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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a father of 3 boys, and a CPA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 3 young boys, a CPA, and a beginning runner. I just completed my first 1/2 marathon and look forward to doing more. I am an avid reader and can always be found with 2 or 3 books that I'm in the middle of reading. I love spending time with my kids and watching them grow. I also enjoy cooking and teaching. I keep busy with a full-time job and a couple of part-time jobs as I work to support my family and get out of debt. It's a sacrifice, but well worth it to follow the prophet's counsel.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but that's not why I am am Mormon. Early in life, I gained my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and the Book of Mormon. I faced many health challenges growing up and know that God was mindful of those challenges I faced and strengthened me through them. I know that the atonement of Jesus Christ is real. I have felt the power of it in my life as I have struggled with temptations and challenges and have repented of my sins. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that as we read we can feel nearer to God. I have found direction and guidance in reading the words of the scriptures and the words of the living apostles and prophets. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. He translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God. I know that God loves each of us and is mindful of our struggles and challenges and that we can find strength through being a member of His Church. I'm proud to be a Mormon because I know this Church is the true Church of our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. But most important is that I know this for myself through the Holy Ghost which has borne witness to me of the truthfulness of these things. I invite you to find out for yourself, as I did, by reading, studying, and praying and I know that if you do, the Holy Ghost will bear witness of the truthfulness of these things.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending Church, fulfilling my calling as the Finance Clerk, and by teaching my children the Gospel. While I am far from perfect, I know that Heavenly Father strengthens me as I strive to keep the commandments on a daily basis and follow the teachings of the gospel and ask for the atonement of Jesus Christ to strengthen me. I'm blessed with a wonderful family who supports and uplifts me as I do this and helps me want to be better. I love listening to the words of the modern prophets and apostles as it is real guidance for how we should live our lives today. I love to read and study the scriptures and while, I am not as consistent as I should be, I feel the Spirit as I read and am strengthened. I love attending Church and feeling of the Spirit, partaking of the sacrament, and a reflecting on the atonement each week and am renewed in body and spirit as I do so. I strive to be a good example of a disciple of Christ and to act as He would have me act and do what He would have me do.