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Hi I'm Jarrett

Someday I hope to become a sports psychologist. I enjoy playing most sports, particularly wrestling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports. I'm not good at all sports but I love to play them; growing I participated on wrestling, baseball, basketball, and cross country teams, however, I also enjoy a good game of ping-pong, badmitton, soccer, or any sport that someone will play me. I also love the outdoors, fishing especially is my passion. Perhaps the favorite summer of my life was the summer before my senior year of high school. My twin brother and I had the summer job of installing my grandma's sprinkler system. It took us the whole summer to install them. This was due to the facts that we were inexpert in installing sprinklers but moreso, that we had recently received our drivers licenses and at every chance we got we were out fishing. It was a special time of bonding with my twin brother, and experiencing the thrill of catching a lot of fish. These days I am going to college. I hope to become a sports psychologist. My interest in sports psychology stems, as you might guess, from my love of sports and competition. As I began to compete more and more, I began to recognize the mental side of sports, and their effects--good or bad--upon my ability to perform as I competed. This realization sparked my fascination in sports psychology, and I haven't been able to get enough of it since. Some day I hope to work with professional athletes and help them overcome distractions and/or obstacles that prevent them from performing at the best of their abilities.

Why I am a Mormon

I admit that I was born into the church, and have been taught the principles of the gospel my whole life, something for which I feel very grateful. However, this isn't why I continue in my faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the "Mormon" church. I continue in my faith as a Mormon because through my studies of the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, through striving to live the principles that these great books teach, and above all, after having asked God, I have come to the conclusion that the path of a "Mormon" is the path that God desires for me to walk. God has indicated to me that this is the correct path through the influence of the Holy Ghost--who speaks to us through our thoughts and feelings. In addition, I believe that truly following Jesus Christ, in this day and age, means being baptized into the Church and faithfully living by its standards. So doing will yield anyone peace and happiness in this life and Eternal Life, in the life hereafter. (That's not to say that members of the Church live trouble-free lives, it is to say that we as members enjoy peace and happiness despite the troubles we face.) Let me also say that I know that anyone who reads and prays to know that the Book of Mormon is true, and really, honestly wants to know, will also be told by the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Because the Book of Mormon is the great, God-given evidence that Joseph Smith was his prophet, knowing that the Book of Mormon is true means that Joseph truly did restore the true church of Jesus Christ. Therefore, following Jesus Christ means joining this, the restored Church of Jesus Christ and faithfully following its teachings. And that's why I'm a Mormon, I came to know that the Book of Mormon, is the word of God, and therefore, I also know that Joseph Smith was his prophet, who restored the Church of Jesus Christ. Therefore, I follow Jesus correctly by being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means helping out those who are in need. The church is an organization that tries to find out the needs of others, both members and nonmembers, and help them out. This has given me many opportunities to serve in my community. Among other things we have gathered as youth groups to chop wood so that someone's house will be heated for the winter, we have collected donations that are given to help the poor and needy, we have helped rake leaves at homes where the owners can't do it themselves. In so doing we have warmed the hearts of those we serve and at the same time warmed our own hearts. In addition to seeing to the physical needs of others, living my faith means seeing to the spiritual needs of others. Since we are all sinners everyone can benefit from the some sort of spiritual help. This is why there are missionaries all over the world, they are out there to help people spiritually (to come unto Christ). In addition to teaching people about Jesus Christ who are not members of the church (as a missionary or not), living my religion means also looking out for the spiritual well-being of those who are members of the Church. I am called upon as a holder of the priesthood to visit monthly certain members of the church and to teach them a message designated by the First Presidency of the Church, and encourage them to continue in the faith. Of course it is a sacrifice to give my time and effort to serve others physically or spiritually. But I feel that it is worth it. Truly, I feel the happiest when I am helping others--even moreso than winning a wrestling match or catching a fish. All in all, it is more of a privilege than a sacrifice to live my faith, by serving others.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jarrett
It was a passage of the Bible, James 1:5, that inspired Joseph Smith to ask God in prayer which Church he should join. From the prophet Joseph Smith onward, "Mormons" have studied and treasured the Bible as the word of God. Show more Show less