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Hi I'm Jared Johnson

I born and raised in Huntington Beach California. Currently serving in the West Virginia, Charleston mission!

About Me

I was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. I got the best parents in the world, 3 older brothers and a little sister. My family means a lot to me and id do anything for them. I love being outside, being active. I love going to the beach, camping, playing sports, anything where I can be with friends and do something other than sit. I was in marching band, I'm an Eagle Scout and now am serving as a full time missionary in the West Virginia, Charleston mission. Being a missionary is the best decision Ive ever made. It has blessed not only my life but also my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I loved going to primary, singing the songs and having a blast. I always had a desire to serve a mission because it seemed like such an adventure. Everyone I knew that went on a mission said how much fun it was and how much they matured and came closer to Christ. As I got closer to the age to serve, I made the necessary preparations to serve. Being on a mission has been the most rewarding experience. I feel like Im growing close to my Savior everyday. More important than that is seeing the change in the people I meet. Seeing the Spirit touch their hearts and them changing their lives for the better is a powerful experience. This gospel blesses lives. Im a Mormon because its Christs church restored back to the earth, and I know that is true.

How I live my faith

Being raised in the church has given me a solid foundation and standards that not all people have while growing up. The world is becoming a scarier place everyday with the adversary attacking us everyday. Having that Christ centered foundation helped me resist temptation and stand up for my beliefs. I love being with my friends. I saw through examples in my life that the friends we choose have a big affect on the things we do and the decisions we make. I decided young that I was going to obey the commandments that Heavenly Father gave us. I try to be an example for good to the people I have in my life. Serving a mission is a way I have been able to strengthen my own faith and to help others strengthen theirs.