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Hi I'm Jared

I am a Husband, a Father, and I am a Morman.

About Me

I was born in rural England. My mother was also born and raised in the same small rural community. My Father was born in Europe, but was raised in the United State. Somehow he ended up in England and that is when he met my Mother and our family began. Around age 7 my parents decide it would be best if we moved to the United States. They pitched the idea to the children and that was the last I remember hearing of it. Some 2 years later the big announcement was made that our residence application was accepted and that we would be moving across the pond to the USA. I wasn’t the least bit happy. Now at the age of 9, I was set with my group of friends and had no desire to leave them for some strange new place with people I didn’t know. The day came and we made the move. The transition was hard. The kids at school thought I sounded funny. The city was bigger and far more confusing. Nothing seemed like home. The one thing that got me through it all was our new church. Though the people were new and the building different then I was use to: the teachings and the love the people showed us were the same. We soon developed friendships and life started to settle down. Now as an adult with kids of my own, I can see that my parents were truly inspired. To make a move to a different country with a young family, they must have experienced fears much greater than my own. When you follow the inspiration of the Holy Ghost and the Lord is on your side, you can succeed.

Why I am a Mormon

I could say that I’m a Mormon because my parents took me to church from a very young age and they did, but that isn’t why I’m a Mormon. I could say that I’m a Mormon because I feel at home and loved when I’m at my church meeting and I do, but that isn’t why I’m a Mormon. I could say that I’m a Mormon because I find the teachings are pure and simple and they are, but that isn’t why I’m a Mormon. These and many other things have affected me for the better and helped me decide to be a Mormon, but the real reason I’m a Mormon is that the Holy Ghost has born witness to me of the truthfulness of the gospel. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savor. He restored his gospel through Joseph Smith. And that we are led today by a living Prophet.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, by trying to be more like Jesus each and every day. Although I’m far from perfect I try to get a little close each day. I like to believe my faith affects all parts of my life. My faith is who I am. As a Father I try to love my children unconditionally as I know my Savior loves me. I try to teach them the teaching of the Prophets found in scripture. I work at instilling values in them that not only will benefit them, but that will benefit all of mankind. As an employee I am honest with my employer, giving him an honest full day of work. I try to be respectful of my coworker beliefs and show that I genuinely care about then. The same goes for those that I do business with. In my religious community I attempt to be a positive influence in their lives. I share in their good times and bad time. I teach them when they need to be taught and am taught by them when they are teaching.