Hi I'm Jaron
My name is Jaron. I am currently a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mormons. I went to a semester of college before I began serving my mission. Some of the things I like to do are play sports with my friends, play video games, and just hang out with my friends, so pretty much I'm a normal 19 year old guy. I'm kind of good at math, and I'm hoping to be a college profesor when I grow up and teach both religion classes and math classes. So yup, that's me.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents were Mormon when I was born, and my Grandparents as well. It was always expected of me to be a good kid, to attend church, to read the scriptures, etc. But that's not why I'm still a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the one true and living church on the earth. I know it because I know The Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was the prophet of the restoration, that we have a living prophet, and because I can testify and I have felt the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ in my life. I know this not because somebody told me, not because somebody proved to me that this church was true through persuasion or because it's the tradition I grew up with. I know because I have followed what the Scriptures have challenged me to do. I read them, I prayed about them and I received answer after answer that they are true. The Holy Ghost has born witness to me that this church is true, and that is why I'm a Mormon
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is incredibly important in my life. When my days get hard, and they often do, prayer brings comfort and peace into my life. I have often found myself needing to take a small break from whatever I'm doing just to kneel down and ask for help. The comfort that I feel every time is almost tangible. I know that my Father in Heaven really does listen to me and helps me to overcome my trials. Prayer has been integral in just helping me get through the day.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
Mormons go on missions for a couple reasons. The reason I, however, decided to go on a mission is because this church and the message that it brings are a huge part of my life, and have made me happier than anything else in the world. I had seen the happiness in my life and the lives of people around me and I know that it was something important that needs to be shared. If people accept and act upon the message as missionaries bring it, their lives will be changed for the better and they will find true happiness. As a church, it is our duty to spread the gospel as we know it. The gospel is the most important thing in the world, and will save lives if put to action. If we did not spread what we know, we would not be true disciples of Christ. Christ's brief, but powerful, three year ministry changed the world for the better and brought Christianity to the forefront of world religion. His three years changed Billions of lives for the better. We hope that the two years we give will have some small impact on someone's life.
How I live my faith
Well, for one thing I'm serving a mission, I've been called by a prophet to preach the gospel in Spanish to the people of Georgia. Before this I served in a small leadership position in my local Ward, I helped put together activities for a group of members in my college Ward, and I actively participated in the Young Men's program in my Ward. This church has given me many opportunities to serve and to help better my leadership abilities.