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Hi I'm Jonny

I'm a Hoosier. I'm an Eagle Scout. I was an active XC runner. I'm a weather enthusiast, a Storm Spotter for the NWS. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah's everlasting hills. When I was young, my family moved a fair amount between states, from Kentucky to Minnesota, but eventually we established ourselves permanently at Cross Roads of America: Indiana. During my childhood years, I developed a fascination with weather. I used to watch the weather channel and make my own "forecasts." One stormy evening, I remember my parents outside on the front lawn watching an active thunderstorm light up the sky. I was simultaneously terrified and fascinated. These and many other personally witnessed weather events furthered my passion for meteorology. Consequently, I am currently a Storm Spotter for the National Weather Service. During high school, I was an active participant in Cross Country and Track. I love to run! While I was not the most exceptional runner, I enjoyed the closeness I felt with my teammates; we've made great memories. I also play piano and love to compose when time allows.

Why I am a Mormon

Like Nephi, I was raised by wonderful parents, active members of the LDS church, that taught me the principles and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through both example and spoken word, they taught me from an early age to fear God and follow his precepts. As I have grown older, I have observed the wisdom in their teachings and have witnessed God's hand personally in my life. As I stated above, I am fascinated by weather. I marvel at the beauty of the Earth. As observed in a favorite hymn "O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee, How Great Thou Art!" He is truly great, and the world around us is a testament to his power and majesty. Every time I observe the stormy sky, I remember Him. He created this world in part for me. Despite my seeming insignificance in the grandeur of His creations, God knows me personally and wants me to return home to him.

How I live my faith

As a youth, I have participated in the church youth group, attended many Boy Scout expeditions, and served in the Aaronic Priesthood. I have assisted my mother in Lafayette Urban Ministry's soup kitchens and have attended other church sponsored service projects. I hometeach three families, two of whom do not attend church regularly. We visit them to share love and friendship and strengthen them in Christ. I was also recently called by the leaders of our church on a two year mission to Salt Lake City Utah. There I spread the gospel in the Spanish language. We Mormons consider the leaders of our church, the Prophet and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as special witnesses of Christ and recipients of God given revelation for the Church in this day. As a result, I feel Christ himself has called me to this service. I am anxious to begin serving both Him and the citizens of Utah.