Hi I'm Jared
I have lived the majority of my life in 2 states, the first half i lived in Minnesota on a dairy farm and the 2nd half in SW Montana for about 10 years now, i love anything outdoors: Hunting, camping, hiking. Pretty much all of the above when it comes to being outside I just love the Mountains. I also really enjoy getting together with friends and going County swing dancing and just having fun.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because i truely love this gospel and i know that it"s true, i was raised in the church but i have found a testimony for myself that it is true and i know that it blesses my life everyday. The way that i found out for myself is the same way that everyone needs to. Ask God. It"s as simple as that, because no matter how many people tell me something is true I cant know for myself unless i get a spiritual confirmation from God (1 John 5:9) By praying to our Heavenly Father i have found that witness that this church is Christ Church on the earth today and by living the Gospel and seeing the blessings that it has brought me i continue to know. This is Christ's church, There is no other way for me to explain the Joy that this gospel has brought me.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon has been a great strength to me in my life. When we prayerfully study the Book of Mormon it invites the spirit of the Lord. I have felt that spirit as I have read the Book of Mormon. I look back on life and remember times when i had faced trials and had felt discouraged but every time that i turned to the Lord and took the time to study the Book of Mormon I felt that spirit that it brings and the comfort that the spirit gives, it has provided me with strength to overcome and to carry on with life, I cant every imagine what i would do without it to help me through life. It truly is the Word of God
How I live my faith
I strive to continue to strangthen my faith everyday by praying and studying the scriptures, I am also curently serving a 2 year mission going around everyday and helping others strengthen their faith in Chirst also and giving them the chance to recieve the blessings that come from living the Gospel. It is a great work and i enjoy every minute of it.