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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a lawyer. I'm an Idahoan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four younger children and a lawyer. I have been praciticing law for three years in Pocatello, Idaho. I love sports (the Twins), music and my family. I love to travel and have a special place in my heart for Europe.

Why I am a Mormon

Every good thing in my life is made better because I am a Mormon. The doctrine and teachings associated with the true church of Jesus Christ help me to be a better and happier father, husband, employee, and friend. I believe that Jesus died so that we can return to Him and to our Heavenly Father. I believe that His church exists now on the earth as it did when he was on it and immediately after His death and resurrection with prophets, apostles, and additional scripture to guide us. This belief is strengthened by hearing the words of modern day prophets and when I live the commandments of God. All of this provides me a great sense of purpose as I try to live the way Jesus would have me live.

How I live my faith

I am deeply involved with my local ward. I am a leader of 25-30 men and their families and am responsible to see that they have all that they need and are watched over both spiritually, physically, and financially. Each family (or individual) in my ward has two men and two women assigned to see that they are healthy, safe, and happy and, when there are problems, I see to it that the members of the ward who are doing well provide help to those who are not. The sphere of my responsibility is small, but I take very seriously the welfare of those in my ward.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jared
We believe that through grace, all men may be saved. Jesus died for our sins. He suffered so we can live. As Isaiah said, with his stripes we are healed. As none of us is perfect, Jesus' grace is necessary for ANY of us to be able to return to our Heavenly Father. The common sentiment among those of other faiths is that we do not believe grace is necessary or at least that we do not sufficiently value grace in the gospel of Jesus Christ. While I feel it is very important that we do our best to keep the commandments of God, it will be by grace that each of us is saved. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jared
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith, though we hold him in very high regard. He, like Peter, Paul, Moses, or Noah before him was a prophet of God. His responsibility was different than Peter's or Noah's, but it was no less important, and no less difficult. Show more Show less