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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a part-time engineer, full-time student, husband, and father. I love life! And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

 I’m a full-time student and a part-time employee. As a student, I am in a double Master’s program--MBA and MS of EE. As an employee, I am an electrical engineer for a communication company. While I enjoy both school and work, I enjoy being part of a family even more! My wife and I are recently new parents and have an 8-month old daughter. Watching her learn and grow is so fun and funny. She’s just starting to scoot around, eat solids, and play with us. Crawling around on the floor, making monster noises, and hearing her laugh have become some of my favorite activities. My life has become much busier with school, work, and family than it was when I was younger…so I don’t have time to spend doing everything I used to enjoy as a teenager. When I do have that time, I love playing sports, hiking, mountain climbing, camping, cooking, and reading. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I’m a Mormon because of a few reasons. First, I’ve found that following Jesus Christ’s gospel makes me the happiest. I’ve experimented with both living the commandments and not. I’m happier when I live the commandments. Easy as that. Second, it makes sense. I’d studied LDS theology a lot. I’ve read tens of thousands of pages of doctrine. It all fits together. Third, I’ve asked God if it’s true. He answered my prayer and let me know that it is. I’ve had many experiences since that first prayer that have reconfirmed this truth for me. 

How I live my faith

 I love giving service. It makes me happy. I’ve volunteered my time at abuse shelters, homeless shelters, libraries--teaching the illiterate how to read, elementary schools--tutoring math and reading, and on a local Youth Council/Youth Court. Each activity has allowed me to meet new people, make friends, and share of my time and talents. For the last few Christmases, my group of friends and our families have bought gifts for a needy family. Then on Christmas Eve we surprise them by delivering them to their doorstep. Often we’ll give up our gifts in order to give to someone in need. All of these projects have been enjoyable and I’ve loved doing them. I like to think that these activities are what Christ would be involved in if He were walking the earth today.