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Hi I'm Jonathan Patterson

I grew up in Liberty, MS, which is super small town in the south. I graduated form ASC and I'm serving a mission in Arcadia, CA.

About Me

Well I grew up in Mississippi. I graduated fourth in my class from high school. I played football from fourth grade till my senior year. I loved it so much. Football was life. I am an Eagle Scout. About two and half years ago my dad passed away. He was great man and a great example to me. He is a big part of why I am serving a mission right now. So right now I am currently serving a mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in the California, Arcadia mission.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I'm a mormon is because I chose to be. I grew up in the church, but I went because my parents told me too. I didn't really decide for myself until about two and a half years ago when my dad died. I had to make a lot of hard decisions in my life at that point and that is when I really decided to find out whether this church is true or not. So I started to pray and read the scriptures and I got my answer. I know that this church is true with out a doubt. I am so thankful for this church because I know that I will see my dad again and it's not just over at death. Just this knowledge alone brought me so much comfort and peace in my time of need I knew that the church had to be true. Everyone has their own personal conversion stories and different things that brought them to the truth and I am so glad that I found it in my life. I am so thankful for the atonement that the Savior performed for all of us. I am thankful for that because I am able to be forgiven for all the many mistskes that I make in this life and with out it there would be no way we could ever go back and live with Heavenly Father again. I know that our church is led and guided by a modern day prophet and his name is Thomas S. Monson. He truly does recieve the revelation for all us that God wants us know. I know that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God and he did indeed restore the gospel here back to the earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is the work of God and we can all come to know this for ourselves if we just simple read and ponder the words that are written in them. I know that the priesthood power has been restored to the earth and that man can indeed act in God's name and do the things that he would do if He was here. I know that all these things are true for myself because I have sought after these things to know if they are true. Through sincere prayer and reading of the Book of Mormon anyone can know for their selves. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

By living my faith I decided to serve a full time mission for my church. So on a mission you devote all your time and efforts to the Lord for two years of your life. During those two years your go out and teach people about Jesus Christ and all the things that he has done for us to be able to make it back to live with our Father in Heaven again and how His gospel has been restored back to the earth exactly how it was when he was here on earth. By knowing that the simple truths of gospel has been restored it makes me want to live my life more according to the Gospsel Of Jesus Christ. So that is how I live my faith. Just trying better today than I was yesterday.