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Hi I'm Jared D. Miles

I was born to a member family in southern Idaho relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 8.

About Me

Not being acitve, I joined the US Navy after high school. For me it was a great experience because it forced to me to give up friends that wouldn't have been good for me. Just prior to getting out of the Navy I married my first wife. A wonderful girl from southern Idaho. We loved each other and had a wonderful time together, but something happened after 7 years and we were divorce. I would like to note we didn't have the gospel in our lives and we weren't active church members. That was my fault. A few years later I married Lindy Miles. We fell in love and after a few years and after the birth of our first son she became active in the church. I held out for another 8 years. I was so stubborn, I knew the church was true, I knew I should be attending church but for some reason I couldn't bring myself to do so. It was too easy to be inactive. The bishop called me into his office when our son was approaching the age of baptism, eight years old. He asked me if I wanted our son to be baptized, and I said yes I would. He asked me if I would like to performt he ordinance of baptism, and I replyed I couldn't because I wasn't worthy to use the Priesthood power I had previously received. He asked me to have faith, repent of my sins and prepare myself to baptize my son. I told him I would try. I had to repent of lots of things, give up smoking, coffee and an occasional drink, but with the Lord's blessings it wasn't very hard at all.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, not because I was born into a member family, but because the spirit taught me the wonderful truth about our kind and loving Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon and of Joseph Smith our first prophet in this dispensation. The spirit taught me to give up things the world thinks makes us happy, and embrace the things of the spirit, the things that truely will make you happy and ensure your eternal salvation. My only compaint is that it took me 41 years to learn these lessons: why was I so stubborn; why did I waste so much prescious time? If you are reading this now you either have the spirit in your life, or you are just starting to feel the spirt. If you are just starting to receive it, do everthing in your power to nurture it in your life. Develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, be baptized by one holding the authority of God and receive the Gift of Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, and endure in the gospel to the end. This is my goal in life and I testify it is a goal you should want to establish in your life as well. Read the Book of Mormon daily and pray always and you will receive the spirit to guide and direct you in the your life.

How I live my faith

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to serve in many callings in the chruch. Each of these callings have helped me to become stonger in the gospel and to develop an unwavering testimony of our loving Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. When I retired in 2008, my wife and I served a full-time senior mission in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission. Yes, it was tuff duty, but somebody has to serve there. I'm just kidding, it was wonderful to serve there and we made friends that we will love forever. We returned home in 2010 and got reaquainted with our family and friends. Then in 2012, the spirit started working on us again and we sent in our papers again to serve a full-time mission. As I write this, we are serving in the Mississippi Jackson Mission and only have a coupld of months left. Again, our experience serving the Lord has greatly blessed our lives and the lives of our family and friends. If you are retired and haven't served a full-time mission sign up today. It will change you life for good, it will bless you and your family, and who can't use more blessings.