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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a Music Composition major at Boise State University. I love to swing dance. I am learning to speak Russian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Music Composition major at Boise State University. I play piano, euphonium, trombone, alto saxophone, harmonica, jaw harp, and I do vocal percussion (beatbox), and I love to write music. Modest Mussorgsky, Igor Stravinsky, and Gustav Holst are my favorite composers. I also love to play jazz piano. I am currently pursuing double major Bachelor of Music in composition and Bachelor of Music in music education. After finishing at Boise State, I plan to apply for graduate music programs in conducting and composition. I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters, and I love all of them and both of my parents. I grew up in Boise, ID. I enjoy swing dancing, Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and triathlons. I have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, and I am still a Mormon because I know it is true. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I know that He and God the Father love me and everyone else very much. I know that both of them want me to succeed. I have gone through many personal trials, some of which have been extremely difficult. But as I try everyday to live according to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I feel the Holy Spirit transmit to me the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. I have read the Book of Mormon in its entirety, and I have prayed to know whether it is true. I know without any hesitation that it is true. It contains the restored gospel in its entirety. I bear solemn witness that anyone who reads it in faith and prays to know of its truthfulness will also receive the same confirmation that I have received. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church of God. I love my Savior, and because of his sacrifice, I can conquer my pains, my sins, and my trials, and become whole both physically and spiritually, and have the opportunity to live with him again.

How I live my faith

I try my best to be faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ by keeping his commandments and by trying to follow his example. I believe that an important part of being a good follower of Christ includes supporting my friends. I try to live my faith by being someone who will listen when others need someone to talk to.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jared
Yes, Mormons are Christians. We testify that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I know that through Him and because of Him, we can all become like Him. Show more Show less