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Hi I'm Jason Irvin

I grew up in the Midwest of the US, I love to build and intend to pursue engineering as a life calling, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as a kid in Missouri, and spent my high school career in Kansas, where I ambitiously spent my time in an engineering program. While I would not go as far to say that I was particularly skilled at it, I developed a passion for science and technology and hope to pursue it in years to come. I have spent the last winter studying and preparing for the wonderful opportunity I have to serve a mission beginning near the end of April, 2016, and I am more grateful by the day for this time. I love the works of God amid the human family, any contribution I can make in modern times to these works is an honor. I am a gardener. In spite of limited space, I have labored with a mild obsession with plants to make my room a forest, and I fear that my brother will not be able to keep track of them all while I am gone. Recently I have enjoyed the opportunity to use my time to rebuild a small Geo Metro engine with my brother and Dad, so I have gained a lot of respect for older cars and their engines and I like the idea of being able to fix something myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to this church wholeheartedly because I belong to my God, and I know that this is the frame and system He uses to guide His children on this journey of life. I believe in answers to prayer, I have felt them, and I know that Heavenly Father not only lives, but loves each of His children individually. I grew up in this church, and plenty of times I tried to see if this belief was an illusion, but I have discovered that it is not through the vibrant relationship the Father has with His children. It takes faith, or in a more applicable term trust, but I have felt simple prayers come alive, and have been astonished at the simple and powerful truths provided therein. I believe that He creates worlds, stars, galaxies, and so many other things there are no words for. But more profoundly to me, He knows how to fix even the tiniest of things, even the broken soul of an unknown passerby, regardless of how fractured by trauma and betrayal. The only thing He ever asks for in return is trust, and while sometimes that is really difficult, once you start on the path of a relationship with God the Father, it becomes the only clear thing in this entire world.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve as a missionary, and I have had the opportunity to be a missionary helper, or ward missionary in my local church. Occasionally, when missionaries want members to help them out in lessons for investigators, they contact ward missionaries and we usually meet them at the investigators house or the church building and join in on their discussions. Ward missionaries also help out with church activities when they have something to do with missionary work. Mostly, I am part of a support group for the local missionaries so they can get what they need, when they need it. The work they are doing is very important, and I work to make the little things less of a hassle for them so they can focus on teaching people.