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Hi I'm Jonathan Allen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student studying to become a Paramedic.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon for all of my life, but I wasn't active, or going to church every week, until I was 18 years old. I became active because of my friends. I didn't really enjoy going to church. I didn't understand why going to church was important. I knew there was a God, but I couldn't comprehend that He knew me personally; I couldn't see His work in my life. During my high school experience in my junior year, my family and I moved to a different city. I didn't know anyone. I thought my life was getting worse. I remember one day I was sitting at a table in the cafeteria alone, and a bunch of kids came and sat down at the table where I was sitting. They introduced themselves and I found out that one of the guys lived a couple of blocks away from where I lived. I started hanging out with him. Eventually he asked me if I was a member of the church and I told him I didn't like going to church. He told me to try going to church again, but come with me and my family. I felt a strong urge to agree to go, so I did. During church I was thinking to myself, "Why am I here? I don't belong." I was listening to someone talk on the pulpit, and he was talking about prayer. He said,"to find out if anything is true, all you need to do is say a prayer and ask." I pondered that statement for a while. When I went home I asked if I belong here and I got a strong urge to keep going to church. I told my friend that I wanted to keep going to church with him and his family, and they told me that would be fine. My friend then asked me if I had a Book of Mormon. I told him I did, but I lost it. He said that I could have his, so I took it home and read some of it that night. When I was reading it, I felt peace, and happiness more than I have ever felt before. I wanted to feel these feelings more, so I kept going to church and i kept reading the Book of Mormon. On the last page of the Book of Mormon it tells us to pray to find out for yourself if this book is true, so I did.

How I live my faith

I am just a student right now, but eventually I will be a paramedic/firefighter so that I can help those who are in need. I want to be able to help save lives, and help those get the help that they need.