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Hi I'm Jared

I love to make people laugh and smile. I am currently serving a mission in Poland. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have a passion for football but discontinued playing football after I realized that there were more important things with which I could occupy my time with. Everyday I get to do what I love, try to make others laugh and smile. I am a passionate motivating speaker and have influenced millions through my words...until I wake up. I am simple, quick, sometimes a perfectionist, thrifty, brave, clean...ok that makes me sound like a scout.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, but before you discard me as someone who is Mormon because of my convenient placing I would like to share my conversion story. I call it my conversion story not because I went from bad to good but I transformed from good to better. I always knew that the gospel was true (but just because I knew the gospel was true did not mean that I felt its truth). I did not have a strong testimony of this gospel until I applied what I knew into my life. I believed in Christ's atonement it wasn't until I had faith enough to apply it in my life that I was able to experience the overpowering happiness that it brings. I am not a Mormon because I was raised in this gospel but because through the gospel it raises me.

How I live my faith

When I hear people tell me that they think going to church is boring I think to myself, "They are not living this gospel correctly." At those moments I have to remind myself that I felt that way not too long ago. I remember when I felt that my leaders were 'A voice from the dust' because of their seemingly old age and my peers were criticizing me. Then one day at church I saw my brother laughing with one of his leaders. At first I thought, "You can't be laughing, this is church." But then I remembered that gospel literally means good news and I thought why am I not enjoying this gospel to the fullest. It was at that same moment that I thought to myself of a great cliche, "I couldn't changes those around me but I could change myself." So I did, I started getting to know my leaders, share stories and joke with them. I began to become friends with the boys who were my age at church. After a while I did not just have a fun time at church but I began to learn principles of the gospel and finding the happiness the gospel brings. Now I look forward to attend church each week for that is where I feel the happiest because not only can I be with the people I love but I can enjoy the gospel with the people I love.