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Hi I'm J. Johnson

I've always been called JayR.

About Me

I go by JayR! Currently, I study business management at the Marriott School of Business and also public relations at the School of Fine Arts of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I also enjoy studying religion, family life, and Hispanic/ Latin American culture. *I enjoy making a meaningful contribution to my family, church, community and college. *I love sports, especially wrestling, rugby, tennis, boxing and football. *I served as a missionary in Co'rdoba, Argentina from 2006 to 2008 and managed the training of more than 20 Latter-day Saint volunteer representatives. In this setting I exercised the values of communication, teamwork, time management, public relations, fulfillment, and accountability among several missionary teams. *I served on the National Honor Society. *I am an Eagle Scout. I helped organize and execute an Eagle Project that provided thousands of toys to Iraqi children through the U.S. Army’s 82nd Medical Company Blackhawk Helicopter unit, more commonly known as the “Toy Bomber Project.” The heartwarming story of Iraqi children receiving toys from the U.S. Army was covered by major news media across the U.S.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith as a Christian member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes from learning how to achieve true happiness. True happiness to me involves achieving my optimal health, wealth, and positive relationships. Being a Christian helps me know more fully the teachings of Jesus Christ. In them I learn how to overcome most sickness and to have more energy with a simple diet program called the Word of Wisdom. I know the Word of Wisdom to be inspired of God. Jesus Christ teaches us about wealth. In 1 Timothy of the New Testament, He taught people that money isn't evil. He emphasized the "love" or lust after money is the root of all evil. As a Christian, I know this is true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learn how to: *Get out and stay out of debt *How to start and establish a savings plan *How to prepare for difficult times (drought, natural disasters, and even war) by collecting food storage *How to give back to Him, our family,or Church, and our community. Philanthropy and generosity are major parts of the LDS faith. *How to graciously accept acts of charity from others Christ also teaches us how we should treat each other so that one day we will live happily together with Him someday. He teaches us to be grateful for what we have and strive to help others optimize their life spiritually, mentally, and physically. He teaches us to be trusting, forgiving, and sincere with others. He also teaches us how to deal with difficult people without jeopardizing our safety and health. He was firm, but kind with those who were mean to Him. He teaches us we are no better than each other, despite our differences, racially, in gender, and in socio-economic status. Knowing we are all God's children helps me enjoy my faith. I am a Christian because as a Mormon I learn how to treat myself and others with true love, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We learn how to create positive relationships based on trust, love, commitment, and service.

How I live my faith

Each Sunday, I help teach others the basics of my faith and I help people find the answers their questions about life. Each month, a friend and I go to visit a few families assigned to us by the Church. Each visit includes a gospel discussion and an invite to help the families, if they request help for something going on in their life. For example, if a family needs help lifting something or moving something, then we make ourselves available to help. Sometimes these families ask us to pray for them when they are going through a tough time. I currently loaned my iron out to one of the families I visit. Most of the time, the simple acts of service seem to be the most helpful when we visit families inside and out of the Church.