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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 8 years. We have 3 children and 2 dogs. I have a business management degree from Brigham Young University and have been working in private equity for 10 years. I spent 2 years in Portugal serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I am currently serving as the first counselor in the bishopric in our local ward. I love to read and learn new things, and I enjoy almost any outdoor activity including skiing, snowboarding, cycling, running, swimming, hiking, camping...etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I believe it to be the only church on the earth that contains the complete gospel of Jesus Christ. All of the required doctrines and ordinances necessary to return to live with our Heavenly Father are available to those who desire them.

How I live my faith

I have faith in Jesus Christ and believe that He alone atoned for my sins. As a result I have committed to follow His commandments and share His gospel with others. I attend church weekly. I study the scriptures as well as the teachings of the prophets and apostles. I teach our children the gospel and hope they make decisions that will bring them happiness. I accept callings to serve in the church and am currently serving as first counselor in the bishopric of our local ward. Continual personal improvement, education, and service are extremely important to me.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jared
No. Polygamy is no longer an authorized practice in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and any member who is actively practicing polygamy is excommunicated from the church. Show more Show less

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

Jared
Yes. Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet on the earth today. He has been called of God to serve as mouthpiece in providing revelation and instruction to all of God's children. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Jared
We need a savior because every man and woman born into this life will make decisions that are contrary to the laws of God (we sin), and as such we are no longer able to live in His presence. However, in order to remedy our precarious situation and allow us to return to live in our Heavenly Father's presence a savior was provided that would allow all of us to be saved from our sins. Without a savior to atone for our sins mankind's future would be utterly hopeless. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jared
Yes. I believe Jesus Christ to be the Savior of the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jared
No. Joseph Smith was called of God to be a prophet to restore the gospel to the earth. I appreciate Joseph's dedication, perseverance, and example, but he is not the source of our redemption nor our resurrection. Jesus Christ is the one who has trodden the wine press alone. Joseph Smith was a wonderful prophet who accomplished a tremendous amount during his relatively short life. Similar to many prophets before him, he gave his life in building the kingdom of God upon the earth, and for that he has a special place in my heart as well as history. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Jared
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ written by the early inhabitants of North America and spanning the 1,000 year period of about 600 BC through approximately 400 AD. It was compiled and abridged by one of the last prophets on the American continent, Mormon, who inscribed his testimony as well as those of the prophets before him on plates of gold. It relates the stories and experiences of the peoples of this continent and their dealings with God and each other. One of the most important events in the record is the appearance of Jesus Christ after He was resurrected in Jerusalem. He visited the people on the American continent and taught them His gospel. The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ and His role as Savior. Show more Show less