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Hi I'm Jared

I grew up on a farm. I love to read books, I like to use my imagination, and I like to play games. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the youngest of six children and I was raised on a family ranch. I milked cows and goats the 'arm-strong' way. I also helped take care of several animals which included goats, cows, horses, dogs, cats, and chickens. I have also learned how to perform the random odd jobs you will find on a ranch. I love to read books and my family would joke that they wouldn't see me for days when I found a good book. I want to start writing my own books and for now I have taken part in something called Fan-fiction. Fun stuff and it can really stretch your imagination. I love my family and I enjoy spending time with them. Even if it is as simple as reading a book in the same room, though I do not always do that. I find that it is often more fun to talk or play games with my family, or share things that I have learned or thought up.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon quite simply because it makes sense, and I asked God to know if it is true. That is the beauty of the Gospel, we are to test everything by experience and by prayer. That is why I love the church, we hear that the heavens are not closed, that God has not ceased to speak with us, and we hear that mercy continues to flow from heaven. We hear the glad tidings to both the living and the dead. Who would not want to continue in a path such as this?

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to better myself as Jesus Christ asked us too. He asks us to continually improve ourselves everyday, every moment. I am far from there, but I need to start somewhere. I am also serving the Lord by being a missionary and by inviting others to come to Him. I am also currently serving as a Missionary in the State of Texas and learning Spanish so that I can better help the hispanic community learn more about this glad message.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Eternal Life is to live with and to know God and Jesus Christ. That is to say that it is different from simple immortality. Immortality is the free gift that Jesus Christ gave to us when He suffered, died, and was resurrected for us. Eternal Life is something that we have to work for but is well worth the price. All the sorrows and the pains that we go through as we work to have Eternal Life, all will be made up and all our tears will be wiped away. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is like a witness of something. For example, when there is a court case, witnesses stand up and give their testimony, or what they know, about what happened. That is what a testimony is, a witness or a knowledge of what we know to be true. We can receive a testimony of the truthfulness of something by asking God if it is true. We will receive this witness through the power of the Holy Ghost. So, we also need to act on what we learn from to strengthen this testimony and help us stay on the path that Jesus has set for us. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

The simple answer is that God told us not to have paid clergy in the New Testament. Also, why should we be payed money to share this glad message that God has given us? If we were payed, those who share the message would treat it as a regular job and not an opportunity from God to help others to come to him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes we believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. Many people may have a problem with that, but since learning another language I have come to understand some things cannot translate exactly from one language to another as certain words carry different connotations that do not translate across into different languages. When we consider that the Bible has been translated multiple times, then it is easy to understand that some things were lost in translation. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Jesus Christ. He is the Head of the Church and He is the one who chooses the next prophet. Show more Show less