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Hi I'm Jade

I'm a hunter, country boy, rodeo cowboy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi I'm Jade, and I'm a Mormon. I grew up runnin' wild in the mountains of Utah with my 3 brothers. I love hunting, fishing, camping, fourwheeling, and pretty much anything that has to do with being in the mountains and getting dirty! I love hunting pheasant, deer, elk, and moose, and I wouldn't miss a hunting season for anything! I also grew up with a pair of cowboy boots on my feet, a rope in my hand, a buckle on my belt, and a tan on my neck. That's right, I'm also an avid rodeo cowboy! I competed in high school rodeo in Team Roping and Tie-down roping, and continued to compete in Team Roping after I graduated. Well, that is, until I joined an even more important association: I became a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and am now serving in the California Los Angeles Mission. I traded my boots, horse, and gun for dress shoes, a bike, and scriptures for 2 years in order to share the joy that comes from knowing of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church my whole life. But, I have seen both sides of the issue. One of my sets of grandparents are very active in the church and it shows how much they love the light that the gospel brings. My other set of grandparents is completely inactive, and it's an interesting contrast to the life of my other grandparents. The feeling you get in their homes is completely opposite of eachother, and it is very obvious which ones are happily living the gospel every day. I know from my study and pondering of the Book of Mormon that, without a shadow of a doubt, this gospel is completely and totally true. The repentance process is true and it works. As long as we do our part, and endure to the end, we will be able to live in the celestial kingdom with our heavenly father and our families. All we have to do is follow a few simple commandments that our father in heaven has set in place to guide us and help us in our journey back to him.

How I live my faith

I served before my mission with the twelve and thirteen year old young men in my ward. I taught lessons on sundays, and helped plan and carry out wednesday night mutual activities. I love working with the young men and having fun with them because I remember when I was their age and how important young mens was to my daily growth and development in both the church and in every day life. I like to know that I am helping the young men with that. Now, as I mentioned before, I am serving as a missionary for the Church in Los Angeles. That's right, small town country boy walking the streets of LA in a white shirt and tie! And ya know what? I love every minute of it! I have seen so many amazing things as I have watched and helped people to make life changing decisions to improve their lives each and every day. It is such a humbling experience to think that me, a simple young man, can serve as a tool in the hands of God in order to help others to grow closer to Christ and increase their faith in him each and every day. I have been so blessed personally as well, in more ways than I ever imagined possible. I have learned the Spanish language, have gotten in incredible shape, have grown my own faith exponentially, and have made friendships that will last a lifetime and through the eternities. What a blessing and privilege to be able to live my faith each and every single day.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Jade
The Book of Mormon is another book of holy scripture that is similar to the Bible. It does not take away in any way, shape, or form from the Bible, and we still use and study the Bible in our church. The Book of Mormon is the teachings about Christ from the prophets that were here in the Americas, and serves as a second witness of Jesus Christ. While the Bible teaches correct principles, there are many questions that the Bible leaves unanswered. Every single on of these questions, as well as the ones the Bible already answers, are answered in the Book of Mormon. It fills many gaps and clarifies much confusion that the Bible may bring up. This comes, in part, from the fact that the Book of Mormon was only translated one time from Reformed Egyptian to English, while the Bible has been translated many countless times. In 1823, Joseph Smith was visited by Moroni, a Book of Mormon prophet, and was told of an ancient record of scripture written on gold plates, and that he was to eventually translate them into the Book of Mormon. He eventually obtained the record from the mountainside where it was burriedand, by the divine power of god, translated it to English. It was then officially published in 1830, and has since been read, studied, and cherished by many as another testament of Jesus Christ. It contains a holy promise in the last book of Moroni, which states that after reading the book, anyonecan pray and receive an answer about it's truthfulness. Show more Show less