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Hi I'm Jeremy

I grew up in Alaska, I love the outdoors and sports in general. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm your typical college kid..surviving off no sleep and ramen noodles. If I get a chance you can bet I'll be off somewhere playing Ultimate Frisbee or some other sport. I'm a pretty active guy and I just like having fun. I've had some opportunities with some of my jobs to travel around a bit...I'm always up for going somewhere new. I love having fun and making people laugh, but when it really boils down to it I'm a pretty serious guy, especially when it comes to things that I feel are really important. I try to make the right choices and to choose paths that I know will make me happy in the long run.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised in the church has its own unique challenges. When you are brought up in a particular religion it can take some time for you to realize what you are doing and stop and analyze it to see if it's what you really believe and want. Most of my childhood was spent going through the motions and believing everything I was taught because my parents believed it and told me it was true. Eventually, there came a time in my life where I realized I didn't really doubt anything I was taught, but that I didn't really care either. I didn't have any personal experience that convinced me that what I had been taught was relevant or even important in my life. So I just did what I wanted and didn't give much thought or attention to the "religious side" of my life. I remember one day I had a friend start to questions different points of my beliefs and although I tried to give coherent answers and simple explanations, I realized I didn't know where to look in the scriptures to support what I had been taught. This started a process of intense personal study in the scriptures. The more I began to study and read the more excited I became as I realized EVERYTHING I was taught had significant and clear scriptural support. I started to see how these truths all fit together like a puzzle and that nothing was random, unsupported or out of harmony with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I could feel in my heart that the things I read and learned in the church were and are true. I finally had my own experiences that were clear and powerful enough for me to know that this is the fulness of the gospel. Nothing was left undone. My deepest questions were answered and I felt sincere peace as I spent many hours in prayer talking with the Lord about everything I had learned. I know for myself, independent of any other soul on this earth that Jesus Christ lives! That this is His church and that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are his word.

How I live my faith

I'm not perfect, but I'm trying to do a little better every day. I have found that the more I develop my relationship with our Savior I realize there are new areas where I can serve and do a little better. I try to keep a good habit of reading the scriptures on a daily basis, especially the Book of Mormon. This helps me to feel the Lord's love for me and it helps me be open to inspiration for things I can and need to do in my life. I also try to pray frequently throughout the day. In the morning and at night are when I try to really discuss things with the Lord. Throughout the day I try to offer many simple prayers to give thanks or to help me along my way. I can easily note the difference in my day when I have or haven't read my scriptures and prayed. I am so grateful the Lord loves us enough to give us those two methods of staying in touch with him. I realize more and more how much I rely on him to avoid the obstacles in my path and to have lasting peace and joy. Because I feel I have received so much I try to do what I can to give back. I believe one of the best ways I can do that is to serve in the church. When I am asked to serve either by teaching lessons, giving service or visiting with those in need of a friend I try to respond quickly and with the right attitude. I figure we're all in this together and we all want to get to the same place and the best way to do that is to help each other along the way.