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Hi I'm Jason

I'm adopted, I'm a landscape architect, I'm a happily married father of four, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married to the love of my life and have 4 wonderful children. I am a landscape architect and entrepreneur who loves the outdoors and has a passion for almost anything sports and recreation related. I enjoy associating with people, listening to good music, photography, designing things, coaching youth baseball, and more than anything, spending time with my family and doing things with them that bring us closer together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was adopted when I was just a few days old. There is not a day that goes by that I don't reflect on that life changing moment and how things could be very different for me had I not come to the home that I did. It was at that early age, by the grace of God, that I was welcomed into a home with loving parents who taught me the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that have shaped my life. However, being taught by my parents was just the beginning for me in coming to know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and it's teachings are true. I had to learn for myself and put myself in a position to receive the testimony that I have today. I love the story in the book of Luke where we read of a woman who for twelve long years had suffered from a bleeding condition. She had exhausted all her means in search of a cure but had found none. In a crowd of people, she approached the Savior from behind and touched the hem of His garment. The Savior wanted to know who had touched Him because He felt that power had gone out of Him. His Apostles could not understand why he asked the question he did, “Master, the multitude throngs thee and presses thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?” The woman then confessed that it was she who had touched Him and had been immediately healed. This humble women was the only one among the crowd who had come to touch the Savior of the world. In return, she was the only one whom the Savior personally touched and whom he made whole. I know that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ. I know this because I have reached for them in my life through the power of prayer, studying the scriptures, keeping the commandments, and having faith while overcoming the trials and challenges that come with everyday life. In return, by the power of the Holy Ghost, my loving Father in Heaven has touched my life and blessed me with a personal testimony that this gospel (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best I can each and every day to live a life that would be pleasing to my Father in Heaven. I try to be an example of optimism to those around me, as I have a testimony that we have no need to fear if we have faith in Jesus Christ and are living a life that is pleasing to him. I enjoy fulfilling my church calling, and see it as a wonderful opportunity to volunteer my time and talents in moving the work of the Lord forward and blessing the lives of those around me. I also enjoy the opportunities I have in the community and among those I know to share my testimony and to serve them when the opportunity presents itself. Perhaps the most important way I feel I live my faith is by being the best father and husband that I can be. I want to make sure I am teaching my children correct principles and helping them develop testimonies that God knows exactly who they are, that his love for them knows no bounds, and that they always can and should turn to him for help and guidance. I also want to make sure that I am supporting my wife in every way that I possibly can to help her fulfill her responsibilities as a mother and a wife. At the core of my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the principle of eternal families. Doing the things I need to do to keep my family headed in the direction that our Heavenly Father wants us to go is the most important thing I feel I can do on an everyday basis in living my faith.