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Hi I'm Jared

I'm from Utah, and I go to BYU. I'm leaving to serve a mission for two years in San Antonio, Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I completed my first year of college and decided that it was time to go on a mission, which I'm preparing to leave on very soon. I will be going down to San Antonio, Texas to preach the gospel in the English language. I love to play sports and the ukulele in my free time. I previously worked at the MTC (Missionary Training Center) where I was a custodian and got to work with the missionaries. Now I get to leave and be on the other side of the work that goes on at the MTC. I am still searching out my career path, but I know I have a strong interest in teaching and the church, I may end up being a seminary teacher. I can't wait to continue on my life path to see where it takes me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I was blessed to have been born into this church. Ever since I was little I would go to church, and read my scriptures, doing those things that would bring me closer to Christ. I have been baptized, and I currently am an Elder in the church and I could not be happier preparing for my mission at this time to be out bringing others to Christ full time. I have faith in the principles and teachings of this church, and I know that it is where my blessings come from as I try to live a righteous life. I've never had a doubt of this gospel, of the Book of Mormon, or anything the church teaches. Everything I have learned has felt right, and I know I still have so much I still need to learn and a lot I need to still get better at. My family has been such a great strength to me as I have progressed in the church, and I have such a strong testimony of families. The church teaches that families are the central defense that we have against the adversary, and I am so grateful for my family specifically my parents for all of the help that I have gotten to become who I am today. Being a Mormon is such a great blessing, I would be no where near where I am today without the knowledge of the gospel. Knowing that I do have a Father in Heaven who loves me and cares about me personally is one of the greatest blessings I can imagine, I only hope that I one day will be able to thank Him for the guidance He has given to me. By taking a step towards Christ each and every day, we will little by little come unto Him until we have become perfected in Him. I hope that as I go out on my mission that I will be successful in teaching by the Spirit and be able to bring the comfort and guidance I enjoy into the lives of others. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to come unto Christ each and every day. Whether that is something like fulfilling a calling, or helping take care of siblings making my home a happier place, I do my best to show charity in all that I do. I was recently the Executive Secretary in my ward at school, and by helping the bishopric stay organized and up to date with what was happening in the ward was a way I lived my faith. My preparation to go on a mission has been a huge part of how I'm living my faith, I am so excited and blessed to serve the people of San Antonio, Texas. The studying and preparation that I have done in my free time has been a huge part of how I have been striving to become like Christ and always show that I live my faith. Being a Mormon has been the biggest blessing in my life, the knowledge that I have of this church and every aspect of the gospel has given me such a great testimony of why I am here and what I can do to bring others to this knowledge that I have been blessed with. I had the opportunity to work with special needs kids in helping them at a mutual put together by the church. There we would help them achieve awards in scouting and young women, and bring a little more happiness to there lives. Little did I know that it would actually be them bringing ten times the amount of happiness into my life. I will never forget those kids that have touched my life forever. This experience and calling helped me by building my testimony of the pure love of Christ, it is unconditional. As I strive to live my faith each day, my Heavenly Father blesses me far greater than I could imagine. I know that as I continually live my faith and try my best here on this earth I will again be able to be in the presence of my Heavenly Father.