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Hi I'm Jon

I live in Irving, TX. I'm an AutoCad Technician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a design engineer, so I enjoy drawing, as long as it has to be straight lines and perfect circles. I am a Jaycee (Junior Chamber of Commerce) and will be president in 2012. Through this I am able to give back to my community very much, and learn some leadership traits along the way. I've just became an avid recycler. It gives me something to do. I like to read very much, and am part of a book club. TV and movies are great, when there is enough time for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I can't imagine being anything else. I was raised Catholic and fell away from that right away. I spent about 6 to 7 years not being invested in any form of Religion. About six months before my 30th birthday I was introduced to some very nice young men, probably the coolest missionaries in the world, who gave me a Book of Mormon. The first question they asked me was "Are you Religious?" I answered no. Look at me now. I'm a recovering alcoholic (sounds worse than it is), and an ex-smoker of ten years. I was baptized about a month and a half after I quit all of those things, and I haven't looked back since. I know the Book of Mormon is true. It helped me in more ways than I can describe.

How I live my faith

I strive everyday to be better than what I was the day before. Because of this, everyday is the best day of my life. I volunteer a lot in my community, through Jaycee events. Like I said before, I've started to recycle, and this enables me to make better decisions about what I purchase. People notice this, and have followed. I've just been called to be a Ward Missionary. I've been asked to concentrate on spreading the Scriptures through the internet, so I will probably start writing a blog soon. Still working that one out. I help the full time missionaries out, with rides and help teach lessons every once in a while. I'm able to look at things from more than one side. I can show, through just being alive and going through what I did, how true and great this Church is.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Jon
All the times that I am the most calm, I know the Holy Ghost is present. At first I thought it was just the missionaries, but I was able to obtain that feeling, on my own, when I prayed. The Holy Ghost has also helped me become more focused at work and at home. I'm better at my job. I'm better at reading and studying scriptures. I'm a single guy, but I'm still able to keep my apartment clean. It hasn't always been this way, trust me. I am, basically, "happy" all the time now. I still get down and upset, but the Holy Ghost is able to prompt me back to a better "feeling". I causes me to have a better understanding of things that would get on my nerves before. Show more Show less