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Hi I'm Jared Cassinat

I'm from Calgary, eats gluten free food, loves basketball and I am a Mormon

About Me

I just got home from serving my 2 year mission in the Canada Winnipeg Mission. I have had 1 year of college experience taking business administration at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. I really enjoyed that program, hoping to have my own physiotherapist practice. When I was 12 I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, a disease that has a reaction to gluten a protein found in most grains. It was tough at first but then I realized it wasn't so bad. Its just a diet thing. I have gained a greater appreciation for the Love Jesus has for me. I know I will be healed in the Millenium. I also live sports, particularly basketball, I grew up in the sport. I started to learn at the age of 5, and starting playing competively at 9. The thing I love about it is the competition. If someone beats me then I need to go back to the gym until I can win. I also love to serve others as well. I used to be a cub leader helping 8 to 10 year old boys learn skills that will be benefical for the rest of their lives. I have also traveled to Mozambique, South Africa, Cambodia, and Peru giving service to others less fortunate than I am. A prophet in the Book of Mormon said "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God." I truly believe that if we do that, then we will be happier in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be, I have felt the power of the Atonement in my life, the deed that the Saviour rendered for us, it has truly helped me as I go through life. It also gives me a hope, a hope that there is something better than this life, an opportunity to return to our Heavenly Fathers presence. A life after this one, it is something that has helped me as family members around me have died, or friends that have passed on. It gives a hope. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints has helped me to gain a personal testimony of Jesus Christ, that has proven to be unshakable, knowing that we can be forgiven for our sins, for the mistakes that we make in this life and how He chose me. Someone who is so great in the eyes of God, someone who is our elder brother, chose someone so insignifigant as I. He Chose ME! What a great statement. I am only able to come to the Fathers presence by His grace and mercy for us. I know it is because of Him, we will get our bodies back, and even though "we are as red as scarlett, yet we can be made white by His blood."

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church weekly, reading my scriptures, praying, regular temple attendance and by doing the things that the Lord commands us to do. It has blessed me greatly! I live a happier fuller life

What is the priesthood?

Jared Cassinat
The priesthood is the authority to do things in God's name, things such as baptism, conferring the gift of the Holy Ghost, sealings in the temple, blessings and other ordinances. It is the same authority that the prophets in the old testament had, the same authority that Christ had when He went about in His earthly ministry. He also gave the priesthood to the twelve apostles, in Matthew 18 "what shall be bound in earth shall be bound in heaven, whatsoever is loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven." After Christ was crucified and resurrected he left the apostles to run the church. The apostles were killed and the priesthood wasn't on the earth until Joseph Smith. After recieving the First Vision and getting the records for translating the Book of Mormon, John the Baptist (the one who baptized Christ) came and conferred the Aaronic Priesthood, the authority to participate in the outward ordinances such as baptism. The Melchedizek Priesthood was restored by Peter, James and John, Christ three original apostles to the prophet Joseph Smith. All male members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints can receive the priesthood to bless the lives of their family and others. I testify that it has indeed been restored again on the Earth. It is the authority from God for the benefit of man, it is because of the love from God we have it on the earth again! Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jared Cassinat
The word of wisdom that members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints is a list of things that God has asked us to abstain from. Those things are coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco and other illegal drugs and substances. Our bodies are a gift from our Heavenly Father, a place where our spirits can reside while we are being tested here on earth. Paul speaks about this in 1 Corinthians 6:19 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" He has asked us to do this to have a greater spiritual life and a better physical life as well! You won't be able to feel the promptings of the spirit while you are drinking or doing drugs or doing the other things that we have been asked not to use. In the doctrine and covenants 29 verse 34 says “Wherefore, verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual, and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal; neither any man, nor the children of men; neither Adam, your father, whom I created." We have been promised a greater influence of the holy spirit and gain knowledge as well as the health benefits from avoiding these substances! I know it for myself through prayer and personal experience! I know that Joseph Smith did indeed receive this revelation from Heavenly Father! It is for our benefit today. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jared Cassinat
People from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints go on missions because we have been asked by the Lord to share the fulness of the gospel with all the world. Even Jesus Christ gave this commission to "Fo, ye therefore and teach all nations." That claim is being fulfilled today. As a missionary right now, I have come out to share the happiness that I have felt by living this gospel. The power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is one that I have felt, it is something I know that must be shared with others. To feel free from the guilt and shame that sin and mistakes brings can all be blotted out. That is why members from the LDS church go on missions. To help people come closer to Christ. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jared Cassinat
We can come to know our Heavenly Father by the same way to learn about other people. We can talk to Him, we can talk to Him through sincere prayer. Prayer is basically a heartfelt talk with God. He encourages us to communicate with Him. He also had provided prophets and apostles, they have had sacred experiences with our Father in Heaven and tell us of his Divine being. Also through the scriptures for the testify of Him as well. Also by living the commandments, bringing us in closer harmony to the Will of the Father and therefore we can feel His love for us greater in our lives. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Jared Cassinat
The Book of Mormon is an account of the people here of the America's. It testifies of the Divinity of Jesus Christ, His Atonement for mankind. It is writings of the prophets here in the America's. It contains the Plan of Salvation, tells men what they need to do to inherit Eternal Life. It also contains the political, the economic, the demographic, the wars fought here. It also had a personal appearance of Jesus Christ, ministering unto the people here. In John 10:16 it reads, "other sheep I have which are not of this fold, them too must I bring, and they shall hear my voice and their shall be one fold and one shepard." This is fulfilled in the 11th chapter of 3rd Nephi! What a great and marvelous event. The great part is it is part of Josephs's Smith fruit that Matthew 7 says we need. Translated by the gift and power of God. Something tangible that we can read and pray about to know that he is a prophet of God. In the last chapter of the book of mormon, we have a promise. "And when ye shall recieve these things, I would exhort you to ask God the Eternal Father in the name of Christ if these things are not true, and if ye shall ask with a sincere desire, with real intent, having faith in Christ, He will manifest the thruthfulness by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things." Moroni 10, 4-5. I testify that this promise is true and that this book has changed my life, it has made me extremely happy! Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Jared Cassinat
When missionaries come to people's home, we talk about their families, their beliefs, their hopes. We come and share a message on the Saviour and His Atoning Sacrafice for all people. We come and share a message on the restoration of Gods church. Ephesians talks about an organization of prophets and apostles, Christ being the chief cornerstone. Along with the restored priesthood authority again on the earth. We share God's plan of happiness for all of us. It allows us to return to His presence. We talk about the steps we must take in order to return to the Father. That is what missionaries will teach. I invite all to hear their message Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Jared Cassinat
The Book of Mormon is different from the Bible in a couple of ways. It is the record of Gods dealing with the people here in the American continents, instead of where the Bible took place in the Middle East. The stories are different because of the difference in place, but the doctrine of Christ is in both the Bible and Book of Mormon. The two testify of each other and support each other because "by the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses shall every word be established." Joseph Smith first heard of the golden plates by an angel names Moroni. Moroni was the last prophet to write in the Book of Mormon and showed Jospeh Smith were they were kept. Moroni said Joseph had a work to do. September 1827, after instructon and learning from Moroni, Joseph Smith was able to obtain the plates and commense the work of translating them by the gift and power of God. I testify that this event happened, it is Joseph's Smith "fruit" a way to see if he was really called of God to restore His church on the earth. I testify if this event, I know it because of the witness I got from the Holy Ghost. It is another witness of Jesus Christ and His divinity. It also fulfills bible prophecy (Isaiah 29 and Ezekial 37). It is prove God still loves us today. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Jared Cassinat
A church building is a place where all can come and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The temple is the House of the Lord. The purpose is to receive further light and knowledge, receive essential saving ordinances and to make a covenant or promise with our Heavenly Father. Only members who are living the standards are able to attend the temple due to its sacredness. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jared Cassinat
The answer of families being together forever is true, we can be with our loves ones forever, I know and I testify of that. Through the restored Priesthood authority on the earth, we can "bind thing on earth, and they shall be bound in heaven." Matthew 16:19. In our temples today we perform the sealing ordinance, binding families forever, with convenants kept we will be with God and our families. Death is not the end of life, when our bodies decay in the earth our spirits move on. The relationships that we make here will move on into the spirit world. The fundamentals have been family, they existed in the pre mortal (before we came to earth) and they will continue to exist after this mortal life. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jared Cassinat
People are baptized into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because Jesus Christ taught baptism for immersion for the remission of sins. We also make a covenant with God. A covenant is a two way promise with Heavenly Father, we promise to do certain things and he promises us blessings. We promise to keep the commandments, to take upon ourselves the name of Christ. We are given the Holy Ghost to be a constant companion, a forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Jared Cassinat
The person that chooses the prophet now a days like in ancient times is Jesus Chirst. Since Christ is the Head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, He chooses who He wants to lead and guide his people now. We have been lead by a prophet since 1830 starting with Joseph Smith with a succession of prophets to the time now. The prophet today is Thomas Spencer Monson! Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Jared Cassinat
The Law of Chastity is a commandment from our heavenly father. It is having no sexual relations with anyone outside the bonds of marraige, and being faithful to our spouse when married. The power to procreate are sacred, and Heavenly Father designed it to be within the bonds of a legal marraige. The Law of chastity for me had been a great blessing, I have a greater self respect, greater self control. I had truly brought me happiness, it may seem crazy, it had also saved a lot of heartache. It gives peace, not worrying about an unplanned pregnancy or an STD. I know that their is repentance from breaking the commandment, It is through the mercy and Atonement of Jesus Christ. We need to change our lives, but it is well worth the effort. I know that this commandment is inspired by God. He set this rule to protect us, not restrict us. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jared Cassinat
I testify that this event happened in The Book of Mormon, as well as many unfortold visits of Christ to other places around the world. I know this because I have read them in 3rd Nephi 11 to 27. The Book of Mormon tells us His teachings, His miracles and His visits to the America's. We can truly know this by praying and asking God the Eternal Father in the name of Christ if this event truly did happen. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jared Cassinat
So many things can be said about being a mormon, but I think that true happiness would be on top of the list. With studying the word of God has given me knowledge of what He wants of me and what blessings I can expect, same with prayer and attending church. It makes you feel good when you do something Heavenly Father had asked us to do. You feel that He is proud of you. I also feel that families are a huge answer to this question. I love my family, I have experienced more happy times with my family than travelling with friends or winning basketball games. We also try to share this happiness with helping out others! Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jared Cassinat
I know that God has again reached out in love and has called another prophet to lead us. Throughout the ages, God has called men such as Adam, Noah, Moses, Jeremiah and many others to lead and guide His people. In Amos 3:7 "surely the Lord God will so nothing but He revealeth His secrets unto His servents the prophets." We still need guidance from our Father in Heaven. He called a prophet in 1820, the pattern has continued and there is still a prophet on the earth today. I would invite all men everywhere to heed the council of Thomas S. Monson, the Lords chosen prophet today. I know your lives will be blessed as mine has veen and will continue to be blessed. Show more Show less