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Hi I'm Jeremy Meador

I'm a baseball fanatic, TV show and movie collector, hunter, and snow skier. I talk a lot. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I really love the outdoors especially spending time up in the mountains skiing, hunting elk, fishing, camping, and shooting guns. The past several years I have come to love the sport of baseball. I'm a big fan of the San Francisco Giants. I am a TV show and movie collector. I love all types of food and I will pretty much each anything except for broccoli. I love to hear stories about other people and listen to what experiences they have had in their life. I am definitely a night owl and I often go to bed around 4 a.m. Spending time with family is one of my favorite things to do especially watching comedies. Stand up comedy is the freaking best and I wish I was funny enough to do stand up.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up in the church, I never had a testimony of it until I came out here on my mission. Serving a mission is challenging and I struggled for a bit to know if what I was teaching was true. The only for me to find out if what I was teaching was true was to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. If it's true then Joseph Smith is a prophet and the Church of Jesus Christ was restored through him. I've studied the Book of Mormon and the basic gospel principles taught by ancient and modern day prophets. I have also prayed to know that these things are true and Heavenly Father has answered my prayers. I know that these principles are true. The Book of Mormon has taught me more about my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. I have come closer to them because of it. I have also come to know that God still calls prophets to the earth. He has not ceased to give us revelation nor has he stopped loving us. I feel the Savior's love for me and I have a peace and joy in my life that I want everyone to feel.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in Missouri, USA. I've been here since September 2013 and I go home September 2015. As a missionary, I go out and invite others to come closer to Jesus Christ by helping them gain testimony of the Book of Mormon and living prophets and apostles. Every day I study from the standard works of the church which include the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. These scriptures teach me all about the Savior Jesus Christ and how I can draw closer to him and how I must live my life in order to enter back into the presence of my Heavenly Father. Every Sunday I attend church to partake of the sacrament(communion) to renew my covenants that I made at baptism. I also participate in sunday school classes where I learn more about the Savior.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jeremy Meador
You can know what we teach is true by reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. If it is true, then Joseph Smith was called as a Prophet of God. You can find answers to your prayers by closely paying attention to what you are feeling in your heart and in your mind. Another great way is by attending church and feeling the Spirit there. James 1:5 reads, "If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally and upraideth not and it shall be given him." We know that if we lack wisdom, we can ask God and he's going to give us the answer as long as we ask in faith. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Jeremy Meador
We believe that after Christ and His Apostles died that the authority that they had went with them. That authority is needed to run His church here on the earth and to perform those ordinances necessary in returning to our Heavenly Father's Kingdom. A lot of plain and simple truths were also lost during that time and needed to be restored and they needed to be restored through a prophet. The Book of Mormon was also brought forth do help clarify and support the correct doctrines in the Bible, it is a supporting witness of Jesus Christ and his work. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Jeremy Meador
A testimony is a knowledge given to us by the Holy Ghost, it's a spiritual knowledge. This testimony that Mormons have is that we have a God that loves us, that Jesus Christ is his son, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth, and that Joseph Smith was called as a Prophet to restore the Lord's true church. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Jeremy Meador
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He is a personage of spirit and does not have a body of flesh and bone. He testifies to us truth such as Jesus Christ being our Savior and our Redeemer. He also testifies of things like the Bible and the Book of Mormon. He also guides us throughout our life. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jeremy Meador
Joseph Smith was a man called as a prophet to restore the fulness of the everlasting gospel in the last days. Heavenly messengers appeared to him and restored all that was necessary to run the Church of Jesus Christ on earth. He also translated an ancient record that's another testament of Jesus Christ. This record is called the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Jeremy Meador
The Atonement was the act Jesus Christ performed to redeem us all from our sins. To atone means to pay penalty for sin. Jesus Christ suffered for all of us in the Garden of Gethsemane and then suffered on the cross. Afterwards, he was resurrected. It was necessary for Jesus Christ to do this so that we can all return to live with our Heavenly Father again. We learn in Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God." We also learn in the Book of Mormon in 3 Nephi 27:19, "And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom; therefore nothing entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood, because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end." We know we aren't perfect and we all want to return to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can become more Christlike and be forgiven of all our sins and be clean enough to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Jeremy Meador
Eternal life is living in the presence of our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. This is done by doing all that our Father asks of us including following all of Christ's teachings and making and keeping covenants with him. We must do good works in this life to obtain it. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jeremy Meador
The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets here in the Americas. This is their experiences and their dealings with God and the Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jeremy Meador
Mormons are not required to serve missions. We serve missions because we have prayed and asked God what he wants us to do and serving a mission is that answer we got. We have missionaries so that we can bring this wonderful message to the world. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Jeremy Meador
We believe that after the death of Jesus Christ and his apostles that simple gospel truths were lost and the authority to act in God's name was lost. We believe it was restored to the earth again by a prophet named Joseph Smith. The authority to act in God's name and gospel truths have been restored and we have continuing revelation through a prophet of God. We also believe that Joseph Smith translated an ancient record that is called the Book of Mormon. It goes hand and hand with the Bible and contains the fulness of the Gospel. The correct name of our Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's the only true church of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less