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Hi I'm Jared

I grew up in Indiana. I like to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm writing this six days before I report to the Mtc for the Mexico Monterrey West mission. I enjoy trying new things and going on "adventures"...whether its going on a road trip or even just going out on my bike and goin where the road takes me. I enjoy sports and staying healthy thru exercise...I don't show it but in my head I see everything as a competition.....just to keep things interesting. Up until this morning, I have worked a full time as a welding shop.....and I did everything but weld....Not the best job, not the best pay, but its a job. I made deliveries and kept maintenance on our welders. I've worked there about a year and I think I've learned more in that year than I have in all of my high school. Working a full-time job doesnt just teach you job needed skills, but raises discipline and responsibility. I love to look for learning experience in everything.....I overthink everything always trying to find deeper meaning...I think that's what makes me different from other people, and thank goodness for that, because I couldn't stand being normal.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the youngest of three brothers and three sisters, but it's not that simple. Both of my parents were married and had kids in there separate marriages. Both of them ended up getting divorced then eventually getting baptised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Then they met at a single adult activity. Long story short.....They got married, so I have two brothers and two sisters from my Dad's side. Then one brother and one sister from my Mom's side. I have no technical "full brothers" or "full sisters". Out of all of them two us have remained Mormon. You know I am, and then I have one sister who is active and happily married in the Temple. This didn't affect me too much though. I didn't grow up knowing a lot of them. The closest one in age is about 25, so after eleven I was on my own with my parents. I didn't see them much so they didn't influence me, but growing up I felt like they just didn't want to be around. Like they didn't have time for family. Thru that I've grown to have a love for family and have grown to try and treat people as if they my brothers and sisters. I believe that that is the best form of missionary work. In high school I didn't go to the one that all the other youth went to so again I was on my own. The entire Freshman year, its was the goal of every student to make me cuss, but no swear left my mouth. Throughout the next two years they gained a respect for my religion and my morals. Senior year came and not only had I gotten friends, but i had the respect and friendship of every person of my senior class. I had treated them as my family, and they had become people I could talk to, but more importantly, I had had become someone they could talk to. They trusted me and came to me if they needed advise or just someone to talk with. I believe we need to make everyone our family, because that is what they are. I love Jesus Christ, He is our Brother, He is our Example, and He is our Redeemer. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have three callings; I am a primary teacher, an adult superviser for our Teacher quorum, and a member of our scout commitee. Going in to teach Primary I was a little worried... I was getting the ten and eleven year-old boys one of which was one that had been known for never cooporating with any of his teachers, but I had an advantage that I didn't know about. This will sound wierd, but I have an extensive knowledge of pokemon from when I was younger. I soon realized that my class absolutley loved pokemon. I could relate with them and they could relate with me. When they say "The Lord works in mysterious Ways" they aren't lying. Thru this I could teach them and they would pay attention. As long as I tried to stay on the same level with them.