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Hi I'm Jamey

I'm 20 and loving and living life to the fullest! I'm serving an LDS mission to Mongolia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The first thing you should know about me: I love to make people laugh. I believe God has blessed me to be a source of comic relief for the people of this world, even if it comes at my own embarrassment. I'm cool with that. I also have an obsession for music (especially alternative and classic rock), basketball, and food. I love my family and friends, but I also love my alone time. I love my fish Boston. He has been with me through some stressful study sessions up at Utah State where I am currently going to school to receive my Bachelor's degree in Social Work, while also receiving a minor in Criminal Justice. Let's see, what else...Oh! I LOVE trying new things: boxing, karate, skateboarding, break dancing, guitar, etc. Pretty much whatever I see and think, "Wow, that's cool" I'll try! I'm all about reaching your full potential and making the most of life. I also love traveling and learning about other cultures. Oh...and I hate shopping. Alright, I'm done rambling about myself now.

Why I am a Mormon

It took me about a year to even make the decision to go on a mission. It was through that year that I really gained my own testimony about the Gospel and what it means to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I really wanted to know for myself before I went out and started preaching this to other people. Deciding to prepare to go was one of the best decisions of my life. I learned several important things along the way that I will carry with me forever. One of the most important was to learn to submit my will to God's will. I love the eternal perspective that His Gospel teaches: that God knows the bigger picture, and our Earth life is our time to prepare, learn, and grow for the life after. It's a time of challenges and trials that will strengthen us and refine us, helping us to become more like God. Therefore, since He has the bigger picture, it just makes total sense to follow His plan for you, even if it conflicts with our own desires at the time. His plan will bring eternal happiness and blessings whereas your short-sighted plan might only bring temporary happiness with a whole lot of heartache down the road. A year ago I was definitely following my will. I loved it best when talking to a friend and he put it this way, "I make all these decisions on my own that look like great decisions at the time, but they never turn out how I want and I end up disappointed." That was exactly how I felt during that time where I wasn't following the Gospel and church wasn't a priority. As I came back, I found out that with God, the end result is never disappointment. He has your back. As I explored other religions, I loved how mine rarely left me with questions and gave me peace and fulfillment. I know some may say it's just a feeling, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I know Joseph Smith was an instrument in God's hand to bring His Gospel fully restored back to this world. God loves His people and wants them to have the full and unchanged truth.

How I live my faith

To be honest, I hadn't really done anything huge for my church until my mission. Just small things like playing the piano while we sing hymns or visiting and serving others in the community. However, I completely believe through small things you can learn great things, and I definitely have. I now have the opportunity to be a full-time missionary which means I am spending the next 18 months teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as English, to the people of Mongolia. I feel so grateful to be blessed with an opportunity to serve my God and bring His children back to him. Plus, learning about this mission, it fits my personality in so many ways it's unbelievable and truly testifies to me that God knows His children individually. I feel completely inadequate, but have faith that God will help me to become strong and overcome my weaknesses so that I can be worthy to be an instrument in His hands and a representative of His Son. Each day of my mission, I learn more of His love and feel the love He has for all of his children. I have also recognized that I am nothing without God. He is everything and I love him with all my heart. With Him I can do all things. Through living His gospel, I am full of a joy and happiness that I wouldn't trade for the world!