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Hi I'm Jared

I am a missionary, a musician, and a Mormon

About Me

I am currently a missionary serving in the New York New York South Mission, which covers Staten Island, all of Long Island including Brooklyn and Queens, and the tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean called Bermuda. So far, I have served in Brooklyn, parts of Long Island, and Bermuda. I am from the Wasatch Front area in Utah, where I have lived my whole life. I graduated in 2008, and have started studying at the University level. I am currently studying music as a professional percussionist, and will also study business accounting to later become a CPA. I plan on performing music as a side job and as a passion, including membership in the Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City when I return from my mission. I love music, bowling, volleyball, cooking, going on dates, and much more. And, I'm a Mormon! :)

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well, it's just a question of happiness. I can honestly say that every accomplishment in my life up to this point, every success, every achievement, and every happy moment has been because and will be because I am a Mormon. I may not be able to answer the very familiar question "Why?" all the time, but I do know that God has things in store for us to learn as we go through our trials and struggles in life. Being a Mormon helps me build my faith to walk in the darkness, to Trust in the Lord, and to yield my mortal knowledge to His infinite wisdom. I am able to understand more fully the role of the Atonement, or the sacrifice of the Savior, in my life. Through it, I find strength to overcome my weaknesses, freedom from sin, and I may find peace amidst the encircling gloom of the world today. Again, it's just a question of happiness. I am a Mormon because I want to be truly happy, and I am :)

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I live my faith by trying my hardest to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Right now, I represent Him as a missionary, sharing our beliefs with everyone I come in contact with. I strive to serve others when they need help, or even just a smile. Living my faith through music has always given me a sense of fulfilment. I thank God every day for the talents He has given me, and I owe my gift in music to Him. I find music to be a very fitting way to praise Him, and to give back a little bit of what He has given me.