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Hi I'm Jared

I've lived in Utah, Texas, Georgia, and the Netherlands; I'm a happily married man; I'm a laser technician; I'm a mormon

About Me

I was born in Utah, and spent most of my life there. I've lived in Texas and the Netherlands as well, and I will eventually see my new home in Georgia soon. I own a small business called Prestige Multimedia Services, which specializes in computer services, movie productions, audio productions, and photography. I love my work, because it makes me improvise a lot. That, however, has been put on hold for two years, so that I can serve a mission in the northern part of the State of Georgia. After that, I plan to attend college so that I can build the business better. My life is different outside of my work, though, with other hobbies to occupy my time. I love to build model airplanes, with a sweet tooth for World War 1 and 2 birds. I love that, because it teaches precision and patience; both of which are useful in life. I also love playing my dark-blue guitar, named Blake, during free time. That's always helped me relax when times get hectic. Apart from that, it's spending awesome-quality time with my Father; doing whatever needs to be done, like working on a car or doing landscaping; as well as spend time at movies and other fun places occasionally as well. I also love playing video games and riding bikes with my little sister, along other activities with her. I also absolutely Love spending time with my eight nieces and two nephews, who are an absolute blast! That's my life, and I think it flat-out Rocks!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all of my life. It has been very enjoyable, because of the companionship I have with the Holy Spirit. I have seen the blessings of being in the church not only in my own life, but the lives of others. Being a member of the church has given me comfort through these trying times. Even with all of the wars and destruction going on, like the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I know that Christ is there, ready and willing to comfort those who stand in need.

How I live my faith

I look at the example that Jesus Christ has set for us, and I do my best to follow it. When I was younger, I was definately not the best example of how we should live our lives. I was almost constantly getting into fights. Even though I was in elementary school, I thought I was being stupid. In sixth grade, I took a look at my life, and decided that that wasn't where I wanted to go. I decided that I needed to change my life, and I did. I am now so much more involved in the community, and that is all because of the people I knew in the church, and by deciding to work towards adopting Christ-like attributes.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jared
We are very much so. We believe in God the Eternal Father, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We strongly believe that Jesus Christ created the world, and filled it with life. We believe that we were once in His presence, and that we will eventually return to Him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jared
Absolutely not! I have, on several occasions, helped those who I've never met. Most of those people are not mormons! Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jared
Our leaders have said that "Every young, willing, and able young man should serve a mission." For the young men, it pretty much Is a requirement. For the young women, "you are not under the same obligation to serve, but your assistance is greatly appreciated."  Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Jared
 We believe it is important for us to take care of our bodies because they are gifts from God. If you were to lend your car to a friend, you would do so with faith that they will care for it and not damage it in any way. God feels the same way with us. He gave us our bodies as a gift, and he expects us to take good care of them. In the Bible, it states that our bodies are temples. It states that because every once in a while, the Holy Ghost comes and temporarily dwells in you. When that happens, God -through His Spirit- is able to give you comfort, guidance, and knowledge. It is just like the temples that our church have built around the world, which are places where God can dwell. That is another reason why we must take care of our bodies, for "God cannot dwell in unholy temples." Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Jared
Everything proves the existence of God. Air, water, the sun and moon, Earth, grass, us... I can keep going. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Jared
The scriptures state repeatedly that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever." God will never change how He does things, so why Not have twelve Apostles? Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Jared
Modesty and Chastity are related in one essential way, which is Thought. Modesty is dressing appropriately -meaning that we don't wear certain articles of clothing that expose more than what should be, or that draw the wrong type of people. When we dress modestly, we attract people that also dress modestly, and are more easily able to have clean thoughts. When we don't, we attract others who don't, and therefore allow unclean thoughts to enter our minds. Chastity comes into that mix on the level of our thoughts. Members of the church are admonished to be "honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men." This means having clean thoughts and pure minds. How can we do that if we wear immodest clothing? Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jared
Temples are places where God can dwell. They are places where we can make very special covenants or promises with God, such as Eternal Marriage and being eternally united with our families. Because of those things, we can only allow members in -and only members who live worthily to enter. We don't expound on what goes on in there because of how sacred those ordinances are. We don't really even talk about them while In the temple because what goes on is so sacred. Now, this does not mean that those who are converted cannot enter. We work with people who just joined the church so that they can enter and make those promises. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Jared
God does. It doesn't get any simpler than that. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jared
Well, just by your coming to this web-site, you are already learning more about us. On the left side of each page is a button that says "Chat with Us." That right there is one way. Another way is under the tab "Visit Us," you can explore the options there. You can also request missionaries -like me- to come to your home and talk with you in person. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Jared
I have worked in the computer industry for a long time, and that is where I believe the spreading of pornography can be -and must be- stopped. Computers can be a great tool, but they can also destroy. There are ways that you can protect you and your families from this vile and degrading influence. All new computers come with a parental control feature that allow you to decide what sites can be viewed, and what can't. Also, web browsers since the mid to late nineties have had features that perform those same duties. We Must All utilize those features, or else pornography will only be hindered. It will never die if only some or most of us utilize those features.  Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jared
We believe in performing Baptisms for the Dead because there are a Lot of people who have lived and died on this Earth, but never heard the gospel. Isaiah states that "Those who have not the law given them are saved in the Kingdom of God." That happens when we baptize in behalf of those who never had "the law given [to] them." Show more Show less