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Hi I'm Jared Brooksby

I'm a missionary in Hawaii, a country boy from the empire state, a honey badger, a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a son of two wonderful parents and the brother of 3 awesome siblings. I was born and raised in the country of up-state New York. I was one of the only members of my faith at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High, so I let that define who I was and what I stood for. My wonderful friends from that school shaped me into the person I am today. I LOVE music, mainly singing, but I play the trumpet and a little piano as well. I'm also big into weight lifting, and tennis. By far my favorite thing to do is to spend time with those I love. Unfortunately that began to reflect on my grades as I went on to college at BYU haha. But I don't regret a single moment that I have ever spent with my family and my friends. Something that has meant a lot to me in my life, and is especially relevant now is the saying "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." Now as I am serving in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission, I can see how important Love is. Never in my life has it been so easy to look at someone and say, "I love you." I know that comes by bringing your heart, your mind, your all to the Savior Jesus Christ and letting Him shape you into what he needs you to be.

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been members of the church for generations and I'm thankful for my parents who continued to raise us in "light and truth". I love this church and I will always be mindful of my Heavenly Father's plan for me because of the things I have learned in this gospel.

How I live my faith

Well the way I live my faith can be summed up by saying this "Just Do It". Faith is an action word, so in reality I live my Faith each time I am faced with a decision and make my choice. CTR was the way I grew up and all my friends (who weren't of my faith) respected that. I try not to judge people. Honestly, there's good in everybody, and half the time it's not even that hard to find.