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Hi I'm Jared

I am a husband. I am the father of 7. I am a rancher. I am a son of God. I am a Mormon

About Me

I grew up on a cattle and sheep ranch in Nevada. I am continuing the legacy of stewardship that my grandfather started. My family and I are blessed to work with God’s creations daily. I can see and feel the power of our Father in Heaven each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I have prayed to God and He blessed me to know for myself that the church is true. As I face the challenges and trials of life, I am grateful to know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is upon the Earth. I am blessed to hold the Holy Priesthood; the power God has given his sons to bless the lives of His children. I have used this power to bless my children when they are sick. I have been by this same power to overcome physical ailments and emotional discouragements. I treasure my membership in the Church. I know that God lives. He is out Father.I am His son. He loves me. I know He loves you too. Jesus Christ is our elder brother. I know He suffered, died and was ressurected that we migh live again with Him and our Father. I am eternally grateful for Jesus; His life, mission and perfect example. The peace that I feel as I repent is more valuable than any earthly possession. I am a Mormon because I love God and Christ and I have been able to draw close to them through worship in the church.

How I live my faith

We live in a small community where most of our neighbors are ranchers. Although many of our neighbors are not Mormons, they are all great people. There is a strong spirit of service and concern for each neighbor. One year we were suffering from a severe drought in our area. Our congregation decided to join with other members of the church in the area to fast and pray for moisture. I was currently serving as the ecclesiastical leader for our local congregation. I felt impressed to invite all the members of our valley to join with in fasting and prayer. We were blessed with rain that spring. I recognize this as a direct blessing from a loving Heavenly Father. A fellow rancher, not a Mormon, made the comment that God listens when the Mormons pray. I know that God hears the prayers of each of His children. I am grateful that he has answered my prayers.