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Hi I'm Jadd

I'm a Mormon, a Marine veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq and a 3rd year law student at the University of Utah.

About Me

I'm from the south and grew up on a small farm. I ride horses, shoot, and joined the military at 17. I was in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and went to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009. I'm in law school right now and just trying to figure out life. I'm not a big fan of city life, so I try to go out into the country as much as possible whether to camp or hike or sometimes just to take some dirt roads that remind me of home.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I feel, through prayer, that this is where I'm supposed to be. The gospel that can be found in the church is worth it. It can make you happy. Honestly when I am living the gospel to the best of my ability - thereby becoming perfect in Christ, I am at peace and after all the turmoil I've seen and felt in my life I need peace. There are times when I let pride get in my way or even other members destroy that peace, but for the most part I've been able to find it in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by asking God what he wants me to be or to do. Sometimes it is difficult to tell whether or not it is my own thoughts or God's, but I try to use the scriptures as a guide. I also live my life by choosing to believe. Sometimes we have to believe in something and there are always doubts, but I have been able to overcome that by just choosing to believe. Another way I have lived my faith is to try and lift up sorrowful countenances, whether it be through friendly visits or talking to people - sincere compliments can go a long way towards helping someone gain confidence in themselves and in God's love.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe Christ is our Savior and the only way to live with God again and that he wants to help us. We just have to accept his help and when we do, we will be purified and be able to live with God and Jesus again. Show more Show less