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Hi I'm Jason Jones

I grew up and live in Texas and love it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My degree is in Geography so I love playing around with maps. I'm a big sports fan and love to play softball! I grew up in the Dallas area and was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints in the summer of 1995. I'm married to a beautiful wife and have three wonderful kids. We really enjoy camping and just hanging out together. Board games are big at our home. Cooking is a fun way for our family to get together. Homemade cakes, ice creams and salsas top the list.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in Texas and within my family, faith played a large part of my early childhood. However, as I grew older I began to have doubts about the reality of God and man's attempts to "organize" churches. I quickly abandoned the faith I had as a child and became atheistic in my beliefs. I slowly became more depressed in thought and in some ways angrier at everything around me. Luckily, I met a great family that showed me there was more to living than the riotous life I was leading. I began reading more in the Bible and then the Book of Mormon. I started to become frustrated with my life and felt a great void therein. In reading the words of God found within these two books, I prayed to God the Eternal Father that he would help me understand if the Bible and Book of Mormon were true. I also prayed to see if His church had been restored and about Joseph Smith’s role in it. After much praying and pondering, the Lord answered my prayers and I felt the burdens of sins weigh heavy upon me. I then felt the weight of those sins being lifted away by the Savior. I have never felt so clean and peaceful that at that moment. I knew, nothing doubting, that I needed to follow Him. My heart was full of love and I knew deep inside that I needed to follow all of His commandments. I was soon thereafter baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have always remembered that that blessing and will never forget the feelings of my heart that day. I continue to see his blessings in my life today. I have become a better husband, father and son because of my membership within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I now understand my potential to be like my Savior. Because of all these wonderful experiences and many more are why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love living my faith. I know that I am not perfect and make so many mistakes (just ask my kids!) However, being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches me to be like the Savior. I want to be like He is. He is so loving and kind and compassionate. In trying to be more like Christ, I know my family comes first. I strive to serve them in any way I can. We have a family night every Monday where we take turns (kid’s included) teaching one another short lessons about how to be better people. We may teach about faith, about helping one another, or just about being good neighbors. We also play games and have a good tasting treat. Within the community, our family also helps out with service projects within our congregation. Recently, we have collected food donations for those who have lost their homes in the wild fires here in Texas. We have also collected for those who have less than we do. We collected food for our local food pantries, and we made hygiene packets for the homeless in our area. In all that I do, I try to see people as God sees us – as His Children. We are all the Children of God and He loves all of us. I try to see all people in the same way, regardless of religion, race, or other beliefs. In serving and helping other people, I feel like I can live my faith and continue to become a better person.