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Hi I'm Jared

I am from Utah. I served a mission in Madagascar. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports, especially football. I love spending time with my family and love entertaining my nieces and nephews. I'm engaged to get married and am currently going to school and working. I'm a teacher of the Malagasy language (from Madagascar) and love to learn languages, hence the reason why I'm majoring in Linguistics. I'm an eagle scout and love to spend time in the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a very good home from the time I was born. I was raised a Mormon, but it wasn't until I was a teenager and was influenced by many good friends and acquaintances that I really realized why I was a Mormon. I am Mormon because of the strength, hope, and direction that my faith brings to my life. I'm a Mormon because of the Book of Mormon and what it teaches me about the purpose of life. I'm a Mormon because of the influence and happiness it brings to me and especially my family. I am Mormon because I know I can live with my family forever after this life!

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a teacher in my ward. I teach the Sunday School every third week and enjoy preparing to teach my peers who are also young adults. I spend time reading and preparing for these lessons and in doing so learn many things that also apply to my own life. I live my faith through the study that I do of scriptures and other revealed truths from the living prophet, Thomas S. Monson.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Anytime we seek truth in our lives, there is one ultimate source that we can turn to. That is our Heavenly Father. We must pray to Him in order to understand the trials we have, but also to understand the truths that we seek. You can know that Mormonism is true through praying, but also through finding answers to your own questions. This is effectively displayed in the Bible in the Book of James. In James 2:17 it reads, "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." This means that in order to know for sure that Mormonism is true, one must certainly pray, BUT one must also seek an answer and not wait passively by the side for God to reveal it to him. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

The Mormon lifestyle is unique at best, but really not as different at some people may first imagine. While it is true that we don't drink alcohol, smoke, use tobacco, drink coffee or tea, or use other harmful drugs, we still have regular lives. We participate in government offices, local offices, community positions, businesses, schools, professional sports, etc. Probably one of the most important things within the church is making time for family. We spend time once a week doing what we call Family Night, which means that we meet together as families and have a time to learn and grow together spiritual and temporally. We also are encouraged to have family prayer and scripture study daily. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Families are the most important unit in the church. Families are where the Gospel is first taught and understood by children and where they can grow and develop in a safe place. As children grow they begin to understand that families are ordained of God to be together forever. That is a main belief in this church. Having family relationships strengthens our own testimonies and beliefs and gives us people whom we can rely on. Show more Show less