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Hi I'm Jonathan

I grew up in the inner-city of Boston. I'm currently a senior in college. I married the most amazing woman ever. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are sports-a-holics. In other words, we love sports! Basketball is our favorite. Also, I love technology, especially those that have the name Apple, Inc. stamped on them Hahaha. I am currently working in the heart of Seattle, WA. I am currently a senior in college and I can't wait until that day comes for me to finally walk across that graduation stage. I served as a full-time missionary for two years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I absolutely fell in love with that beautiful country and also the people that I met there. My wife and I consider ourselves to be very blessed and lucky to be members of Jesus Christ's church here on earth. We love the gospel and strive to make it the center of our lives everyday. We are not perfect, but we sure do try our best to be. But hey, that's life for ya! Overall, we are very happy people who are looking for only the best things in life for our family.

Why I am a Mormon

In a world of inconsistant values and an ever-changing culture, I believe that a lot of people are looking for something that allows them to feel a sense of security and purpose in life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serves as that for me. The church's teachings helped me to gain a true testimony and belief that I am a child of God, that our Savior Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven love me and want me to live a happy life and be able to one day return to them with my eternal family. My family means the world to me and I credit this to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church teaches us that the most important organization on earth is the family. This belief is something that I feel is not only lacking in today's world, but is also to this day diminishing. I love the gospel. I am so very grateful for my membership in this church. I know that this is the true church of Christ here on earth and that if we strive to live by it's teachings, we will find a joy, a piece and a sense of security and purpose that we cannot find anywhere else.

How I live my faith

In the church, every member is assigned a group of families to watch over and fellowship with. We are told to visit these families, when possible, at least once a month. This being said, we are also admonished by the Savior to not only look over the families that are assigned to us but to always be engaged in a good cause and to always be looking for others to serve. I find these teaching and visiting assignments to be very helpful not only to those being served but also to those who are serving. In my life, I have been blessed abundantly because of wonderful members who dedicated their time to making sure that everything was well with me and my family. I also have felt the love of the Savior in my own life during those times that I set apart to serve those around me. While serving a mission in Brazil, I was able to learn what the true meaning of "discipleship" is. As a full-time voluntary missionary, you spend every hour of your day for two whole years looking for people to teach and serve. I was able to become familiar with a culture that was foreign to me. I was able to see many miracles both large and small. My time in Brazil was indeed one of the best periods of my life. By dedicating those two years of my life to serve others like the Savior would do if he were here Himself, I was able to become closer to Him and our Heavenly Father. I was able to build a firm foundation on which my testimony of the gospel stands on even to this day.