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Hi I'm Jeremy

I'm a son and brother, a basketball player and distance runner, but I've left that behind to serve a mission because I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Colorado. I've lived my entire life there and had my fair share of unique experiences. As far as hobbies go, I'm a Coloradan at heart. I love to play hacky sack, run, hike, camp, ski, swim, bike, play basketball, practice yoga, work as a lifeguard, read, and play video games. More importantly I love sharing time with my family. Despite my love for all of these things, I've left everything I know for two years and devoted that time to serving my Heavenly Father and the Messiah. I have been called to labor among God's children in Long Beach, California and the surrounding areas. I have not seen my older brother for nearly two years because he is also serving a mission in Detroit Michigan. It will be about another year and a half before we get to see one another.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, but that isn't why I'm a Mormon. It became clear to me at a young age that I either needed to accept or reject what my parents had taught me. So, I did as the Savior and others have invited us to do and knelt in prayer. Gradually, I've come to know for myself that this is indeed the only true church on the earth. My family has a motto that says "No Empty Chairs in the Eternities". This is my motivation for living the gospel standards every single day that I wake up. The reasoning behind this is that my family shares a vision of the next life in which we still meet together around a dinner table. We have dedicated ourselves to living according to God's commanments so that this vision can be a reality. It is for this reason that I am willing to be different, alone, and even give up two years of my life. I am a Mormon because I know what lies ahead and my family will have no empty chairs in the eternities.

How I live my faith

My faith is something that I have had to make choices for everyday. I was one of only a handful of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in my home town (my parents/siblings made up most of the others). During high school I was nicknamed "Mormon" for this fact. LIving fifty miles from the congregation that my family attended brought some challenges. At times I felt alone, but I learned to turn to God. I've gained a deep love for the scriptures and learned through hard times how to stand on my own two feet. Now that I'm old enough I have the privilage of serving the Lord full-time. I chose to do this and I am loving the experience. I hope that by sharing the Gospel I'll be able to help others see that they don't have to be alone, and that bettering the world in which we live is not beyond us. Our Heavenly Father is and will always be there to lift us up when we fall down.