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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 2nd youngest of 13 kids; 3 of my 9 brothers are deaf, so I am fairly good at signing ASL. I like doing sports and wrestling/football specifically. I also love scouts and the great outdoors. I finished my first year of college and now I am currently serving a full-time mission for my church in Rochester, New York and my language while there is going to be ASL. I love my mom and dad, and my whole family. After I get back from my mission I plan on going to school to get a college education and getting married and having a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of goodly parents who taught me righteous principles. My brothers and sisters were great examples to me growing up, and I have had many great scout and church leaders and friends, who helped me become who I am today. Being born in a Mormon family has been a great blessing to me because I have been able to avoid many dangers of the world and temptations, and problems which I have seen my friends have to endure because of poor choices. I have been able to gain my own testimony of the church, and even though there have been events and people which would try to convince me that this church isn't true, I am unchanged and firm in the faith. I can't just abandon the truth because of one single event gives me an excuse to. And there are a lot of people who would use such an event as an excuse not to go to church. I have seen the truth of this gospel change lives and my life. I know this church is true, I can't dismiss all the evidence shown to me. I know that Heavenly Father gives everyone a chance to learn the Gospel. He wants what's best for us, and we can put our trust in him. I know that president Thomas S. Monson is a real and true prophet for us in these Latter-Days. I know that Heavenly Father sent his son to pay the price for our sins. I also know that in a time of shifting values the truth has never been popular, but it is true nonetheless. I invite anyone to read the Book of Mormon, cover to cover, to find out for themselves whether this church is true or not. And if this person will ponder and pray with real intent, they will find that this church is true. And when they find that this church is true they should invite the Missionaries to their home to learn more. Then if this someone still wants to they can be baptized and go to church. Then just live the gospel because what good is knowing the truth if you don't live it? This sums up why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I always try to be a good example for those around me, I feel I owe it to those who were good examples to me. I try my very best to live the correct principles outlined by the church, because I know it will help me to be truly happy. I want to serve a full-time mission because I know it will greatly bless my life. I try to let my friends know about the church in any way I can so they can have the happiness that comes from having a testimony and living a righteous life.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Well, I think for me I look at all the many things out in nature and know that all the beautiful creatures and their roles never could come from chance. And is in fact scientifically provable. My brother who studies these things and who is quite a genius, has told me that a cell is so complex but as you go deeper and deeper into it, it gets infinitely more complex to the point that no amount of rolling the dice could ever produce such a thing, no matter how many rocks crash into each other, no matter how big the galaxy gets, it can't be done mathematically. No matter how many millions or billions or trillions or infinite amount of years pass by. This however is just what he said, and I believe him because i know he is very honest and smart and when it comes to science and math he has thought it out very thoroughly because that is the kind of person he is. So I can trust his judgement on such a matter. But how can I convince someone who believes very strongly in evolution. Well, please ask yourself this question, and think about it carefully, will a computer ever create itself? Or will a printing shop with a bomb thrown in ever produce a dictionary. As you can see a computer is very complex and could never produce itself without some governing power. Yet we expect a cell or creatures who are a million times more complex to come from dirt and rocks crashing into each other. This theory is a desparate one and only works on those who haven't really thought it out. Show more Show less