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Hi I'm Jared

I'm from Salt Lake City. I'm an avid cross country and track runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 7. I'm going to be serving in the Texas Houston mission. I ran cross country and track for four years in high school. I plan on studying a branch of engineering. I love math. And I love to spend time in the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that taught me all about the church. My parents have some of the strongest testimonies that I know of. Theirs have been a strength to mine. My knowledge of the truth of this church and of the gospel of Jesus Christ has grown in the past few years as my desire to know has increased and as I have prepared for my upcoming mission. I know that this church is true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. We have a prophet on earth today and we can all one day become like our Father in Heaven. The gospel provides the only way to eternal happiness and joy.

How I live my faith

"The race we run is a fearless contest toward our potential." A little phrase that I came up with over my four years participating in competitive running. I live my faith by striving toward my potential, which is ultimately to become like our Father in Heaven. I try to magnify my callings as assistant ward organist and assistant to the 16-18 year old youth group. It's all about continually making progress.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Baptism is a very important event in our progression. Not everyone on the earth, however, has had the opportunity to be baptized. So we perform baptisms for the dead so that even those who have passed on will have the chance to progress. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

If you're really interested about the Mormon religion, ask! Most members would be glad to share our beliefs. You can talk to them personally or they can refer you to full time missionaries. We always welcome visitors to worship with us on Sundays as well! Show more Show less