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Hi I'm Jaron

I love my family, and I love my God. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the youngest of six kids. My dad left my family when I was three, so my wonderful mother raised me to be the man I am today. I love sports and science. Yes, I am one of those nerds. My plan is to attend medical school in hopes to one day work in the public health field: making the world better one washed hand at a time. I attend Brigham Young University for my undergraduate studies. I've been an avid sports fan from a young age and I love to read and run. I served a full-time mission in the Central Valley of California.

Why I am a Mormon

Statistics say nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. I cannot imagine living through a nasty divorce without the church. No matter where I have lived, or visited, the members of the church have united and welcomed me with open arms. The gospel of Jesus Christ changes people's lives. David O. McKay said "The purpose of the gospel is to make bad men good and good men better." President McKay defines the gospel with exactness. A common misconception among many religions is that those not of your faith are wrong. I love the people around me who are not of my faith. I may call Him God, and you may call Him something else. Learn about Him; Love Him; Serve Him; Remember Him.

How I live my faith

As a missionary my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I got to spend two years of my life helping people cultivate their faith in the Savior, and now the joy continues! Every single day I have the opportunity to invite people to follow Jesus Christ's example by being baptized by someone who holds the proper priesthood authority of God! I love being a missionary!

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Jaron
Have you ever wondered why everything is why it is? Everything has order. Through all my studies about the human body, this fact has become even more real. Our bodies are designed with absolute perfection. As a science scholar I have had this discussion time and time again. Ultimately belief is a choice. I believe God created the order we find in the universe. I do believe in a simplified so-called "big bang theory," however everything did not come from nothing. God put what we see in motion. "All things denote there is a God" - Alma 30:44. Only the perfect God of worlds without number could create such cooperation between elements we have only recently begun to understand. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Jaron
The Church has been around as long as man has been on the earth. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in His mortal ministry, established one church. In the Apostle Paul's epistle to the Ephesians he teaches that there is "One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all" (Ephesians 4:5-6). The Church was restored in the year 1820 when the prophet Joseph Smith had the faith to ask God which church he should join. God the Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to the boy and instructed him that the fullness of the Gospel was not currently on the earth. The Church was later organized in 1830 afters years of preparation and revelation. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jaron
The simplest answer is to pray. Sometimes when we pray we feel like we are just talking to a wall. When you have the faith that He is there, He will answer your prayer by the feelings you receive through the power of the Holy Ghost (Moroni 10:5). Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Jaron
Sometimes people refer to God's Kingdom on Earth as "the Mormon Church." Usually this idea comes from the most recently translated book of scripture, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Mormon is the prophet who abridged the records of the prophets who came before him. Show more Show less