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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a weight lifter, I'm tech savvy, I'm a singer, I'm an Eagle Scout, I'm a missionary, I am a Mormon.

About Me

Many people have told me that I am a 'jack-of-all traits', none of my hobbies or interests really go together. I am an advid singer. I just LOVE music, I like to sing all day long. My favorite sport to play is golf. In high school I did a lot of weight lifting as well though. My biggest accomplishment in weight lifting is 1,225 ibs calve raiser. And then I am a computer nerd. I love fixing and programming computers. Not the best still, but I know quite a bit about them. Then one of the biggest things I love in life is scouting. I am an eagle scout, and I had the great opportunity to work at a scout camp for two years. I have been working at numerous jobs since I was 13. I am the youngest of 15. And, I'm a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon simply because it brings me happiness. I have talked to many who look at our religion, and they say there are so many rules to follow. There are many things that we do follow, but after awhile they really do not seem like rules. It just becomes apart of my life, and I really am blessed for standing away from those things that would cause me harm. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it multiple times, and I have prayed to our Heavenly Father about it; and I can testify that it is true. Whenever I read this book, I am overwhelmed with so much happiness. There is so much truth and knowledge that we can gain from this book. I know that once we die, that is not the end. We have the opportunity to live with our familes for all time and eternity. There is just so much peace, love, and service that comes with this gospel. We are truely blessed for following the commandments. I am a Mormon because it brings me happiness, and love into my life. And I want to bring everyone to this gospel. Everyone should be able to feel of the love, warmth, truth, knowledge, and happiness this gospel brings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by acting on my beliefs. In the easiest way possible to explain, I follow Christ. Although I am still young, I have been through and experienced alot, and I know how hard life can be. People are all around us, and we all need help with one thing or another. So that is what I do. I follow Christ's example, and I help others to the best of my ability. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I hold myself to standards. Because of those standards, I am happy. And right now I am happy that I have the great opportunity to be serving a mission. That way I get to do what I really want to do; help others.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Jared
Well the best way to summarize what the Book of Mormon is by sharing an exerpt from its introduction: "The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel. This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians." So put simply, the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is a record of His dealings with the people in the Americas years and years ago. The most important thing to know and understand about this though is that, it has many restored truths that have been lost from the Bible. Truths that we need to practice religion as how Christ established his Church while He was here. It reveals many things that we all need today. And most importantly it is written specifically for YOU. I cannot describe or explain fully but, The Book of Mormon will strengthen you and your family. Show more Show less