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Hi I'm Jaron

I grew up in the cold and snow of Canada, I'm a Mormon and I love it.

About Me

I'm part of a family of 6. I'm spontaneous and creative when it comes to having fun, finding friends, making memories. Satisfaction comes for me in connecting with other people and seeing them succeed.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it meets my Spiritual needs. There are a lot of dead ends I've found in life, and this Church is not one of them. In it I have found optimism, success, knowledge, understanding, and great people. The doctrines that the Church teach, give me hope for myself and for my family, and those teachings provide a guideline to live my own personal life by, that I have found great joy and happiness in. You may know a Moromon, or you may have heard some of the "rules" we live by. The rules we live by, and the standards the Church has, may not be the easiest thing in the world to live by, but I know that it works. I'm a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches the truth, and I've found happiness from living the truth

How I live my faith

I live my faith by choosing to be happy and making sacrafices, there are a lot of paths to take in life, some lead to happiness and some don't, my faith has helped me to learn to take the road to happiness, It's a hard road sometimes because there is a lot of sacrafices to be made along the way, but I've come to realize that being happy is a choice, and it's more than worth it.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Jaron
Tithing, is used to construct and maintain Church buildings, funding for the Missionary program (not sponsoring Missionaries), producing Church literature, things like that. One of my favorite things about the tithing program, is that any tithing paid immediately goes straight to the top. The local leadership and ministry have no input on how tithing is used, and they are not paid by the Church. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jaron
No, none of the members are required to serve a Mission, it's entirely voluntary, but the Church places such a strong emphasis on it because of what the Savior taught. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). "He saith unto him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep." (John 21:16) the commission to "teach all nations" and "Feed [His] sheep." is considered a blessing and privellige first, and to those who know these things a responsibility. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jaron
Mormons absolutely believe that Jesus Christ is the living Son of God, if this wasn't the case I wouldn't be a Mormon. Theres a lot of misinformation out there, the term "Mormon" is a nickname, the Church's actual name is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jaron
To find a Mormon in person to talk about the religion itself, why not get in contact with the official representatives of the Church? Missionaries may look a little odd with the white shirt and tie all day every day, but talking to people about the Church, and answering questions is exactly what they are there for. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Jaron
Because of The Book of Mormon, which Latter Day Saints believe to be the word of God. "Mormon" is the name of the prophet and historian who compiled The Book of Mormon, also the reason The Book of Mormon has it's name, is simply because of the prohpet and historian who compiled the record. Mormon. It's been a common nickname for a long time, but in reality those "Mormons" you know, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jaron
Mormons do regard the Bible as Holy Scripture, we read the Bible hand in hand with The Book of Mormon, many people often think that The Book of Mormon is intended to replace the Bible, rather it's another Testament of Jesus Christ. In the introduction to The Book of Mormon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints declares: "The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God's dealngs with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fulness of the everlasting gospel." Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jaron
I do believe that there is a living prophet like Moses alive today. We learn from the Savior in the Sermon on the Mount that "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them" (Matthew 7:20) -and I would reccomend reading Matthew 7:15-20 on the subject- I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's chosen prophet today the very same way that I know Moses was a prophet in His day. It is by evaluating their teachings, their works, what they do. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's chosen prophet today because I've studied what he has taught, compared it to what the prophets of old have taught, prayed about it, and I have recieved an answer that He is. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jaron
The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets who lived from 600 BC to around 400 AD, it's named after the prophet Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets because Mormon took all the records of the prophets and compiled them all into a single record and history of the since extinct people. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jaron
Yes indeed, the "Mormon" you know isn't a member of the Mormon Church, it's The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Church is named after Christ, centered and focused on Christ, every prayer offered is in the name of Christ, every ordinance preformed is in the name of Christ, and everything we seek to do in our lives, is that which Christ taught. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jaron
Mormons are asked to donate 10% of their income to the Church because God says so. It's the way that the work of the Lord moves forward, we need to carry on his work which carries with it financial burdens, to sustain and construct buildings for saints to meet and worship in, for literature to be published so on and so forth. To me it makes sense that the Lord would establish tithing (tithing is what we call the 10% donation) as a fair, confidential, and wonderful oppourtunity for everyone to contribute to moving the work of the Lord forward. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jaron
Mormons that live what they believe certainly help anyone in need. Mormon history may appear "clannish" or it could lead one to believe that Mormons only help Mormons, the reality of it is though, that in the early years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints the members had to stick together and help one another to survive the persecution and harassment that came because of misinformation. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Jaron
The "First Vision" obviously isn't the first vision in all of recorded history, but it was the first vision in these days. The First Vision, refers to a significant event, when Joseph Smith ( who is often times called "The Prophet of the Restoration") saw God the Father and his only begotten son Jesus Christ and recieved instruction and revelation that led to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints being on the earth today Show more Show less