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Hi I'm Jared

I live in the Isle of Man. Recently married a girl from Kenya (who is amazing by the way) & life is good =]

About Me

Right now life is really good... busy. Enjoying being married to my best friend and making a life together. I'm working full-time and my wife is a full-time student in her final year. I'm also studying a Maths A-Level in my spare time through distance learning. I live in a very safe part of the world and even if things don't always turn out the way we hope, it doesn't change the fact that we love each other, have plenty of people around us who care about us and together, we have a lot of things to look forward to. I love music... Growing up, I loved Trance, which is a sub-genre of Dance music. I have always loved dancing to Trance and have grown to love dancing to other types of Dance music and R & B. I used to envision myself being a world class DJ! Workwise - Not a DJ... I'm employed by the IOM Government and deal with a scheme which helps people to purchase their first homes. Ironic, since it's a little way off before we'll be able to buy our first property still. I don't knowhow long I'll be working in Housing or what I'll do after, but paying the bills and trying to save for the future is my main concern right now. Besides that, you never know, my wife may convince me to move to Kenya later down the line. Whatever happens, the future is bright in the gospel of Jesus Christ, because it helps me remember the most important things in life and provides me with a real hope, a light even at times of darkness, and it helps me to be a better person.

Why I am a Mormon

I first of all should acknowledge, with thanks, a number of people making choices, which culminated in my parents joining the Church when they were teenagers and then resulting in me growing up in the Church. Ultimately though, it's my choice to be a Mormon and it's by the Grace of God that I am blessed to have had prayers answered and to know the way that He wants me to go. I know very clearly through my experiences thus far that God knows me personally and loves me for much the same reason that my wife does.. not because of who I am, but because of my great potential! ;) He is always there to help me in my efforts to draw closer to Him and to achieve that potential.

How I live my faith

The best I can! Life doesn't become easy through living my faith, but it does become enjoyable and my heart is firmly set upon pleasing my Father in Heaven, to whom I am eternally grateful for all the many gifts I am given. Currently, in my local church, I'm responsible for making sure that members of the church and their families are visited by other members, so that we do our best to take care of each other. Along with this, I also regularly teach a class on Sundays, helping other members and myself to receive greater understanding of principles and doctrines of the Gospel of Christ and how they apply to us. Often, the Gospel asks a lot, but the rewards are greater and the responsibilities and privileges I have now and have had have increased my capacity to love others and also give me a greater feeling of self-worth.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jared
Have you got any plans for this Sunday? The Church LOVES visitors! You would be very unlucky to find that you were not made to feel welcome. If however, you are a little anxious about attending Church on Sunday, you might be passing by and see lights on inside the Church on a weekday evening. If there are LOADS of cars in the car park on a weekday evening, then chances are they are doing something fun and there's probably a lot of free food =D If you venture in and don't feel comfortable enough to stay, there's usually a few different exits, so you could pretty much go in one door and then straight out through another. Show more Show less