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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 40 years old, married, and have 6 children. I am Canadian. I enjoy sports, camping, fishing, and being outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. In a sacrament meeting when I was 13 my cousin spoke and she challenged us to gain a testimony. She said, if you don't know for yourself that the church is true it is time to find out. She said we couldn't rely on our parents and teachers to know the church is true, but we could and should know for ourselves. This talk struck me. I decided to find out for myself. After reading from the Book of Mormon a number of times, I read again the promise from Moroni, the last prophet to write in the Book of Mormon. He promised if we would pray and ask God, with faith in our hearts, with an intent to act on the answer God would give, that we would know the Book of Mormon is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. So after reviewing this promise I went to my room and knelt to pray. I asked if the Book of Mormon was true and if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. After asking God, I waited and waited but nothing happened. I was determined to get an answer. I sincerely wanted to know. So I stayed on my knees and pondered and waited and the desire to know whether the Book of Mormon was true and whether the church was true seemed to grow inside of me. A thought came to my mind, I said to God if he would let me know the truth I would live it the rest of my life. As soon as I made this commitment I felt a strong feeling of peace and comfort come upon me, it started at the top of my head went down to the tips of my toes. It was a strong feeling that filled my whole body with peace. I knew for myself that the Book of Mormon is true and that the church is true. I had received an answer to my prayer. I now knew the truth for myself, not because of parents or teachers but through an answer to my prayer. I am thankful to God for the answer to my sincere prayer and I am thankful for the blessings I have received throughout my life from my membership in the Church. I know anyone willing to seek the truth can find it. God hears and answers prayers.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do my best to follow what I know that Jesus Christ would want me to do. I say my prayers, study the scriptures, attend my church meetings and try to keep the commandments. I do make mistakes and because of what Jesus did for us I repent and try to do better. I also stay actively involved in our congregation. There are no paid clergy in the church so we have assignments called callings and I try to fulfill my calling to the best of my ability. I love my family a lot and I believe that the way I treat them says a lot about my faith in Jesus Christ.