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Hi I'm Jon Schaack

I live in Texas. I'm a pediatric dentist, a family man, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a car in Germany. I grew up an 'army brat', living in different states and countries. I love playing basketball, although I can't get off the ground like I could 10 years ago! I have been married for over 11 years and we have four sons. I am a pediatric dentist in Texas. Life is busy. Life is great. The best is yet to come!

Why I am a Mormon

Like many people, I want to feel close to God. With so many options available to choose, both spiritual and secular, I want to feel like my life is on the right path. I want to be happy. The only way I can know truth...to know that path...is to ask God and seek his guidance. God knows us. He loves us. He wants us to know truth and be happy. And I know from personal experience that He answers honest prayers. I am a Mormon because I have prayed honestly with real intent to know the truthfulness of this restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have felt, and do often feel, the Holy Spirit confirm its truthfulness in my life. I feel it in my bones and I love the peace and joy it brings to my life. I love the strength it brings my family. I love how close I can feel to my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to serve others in love. The best service opportunities are always in the home. Prioritizing time for my family and learning to serve them has done more to bring me closer to Christ than any other service opportunity I've had. I also feel blessed to provide service in the Church. One amazing thing about the Church is the service opportunities available....serving the youth, serving the children, serving families. The Church provides abundant opportunities to serve in different capacities at different times in our lives. As a pediatric dentist, I feel so lucky to serve the wonderful kids that I see each day. I feel blessed to serve kids and families in my profession by working with integrity and honesty, with concern and love, and other Christlike attributes that are emphasized in this Church. These opportunities for service are what bring real happiness and joy in my life. Putting others first helps me to come to know the Savior better as I try to become more like Him.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jon Schaack
Families are forever. God wishes for all of us to have eternal families. In the next life, if I didn't have my wife by my side, it wouldn't be heaven to me. If I didn't have my kiddos standing by me, it wouldn't be heaven to me. If I couldn't stand beside my great great grandfather in appreciation for what he gave me through his sacrifice, it wouldn't be heaven to me. Families are meant to be together forever. In holy temples around the world families are sealed together forever. All people may accept this great invitation. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jon Schaack
You will know it is true when you know it from God independent of any other source. If one man can convince you of something, another man may likely convince you out of it. But when God tells you something, you can know for surety of its truth! The great promise at the end of the Book of Mormon states that "by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things." That feeling of peace, of joy, of a desire to know more, to do good, and be better, to have faith these are fruits of the Spirit. If you will ask God in faith and all sincerity, you will know the truth of this work directly from Him. The strength of this Church is not in its numbers, growth rate, humanitarian efforts, or other Church programs, though these may draw attention. The strength of the Church is the conviction that lies in the hearts of individuals all over the world. This conviction is founded in a living testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and in his latter-day work. I know it is true!  Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jon Schaack
Talk to your Mormon neighbor or associate. I find that many people have misconceptions/questions. Some are afraid to ask questions directly to Mormons to know the truth. You will find most Mormons who live their religion to be very open and honest about our faith. You do not need to worry about offending or looking ignorant. We enjoy sharing this faith because of the joy we feel in it. This website www.mormon.org is also a great resource. Show more Show less