every other year. When I need some extra money, I go to Alaska and fish for the summer. I also have a CNC Swiss repair business. I repair 9 & 10 axis Swiss made machines. It requires very precise workmanship, much of which is done under magnification. I never swear on the boat or in the shop, which is surprising to most people I work with. They often apologize when they swear around me. I grew up in the Mormon church and I was taught good habits at home. I didn't always do what I was taught, but I learned the value of self discipline by developing those habits for myself, one by one. There are a lot of good habits taught in the Mormon church. Many of my friends think that it would be too hard for them to live the Mormon religion. But they could do it one step at a time, like I did. God would help them too.

Why I am a Mormon

As I mentioned I grew up in the Mormon church, and have remained a Mormon for all these years for several reasons: 1) Our strong family culture keeps families together. We love to get together because we love one another and truly enjoy each other's company. 2) The Mormon service ethic is very strong; and I find great satisfaction serving others. It makes my day to make some one else's day! 3) I find satisfaction in striving to live the teachings of Jesus Christ as taught in the Mormon church. I find that living His teachings brings me deep satisfaction, and an inner peace, incomparable with any of my other pursuits in life. 4) Because I believe in the gospel of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I accept His teachings to love all People not judge others serve others treat others as we would like to be treated be humble forgive live all of the gospel teachings Living the gospel is not a burden , it is a pleasure.

How I live my faith

I have had some great opportunities for meaningful service in the Mormon church: I have assisted a congregation leader with his duties to look after the needy, assure the spiritual well-being of all members, and advise members concerning their individual duties to God and their fellowmen. Like most priesthood holders in the Mormon church, I am assigned to visit the homes of several members. Together with a companion I visit the same families each month to check on their well-being and report to my leaders any needs that they may have. We also deliver a short spiritual message to those families during our visit. It is a very rewarding assignment because we develop new friendships and learn more about serving others as Jesus did. Perhaps the most rewarding assignments that I have had in the Mormon church have been those working with the youth. I have had several opportunities to serve our youth as a boy scout leader. I enjoy working with youth (most of the time) and have a very good outdoors background. It has been a thrill to meet young men years later that identify themselves as scouts that I once served.