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Hi I'm Jared

I'm an average guy, who wants to make the world a better place. I'm excited to serve a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Uhm. I've grown up in small mountain towns all my life and can appreciate how pretty nature is. I think a good book is a good friend. I can talk your ear off about all sorts of geeky things, but really I just love a good story, in any medium- from video games to movies to comic books. Track and football have been ventures of mine, but never for more than a year at a time. I just got out of my first year at BYU, and am currently working at a BBQ restaurant. Anxious and excited to serve my mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I think a person has got to stand for something. It seems to me that without a firm conviction of anything, you're bound to be shaken and swept aside by the tumults of life. You need an anchor. That anchor is Jesus Christ, and he is immovable and steadfast. I am a Mormon because I need that anchor to have a meaningful and happy life . My faith is a comfort and a strength to me, and brings me a special kind of happiness. It is not always easy to cling to this anchor, but it is always right. And as surely as it secures me, my faith defines my daily action and my long-term goals. I can't wait to serve my Lord on my mission, and share what makes my life happy and meaningful with anyone willing to listen.

How I live my faith

Before college, I went to church weekly to take the sacrament and to meet with other kids my age for Sunday school. I got to work with the eleven year old Boy Scouts every Wednesday, which mostly meant trying to make sure there was some semblance of order. At college, I got to organize weekly activities and teach Sunday school, which was a very cool experience. At college I could've easily skipped meetings and activities, but I decided that I needed those times to strengthen my faith for the week, and as a way to live my faith.