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Hi I'm Jared Green

I love teaching, I love movies, I'm going to serve in the Korea Seoul South Mission, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm 19 years old, I'm a huge fan baseball, and I absolutely love watching classic movies. I was recently called to the Korea Seoul South Mission and I couldn't be more excited! I don't know any Korean right now, but I know that with the Lords help I'll get the hang of it soon enough. I am the oldest brother of five kids and I love my parents very much. I attend BYU and hope to become a professor of religion there one day. I strive to be happy and live my life the way I know I should. Choosing the right isn't always easy, but its always worth it!

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I know that He is closer to you than you realize, and that He hears the songs you cannot sing. I know that when you are indescribably, hopelessly, helplessly tangled in misery, sin, pain, stress or tortured by any other negative force in this world, He has the power to heal you. He will help you. I know it. I have lived it. He truly is the help of the helpless. He will never, ever give up on you. Never. Not even you. So don't YOU give up. I don't care how serious or how many times or how unfixable you may feel. He will heal you if you go to Him, because He loves you. Use His strength, a strength that has already overcome the issue, and hope will come pouring into your life. I know that this is true.

How I live my faith

First thing I do when I wake up is pray. I try to stuff my prayers full of thank you's, and then I ask God for help for what my loved ones and I are going to face that day. Then I proceed to fix myself a hearty breakfast which I eat while I read scriptures. Starting my day off with a prayer and scriptures has really changed my life. It feels like I'm putting on armor for whatever is going to hit me that day. I strive to "try a little harder, to be a little better"every day, and I've found that makes a great deal of a difference in my life. All those little things add up, and when I look at my heroes who stand tall and have achieved much I am quietly proud to know that I am on the right path myself.

Who are the Mormons?

Jared Green
Who are the Mormons? About 15 million of the people you share the world with! On the outside we look just like everyone else, big, small, short or tall! But one of the differences is what we claim our most fundamental identity to be. Mormons believe that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. We know this from a scripture found in Moses 1:6. Part of it reads as follows, "...I have a work for thee, Moses, my son..." This little phrase really reassures me personally that God knows my name and has a purpose for me. The truth that God really is our Father is paradigm shifting! And the best part is, its true for everyone! Whether you are smart, dumb, happy, or sad God lives and loves you and is in the details of your life. He knows what you struggle with and what you worry about. He sees even the littlest successes and cherishes them. He really is there, and Mormons genuinely believe that. It's a big part of who they are...and I am one of them. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jared Green
Mormons look to Jesus Christ as their perfect exemplar, and in Matt 8 the Savior is seen speaking to a Roman Solider whom is not of the Lord's faith. Upon hearing out the solider, who was asking the Savior to heal one of his servants, the Savior commented that He had never seen so great faith in all of Israel. The way that Jesus Christ treats this man means a lot to me personally and I strive to live this way. It really represents how we should treat everyone of different faiths. We should all see one another for each others strengths. We should lift and encourage one another. We should all strive to be more like the Savior in this regard. For as he said in His famous Sermon on the mount in Matt 5:46 "...if ye alove them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?" Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jared Green
Matt 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him..." This scripture truly reveals to me why all Mormons are baptized. If Jesus Christ, a perfect being with no sin, was baptized we all should be. I personally was eight years old when I was baptized. I remember that it was in January and the water was cold, even though we were inside a small church building. My Dad was the one who baptized me. As I came up out of the water, like Jesus did in the above verse, I smiled. I knew I was clean, the cleanest person in the whole wide world. I knew that I was doing something that Jesus did and I was following Him. I felt happy. I was just eight years old, but I understood that I was stepping closer to heaven and greater happiness and cleanliness after my baptism. Everyone in the whole world should be baptized, by proper authority, just like Jesus was. I know that if you do you will be as happy as I was on the cold winter day in January where I was cleansed of all my sins. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Jared Green
Family relationships are not always perfect. Luke 15 contains the parable of the prodigal son. To me it is a story of how Jesus Christ can be a positive influence on our family. Whether it is your wife, son, daughter, husband, brother, or sister...sometimes certain members of your family distance themselves, just like the prodigal son did in Jesus's parable. I'm sure the other members of the family felt heartache when they learned that this son decided to set himself apart from them. I imagine tearful nights and many prayers. It is clear a lot of time passed, teaching us that often with relationships things do not always get solved quickly or easily. Yet what happens? After the prodigal son hits rock bottom, when he has no more hope, has no more money, and has no where else to go...one of my favorite scriptures is recorded. "...and when he came to himself..."(Luke 15:17) and after that scripture the son comes back! Why does that mean so much to me? I love that phrase "He came to himself". That just strikes a tender cord in my heart, for we all stray. We all need to come back in some way to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This story is doctrine that anyone in your family, yourself included, can come to themselves and come back through the love of Jesus Christ...but first they need to come to themselves. You cannot do it for them...but if you pray and never give up, you and I both hope the day will always come when they, like the prodigal son, come back...to stay. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Jared Green
The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Matthew 17 Verse 20 Christ explains "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." This verse comforts me, and gives me hope for beginning to have faith in Jesus Christ. Faith really is like a little mustard seed. At first it seems like nothing. Mine certainly seems like that sometimes. But nurtured the seed does begin to grow and become larger. This applies to everyone, for all are loved of Christ. He is willing to help anyone, even those who struggle with faith on His name. If you or I just exercise a particle of faith, a mere wanting to believe, Christ will take that belief and pour on us the blessings of heaven that are so precious and so indescribably real. Have faith on Jesus Christ, and you will be able to move the mountains in your life. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Jared Green
I really love Jesus Christ's definition of eternal life in John 17:3. He said "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent". This scripture means a lot to me because it gives me a clear way to achieve salvation. It's coming to know Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. This principle is so important, and we can come to them through thinking about them, reading about them in the scriptures, praying, and just doing our best. The more time I spend with my friends, the more I get to know them, and I think the same principle applies here too. We all, everyone of us, are children of God, and He wants a personal relationship with us. I truly believe He WANTS us to succeed. As we come to know Him, we will be happy, and eventually achieve eternal life through the grace and mercy of the Son He sent. Show more Show less