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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up in North Carolina, lived in California, Utah and Georgia. I am in Physical Therapy School. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a medium sized city in North Carolina. I have an older brother, two younger sisters a loving mom and dad and a beautiful wife. I love all kinds of sports and being out doors. I grew up riding my bike around, doing Taekwando, surfing, skating, snowboarding, camping, ping pong, basketball, art and much more. I was a bit shy and reserved through my teenage years but have grown out of that. Now I love meeting and talking to new people, hanging out with friends and especially being with my wife and family. I graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science, and am now going to school to be a physical therapist. I love human anatomy and how the the body works. It is fascinating; truly a testament of God's hand in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I studied, fasted, prayed and asked God what was right. Yes, I grew up in a Mormon family. However, there comes a point in everyone's life when they must choose. I was a freshmen in college when I started to act on the feelings God was putting in my heart. At the time I was not very serious about spiritual things or God. I had in some ways lost my way. There was always an emptiness that I felt and a deep yearning for something more; something at the time I could not label but something very real. Of course I know now that the yearning was the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of God steering me in the right direction and that something more was the truth. I am a Mormon because the doctrines bring me the closest to God and my Savior Jesus Christ; because they give me an understanding of my purpose in life and direction. I know that I can live with and be in my family forever. I know how to get there. I have gained a fundamental testimony of the Book of Mormon, what we consider the Restoration of the Gospel, of Joseph Smith and modern day prophets and apostles, of the Bible and of my Savior Jesus Christ. The more and more I live the gospel, grow, study and pray I gain further testimony of all these things. It feels good to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently, I teach the youth Sunday school class for my local congregation and work with the Boy Scouts here at the church building. I've taught other adult Sunday classes, visit people's homes to strengthen their faith in Christ, teach with the missionaries, served as a full-time missionary in California, given talks in front of the whole congregation and more. My wife and I are very involved with the church and do so willingly because God wants his children to work together and build each other up. We have made many close friends at church in all the areas we've lived in. I feel I grow the most from all the service I give; I learn priceless life experiences and grow in my faith in God and Jesus Christ. Being involved is only a part of how I live my faith. Living my faith is mostly a constant inward way of life expressed in the simple moments of life. It is lived in strife for daily scripture study and prayer; Praying with my wife and reading the scriptures with her; The way I interact and treat people; My constant drive for self improvement and becoming more like my Savior, and many other things.