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Hi I'm Jason Boren

I grew up in Thatcher, Arizona and I've lived there all my life. Of course I love swimming, playing soccer, and being a Mormon! =D

About Me

I love to play soccer and racquetball. I love swimming, helping others, and I definitely love being kind to people. I'm the youngest of four. With my two oldest sisters, then my older brother, then me. I definitely have been pampered by my parents :) and it's AMAZING! Going off the diving boards is my passion. Just being in the air, not knowing whether you are going to belly flop it or not, it gets extreme. I grew up playing soccer all my life, and have been playing it for over 10 years! I love taking pictures of the scenery around me, and just taking a step back to look at all the spectacular images I have been blessed to see. And that's me!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I want to be here. I know this church is true, and I know Christ is my Savior and does more for us than we can ever imagine. I have seen the impact of not following His teachings in my own family. I know what it is like to feel guilty and to feel unwanted. I know that when I follow the guidelines that Jesus Christ has shown to me, I know that I cannot fall. But when I lean unto my own understandings, and think that my ways and understandings are greater than the Lords, I tend to make wrong choices. I am a Mormon because It brings me closer to my family, my friends, and my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full-time mission for my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I am serving in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania mission, but currently am living in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. I am here sharing the joy and happiness that I feel, and that I have felt throughout my life to others and to have them feel the everlasting happiness by coming closer to Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. I love being on a mission to change the lives of others!

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jason Boren
The act of baptism was givin to us by the example of Jesus Christ. He is our example, and although he did not need to repent, he was the perfect example, and taught all those who got to meet him. We do baptisms for those who did not get the opportunity to recieve the Gospel of Christ. Although they have the choice whether to recieve that or not, at least they have that opportunity. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Jason Boren
God has called prophets of old, and prophets of the modern days. The prophet today of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is President Tomas S Monson. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jason Boren
Joseph Smith was a young 14 year old boy who was just trying to find out the truth about which church to join. He sincerely wanted to know, and so he asked God, with a sincere heart and real desire to have an answer. As an answer, he saw God the Father and his son, Jesus Christ. He was called of God to be a Prophet, like Moses and Isaiah, to restore the Church of Jesus Christ back on the earth today. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jason Boren
There are many people, websites, and papers that tell you that Mormon religion is true, or is not true. Our loving Heavenly Father has given us the capability to know for ourselves. As you sincerely seek for your answer, by reading the scriptures, pondering the words you read, and prayer. If you seek with real intent, wanting to know if these things are true for yourself, Heavenly Father will answer your prayers. And as you study the scriptures, pondering the message, and asking God if these things are true, the Holy Ghost will confer the truth to you, through your feelings of peace and comfort, that these things are true. And as you continue to live God's commandments, these feelings of comfort, peace, and happiness will continue to dwell in you. Those feelings peace, comfort, happiness, and joy that you may have had from reading the scriptures, is the Holy Ghost already testifying to you that these things are true. Show more Show less