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Hi I'm Jared

As of today, October 7, 2012, I am 69 years old. I was born and raised in Arizona.

About Me

The church has always been a part of my life. And I have had a good life. I enjoy doing everything that is fun. I have hunted, fished, scuba dive, camped, traveled, graduated from college with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I have had good career in electrical engineering. Right after college I put on the tools and worked as an electrician for a few years before starting my career in electrical engineering. I am retired now but still do consulting on a part time basis. Throughout my life I have always had access to a horse. I have been riding horses for as long as And I still do. My brother and I just finished a 3 day ride in Northern Arizona. We have a goal of riding the entire approximatley 750 mile long Arizona Trail that starts at the Mexican border and ends at the Utah border. So far we have riden over 400 miles on the trail. I also have a love and passion for photograhy. I am always looking for a good shot. I started with a single film camera and a darkroom. Now I have several cameras and Photoshop to process my pcitures. Althoug, I still shoot film on occasions. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and 6 children.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the church. I have attended church meetings all of my life. But I guess my real conversion came when served a two year mission for the church in Tennsee, Kentucky and West Virgina. I took years of my life to serve a mission. So that is when the real test cme to me. Having to study the scriptures more than I had ever done in my life previusly and go out to find people that would allow my compnaion and I to share our message and to teach nonmembers about the church really matured me and realize that this gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I try to apply the Saviour's teachings into my life on a daily basis. I readily accept callings in the church to serve. Right now I am srving as the Stake historian. It is my responsiblility to gather stories, facts and pictures of stake events and compile them together, along with ward histories, into one document and preserve them for future generations. I consider everybody my friend and treat them as I would want to be treated. I strive to pay an honest tithe to the church and serve in any cpacity I can. As a result I have been blessed exceedingly. I could not accomplish college graduation, a successful career in engineering and raise six children without the gudance and heop of the Lord. I trully believe if we do what the Lord asks of us he will watch over us and gude us along our journey through this life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No. As members of the church we voluntarily work in fields, orchards and ranches to raise crops and cattle that are needed to sustain life. We then volunteer our time and energy to harvest the crops and cattle at the appropriate times. The products are then transported to church owned canneries where volunteer members process the products, can them, package them and then store them in church owned warehousese. These products are then distributed to needy families throughout the world as needed. Whether the need arises due to a financial crisis or a natural devatation crisis. Often, shipments from the church arrive at devatasted areas before Red Cross shipments do. We do not wait for desaster to strike before we start gathering and preparing the necessary supplies and aid that will be needed . Raising, processing, storing and distributing these supplies is a continual and ongoing process. Show more Show less