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Hi I'm Jace Bullard

I am a medical student in northeast Ohio. I have an amazing wife and and three beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was lucky to have been raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had the opportunity to live in a few different parts of the world when I was young, including places in the Middle East, but my family was always able to find the Church and other faithful members wherever we were. I served a mission in the Canada, Halifax mission from 2005-2007, came home and married my junior-high crush and completed my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University before starting medical school in Ohio in 2011. When I'm not studying, I enjoy being in the outdoors with my family. We love camping and fly-fishing, taking bike rides, and snowboarding in the winter. We also like discovering new, delicious restaurants, especially good local ice-cream shops.

Why I am a Mormon

I consider myself a fairly curious and, admittedly, a sometimes skeptical person. I've studied in a heavily scientific sphere for over six years now and been involved in the methodical, rational research process that science relies on for discovery. Over time, I've been impressed by the things we know, but even more impressed by what we don't know and how much more there is to learn. I've also seen how previously established scientific truth has to be constantly revised and updated as we gain new perspectives that change former ways of thinking. The reason I am a Mormon is because I know that the constant, unchanged, fundamental principles of the Gospel are true. The real life experiment of applying those truths has consistently yielded the promised result of peace, direction, and true joy in my life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ unquestionably brings promised blessings into the lives of all who seek it out and honestly try to live it. The operations of the Church may change and adapt to society from time to time, but there are no corrections to the doctrines contained in Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation. It is plain to me that the world is in desperate need of a solid, reliable source of truth. I know that a true source exists and that we have access to the critical answers to questions of our true identity and purpose as human beings.

How I live my faith

I try to apply my faith first as a husband and father. The principles of the gospel are perfectly designed to build strong, healthy relationships that can become eternal if we rely on and closely follow the example of Jesus Christ. I'm nowhere near perfect, but I've learned that I'm the best husband to my wife and the best dad to my kids when I'm trying my hardest to do what is right. My faith is also an important part of how I interact and associate with people in school and at work. I try to be open about my membership in the church because it helps people feel comfortable asking questions, and it reminds me to try to set a good example and represent the Church in a favorable light.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jace Bullard
Our purpose on earth and the purpose of the Gospel is to help us become more like our Heavenly Father and prepare to live with Him again. In order to do that, we need spiritual blessings. In order to access these blessings we enter into covenants with God. In a covenant, we make promises to God and He makes promises to us. Baptism is the first covenant we make, promising to accept Christ, follow Him, and keep his commandments. In return, we are promised that we can be forgiven of our sins as we repent so that we can be clean and return to live with Him. Baptism marks the beginning of the path leading back to our Father in Heaven. It is appropriate then that new members are baptized as they enter onto this path. Show more Show less