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Hi I'm John

I grew up among the beautiful green trees of Kingwood, Texas. Now I live and work in Washington, DC. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

With a dad who is 7 feet tall and a younger brother who is 6' 7", I'm easily the shortest male in my family at 6' 4"! I enjoy my work and educational pursuits, but what gives me the most satisfaction is being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my relationships with other people, particularly my family. My family: Ever since I was a boy I admired and looked up to my dad. I knew from a young age that I wanted to grow up to be the type of man that he is. Since then, I've tried to pattern my life in such a way as to make him proud. My younger brother is my best friend and we have a strong bond. My mom is also my best friend and closest confidant.

Why I am a Mormon

My identity in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints started with my dad. While growing up, I never had any question that he was 100% committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the church. My conversion began there. I was in high school when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. I knew that my parents knew it was true and as a result, I read it for the first time believing that it was true as well. On more than one occasion, as I read I was filled with an inner feeling of peace and joy that is hard to describe. When I finished the book, I never felt the need to ask God in prayer if the book was true. I already knew that it was. I recognized that the good feelings I had experienced while reading were from the Holy Ghost. A testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon had been given to me as I read for the first time.

How I live my faith

I try to remember to serve other people, as Jesus Christ would do. I really enjoy going to church each Sunday in my local congregation made up of other young mormon single adults. Each member gets a "job" to do in the local congregation. Right now, my job is to teach a class for members of church who are preparing to go inside the temple for their first time. I keep the "standards" of the church - I don't drink, smoke, or use drugs. I strive to be honest, hard-working, and to abstain from bad things.