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Hi I'm Jaren

Basketball is my thing. I love rap music. I have an odd obsession with pens. I'm a grateful son and brother. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What's up. I'm from Draper, Utah. I'm 21 years old. I'm a son and brother to an amazing family. I love to hang out with them, especially my 2 crazy sisters.. I've had diabetes since I was 4. I want to ride a Hippogriff someday. Friends, family, music and basketball is what's it's all about. I have some pretty awesome friends. Conrad and TLund are my boi's. We love basketball. Basketball is my passion. I love it more than anything in the world. I could play all day everyday and I'd be totally fine with that. Nothing is better after a stressful week than going and playing some ball with my guys. I Love my Utah Jazz. People know me as Jazz kid. I've been a fan my whole life and will be forever. Music is another one of my passions. I love putting on my Beats and just jamming out for hours. Anything I'm doing, I gotta have my music playing; Kanye, Atmosphere, Tech, T-Swift, and A lot more. I want to be an Architect. One of my biggest dreams is to be the home builder on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. It will happen. I'm a really quiet person until I really get to know you. I have a horrible first impression. I believe that there are some great people in the world. I love interacting with a few of these people on a daily basis.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. I really didn't have a strong testimony until just recently. I always believed, but now I know it to be true for myself. I went off my parents testimony for a while, I never questioned their belief because I knew that what they believed was true because of how it made them feel and because of who they were. But you can't survive like that forever. My testimony has just come over time. Logically, it's the only church that makes sense. But everyone needs a witness from God. So I asked the Source of all Truth. And He gave me the answer that this is His true church. The gospel and church mean so much to me. It gives me motivation to live just like our Savior Jesus Christ. It lets me know where I'm going in life and in the life to come. I know that God still loves His children and that there is a prophet on the earth leading and guiding people to know how to have a personal relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am trying my best to live like Jesus Christ. I try to share the gospel with everyone I come in contact with by how I act and my example. I also try to serve people in as many ways as possible. I keep the promises that I've made. I have a huge heart full of love and charity. I read my scriptures everyday and apply them in my life. I haven't missed church for almost 2 years now ;) I strive my best to be merciful, even to the most evil, filthy people from my past, because I need the mercy of God in my life. I have a lot of weaknesses, but I know that through the Atonement I can rid myself of those things.