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Hi I'm Jared

I was born in Bremerton, grew up in Kennewick. I'm on a mission in Las Vegas, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an amateur writer as well as a photographer. I love how the natural elements weave together to create a painting. I try to incorporate this into my photos and my writing. I'm currently serving a mission. Also I'm a unicyclist.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with both of my parents as members; my father's a convert. Growing up I knew there was a God and that He loved me. This has helped me in my life. When I entered high school I wondered if this was true. So I started searching other religions. As I searched I realized something. My testimony in the Book of Mormon grew stronger. I knew that it was true. I couldn't deny that. Years later I can say I know that the Book of Mormon is true, that God has called a prophet. All because he loves us; and wants us to know the way back for us to return to Him.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm a missionary trying to give others the opportunity that I had.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Jared
Self-reliance is important to us because of many reasons. The first is it make us more independant and free. We can support ourselves and help others. We can become better citizens. By being self-reliant we have more self-worth and respect. When we have the necessities of life we can think of those who are around us. We can better follow the Savior Jesus Christ and serve our fellow men. Also it makes more room for God in our lives. When the physical needs are met we can meditate on our lives and seek improvement. How we can further progress and follow Christ. As for emergency preparedness, it helps us be prepared for the events of life. For example: extended power outages, lack of food due to weather or natural dissasters. So we can be safer and more able to help others. Show more Show less