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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a husband and father. I have degrees from rival schools, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

By day I design medical devices and equipment. I come home just in time to steal a kiss from my sweetheart before my two toddler boys want to "dog-pile!". I love a Capella music, running, cycling, and currently hold the family racquetball "king" trophy T-shirt, which trades between two other brothers and my dad. I have six siblings and we're well on our way to a half-dozen of our own, with our third (first girl) due this summer. I hold a mechanical engineering degree from one university and an MBA from the rivaling school! I claim the first, and my wife is a devoted fan of the second... we play it up as often as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ means everything to me. I am grateful for pioneer ancestors who sacrificed all so that I could enjoy it's blessings. I haven't had one major "Saul" experience, but my personal conversion has come bit by bit in little personal interactions with God, our loving Father. The sum of these experiences and gentle, unspoken communications tells me that He knows me personally, guides His living apostles and prophets, and is pleased when I keep His commandments. I know that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ pays the price of my sins, when I make the effort to qualify. It works! and brings wonderful joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I home teach four families, most of which live within two blocks. One is a quadriplegic sister who is so capable, independent (and a little stubborn), we have to keep close tabs on things she might need. My calling requires me to convey information from the stake leaders to the leaders of a ward in the stake, I help to train and orient new leaders in the men's organizations in the ward. I also speak in each of the seven wards in the stake once each year.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jason
All young men are encouraged to serve a two-year mission beginning at age 19 up to 25. For them it is a priesthood duty. Young women may also serve for 18 months beginning at age 21. For them, it is neither required nor expected, but many do chose to serve and do so wonderfully. Many do not or are not able to serve a full-time mission for a variety of reasons. A colleague asked me last week if not serving a mission is looked down upon. I have since thought that it may be easily understood by comparing a mission to a college degree. Most people recognize the value and know that it is the best path, but many have either not had the opportunity, not qualified, not finished, or have simply chosen not to go. The opportunity missed is great, but it does not determine the person's value or potential. So young men in particular are encouraged in every way to prepare to serve missions, because of their priesthood duty as well as the great opportunity it will be in their lives and the lives of countless others that they will serve. Show more Show less