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Hi I'm Jaron

I love to play soccer, I'm sometimes sarcastic, always trying to improve life and I'm a mormon

About Me

I am serving a 2 year mission in the St Louis, Missouri mission. I grew up playing soccer and love to play sports. I had declared my major in Mechanical Engineering before I left while I was attending The University of New Mexico. We'll see where I end up with my studies. I love to be out and talking to people and learning from them. I think that life can be really fun and enjoyable if we make it a little more simple. I am usually pretty easy going and try to improve myself all the time. There is a long ways to perfection but I think that I am on the right track. There is still plenty of time in life.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints makes more sense than all other churches. I have grown up in a Mormon family all my life but was never forced into the religion. My parents are very strong in their faith in Christ and desire to do good and for the first part of my life that is where I based my testimony. As I looked at and prayed about other religions none of them taught me as much, brought me as much peace or brought me as close to Christ. I tend to look at things very logically and there is no rational expanation for anything in the church or other churches, however it is impossible to deny the spiritual feelings and peace that this church as brought me. I have learned that it is not about the church but it is the ordinances and covenants that are important. Through personal revelation I have learned however that the proper performance of ordinances and the binding power of the priesthood is found inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that this is the only church that is led by Christ himself today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by studying the scriptures and doing all that I can to have the Holy Spirit in my life all the time. There is always things in life that are good but I try to focus around the things that are best for me and my salvation. Right now I am living my faith by serving a 2 year mission. I spend every day serving people in the communities, teaching them about Christ and inviting them to live their lives in better accordance with his teachings. I love God and know that he will teach me the things that he wants me to do in this life. I just pray that I am living the way I am supposed to so that I can feel those promptings and act on them.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jaron
Baptism is a sacred covenant that we make between ourselves and God. It is also a two part thing. When we are baptized we go completely under the water and back up symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Being made clean and new. And then we are baptized by fire, Which is recieving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and being confirmed a member of the church. Being baptized without receiving the Holy Ghost is as useless as baptizing a "sack of potatos" as the prophet Joseph Smith said. Baptism must be done by one holding the proper priesthood athority, Which is the authority to act in Gods name on Earth. To answer the question now we baptize new members so that they can be confirmed a member and recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost. Baptism is the gate by which we enter and the Holy Ghost keeps us on the path after we enter through it as long as we live worthy. We have to have both together. You can't walk on the path up to the house unless you walk through the gate first, and It is necessary to walk through the correct gate to recieve the correct guidance. Baptism is essencial to make it to the highest degree of glory in the life to come, The Celestial Kingdom. Show more Show less