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Hi I'm Jaden Parra

I grew up in Arizona. Love sports, my family, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am currently serving a mission, The California Anaheim Mission (2013-2015). I just graduated from high school this year (2013) and left to go on my mission in July. I Love to play Sports, mostly Football and Basketball, and i love to workout. I love to hang out with my friends, and to play video games with them, mostly Madden NFL! I love to read from the Book of Mormon and i find alot of peace and happiness from it and i know others can! I love my Family and i also love the Gospel!

Why I am a Mormon

I love my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and am grateful for His atoning sacrifice. Also the happiness i find in it. I love the Book of Mormon! I grew up in the Church and mostly relied on my parents testimony. It didn't hit me til almost the end of my senior year, when deciding to go on a mission. I remember reading and taking Moroni's challenge (moroni 10:3-5) which says to ask God the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ is these things are true, and if we ask with a sincere heart he will manifest the truth of it unto us by the power of the Holy Ghost! I took that challenge and after i was done praying i got my answer! I will never forget that day, i Know that the book of mormon is true! I know joseph smith was a prophet of god! I know that families are eternal!

How I live my faith

Im serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints.

What is the First Vision?

Jaden Parra
The First Vision is when Joseph Smith saw God the Father, and His son Jesus Christ in the spring of 1820. At the time Joseph Smith was a young 14 year old boy, who lived in a time of religious excitement. He wanted to know which church he should join. He turned to the bible for guidance, and read James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him". Joseph Smith decided to do as James directs. Joseph Smith went to a nearby grove of trees and knelt down, and prayed and this is his experience he gave " I saw a pillar of light, exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, who's brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me calling me by name and said pointing to the other-This is my Beloved Son. Hear Him!" Joseph Smith humble prayer was answered, and our Savior Jesus Christ told him that he would restore the fulness of the everlasting gospel. Show more Show less