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Hi I'm Jaren

I am married to a wonderful woman. I am a father of four awesome kids. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a CPA - I have small CPA Firm specializing in taxes and small business services. I enjoy reading and listening to audiobooks. I am a father of four and happily married. I went to school in Illinois and loved every minute of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the things taught in the LDS faith are true. I believe everyone on this earth that has lived or is now living or that will ever live, came here by choice as part of the Great Plan of Happiness that God and his Son, Jesus Christ, have provided to us all. Part of that plan is to do the things that Jesus Christ has given us to do. Among other things, we are to be baptized into the restored Church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I actively serve in our local congregation. I get to work with many fellow members of the LDS church and I am constantly inspired by selfless acts of service and devotion by others.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We don't worship Joseph Smith as some may believe. However we do honor him for what he has accomplished for the benefit of the church and all mankind. It is kind of like the founding fathers of the United States - no US citizen worships them but we all honor them for their service and accomplishments they have provided. There are many monuments, pictures, and other things to remind us of them but we don't worship them. I don't worship Joseph Smith. However, I believe that Joseph Smith was chosen by God to help restore the gospel on earth. I believe that he (Joseph) saw God and Jesus and that he was chosen by Them to do significant and hard things for the benefit of all of us on earth today. I know Joseph sacrificed so much for us, even his own life, in this service to God. For that I do honor him and remember him but I do not worship him. I worship God and His son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less