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Hi I'm Jaz

I'm a Utah-bred, born and raised mormon girl.

About Me

Let's see...I guess the things about me that define me most would be: First, my ethnic background. My dad was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. He left when he was 19 years old and ended up going to school in Utah, where he met my mom, who grew up in California/Oregon/Utah. My is a member of the church and he isn't, but his side of the family and all of the culture association with them is still very important to me. Secondly, I'm going to school at BYU, Provo right now as a freshman with an undecided major (although I'll probably double major whatever I decide with German). The decision to come here was one that I did not make for myself, but that I wouldn't change for the world. Thirdly, as far as hobbies go, I love to golf, write, draw, sing, be sarcastic, and in general just goof around.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this is what makes me happy. Going to church, learning about my potential to become something amazing in this life and the next - these are the things that motivate me to do good and to be grateful for everything I've been blessed with. The decision to be a follower of Christ in this church was not that hard to make, especially after I had prayed to know if it was true and correct and gotten an affirmative answer.

How I live my faith

Being here at Brigham Young University makes it a lot easier to live my faith in most ways. I LOVE my calling as a Gospel Doctrine teacher. It's incredible to me that I, who know no more than those I teach, can influence how other people see the gospel and ultimately how they act. What an amazing thing. I learn so much everyday from them, and being a teacher has challenged me to "practice what I preach" and put into effect the things we talk about every sunday. To me, living my faith is all about keeping my standards and loving those around me. Having morals never comes off as "I'm holier-than-thou" if I'm trying to be caring and loving to my friend, classmates, and anyone I meet. For me this means respecting other people's beliefs and boundaries and not putting myself above them because mine are different.