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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a husband and a father of two. I am a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma and veteran of the Marine Corps. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a proud dad and police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. I served in the US Marine Corps from 2009-2013 with a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012. My wife gave birth to our first son in 2010 and our second son in 2013. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing games, and making music. I like to play sports and am teaching my sons to play football and hockey. I went to college and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. I joined the military afterward and then joined the Tulsa Police Department. I love my job. I served as a missionary for the church when I was 19-21 years old in Estonia and Latvia.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that Jesus Christ lives. I believe that He is the Savior of the world and He loves us and wants us to be happy. I believe that Jesus Christ has selected prophets and apostles in our modern era just as He did in ancient times with Moses, Abraham, Peter, and Paul. I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that Thomas S. Monson is Christ's prophet today. I feel the love of the Savior when I am living in accordance with the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This helps me at work, home, when I feel down. We believe that families are sacred and can be kept together for all eternity thanks to the resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ and His authority, given to prophets, to unite families forever. That was a comfort for me in the military. I knew that if I died in action I would see my family again and that my wife would still be my wife and my sons would still be my sons.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I go to church services with my wife and sons. We sing hymns, listen to talks, and participate in lesson discussions. I love the feeling I get when I am among others who, like me, are trying to learn to be more like Jesus Christ. We share experiences and examples of how the principles of Jesus Christ's teachings help us daily. Every day my wife and I try to study from the scriptures together and we make sure we pray together too. This is something that helps our relationship and helps us synchronize our priorities. When we choose to watch movies or listen to music we try to only entertain ourselves with media that is uplifting and free from violence, foul language, or sexual references. This helps us have a good feeling in the home. An important part of living the gospel for me is the way I treat my wife, sons, and everyone else. I believe in serving my family members and people in my community. When life sends challenges my way I am blessed to have a perspective from the teachings of the church, and through prayer, that comforts me. (See personal stories below).

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jason
Families are where we find real happiness. Our most important work we can do on earth will be in our own homes. You may have heard that Momons don't have sex until they are married or don't believe that homosexual relationships are appropriate or that Mormons don't believe abortion should be used as birth control. All these common practices destroy the family and hurt children. We take our family responsibilities seriously because we believe families are so valuable. We believe that mothers and fathers have sacred responsibilities to be faithful to each other and keep God's commandments. They also have the duty of raising their children to be good, honest, followers of Jesus Christ. Too often family responsibilities are passed from parents to schools, governments, friends, etc. when mothers and fathers are the most successful at raising children. Too many fathers run away from the responsibility all together. The teachings of Jesus Christ help us to keep our families strong and safe. Show more Show less