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Hi I'm Jed

I live in Washington DC, grew up in Utah, I love the outdoors, I'm a Mormon

About Me

My family means everything to me. I am the youngest of 3 and my two older siblings are my heroes! Any chance I get to hang out with my family for card games, for movie night, family vacations, or just sitting around watching Netflix, I'll take it. Music has played a HUGE part of my life so far. I have lots of memories of my Dad singing getting ready for a concert, my brother playing the piano, and going to lots of concerts and musicals all year. I have taken these memories and continued the traditions in my own life. I love playing the piano, singing, and am always looking for local plays or concerts to go and see! When I'm not doing schoolwork, at the office, or watching Netflix you will usually find me outdoors! Pick-up soccer game in the neighborhood? I'm there! I've grown up around sports and always enjoy a good game of football, soccer, or volleyball. Basically any kind of adventure I enjoy be it hiking, mountain biking, and all that good outdoors stuff. My preferred mode of transportation is a red 1982 Yamaha XT 550 (aka an awesome motorcycle....).

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe that the original truths about God have been restored by a loving God, through a living prophet. The basic, simple truths that we have claimed to be restored make sense. The pieces have been put back together. God worked through revelation to prophets in the past and he does so today. Families are the basic unit of Heaven and are meant to last forever, not just "til death do we part". God is not just some glowing cloud that we cannot understand, he is literally our Father and has a glorified, perfected body of flesh and bone, we are made in His image. Jesus Christ is the son of God, our Savior and Redeemer, who suffered for our sins, pains, afflictions, infirmities and our sorrows. He did this so that we could look to him for salvation. These simple truths are taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true and I did receive an answer that I cannot ever deny. It is a witness to me of the reality of Jesus Christ, that He lives today, that Joseph Smith is a His prophet and revelator and was an instrument in restoring these truths, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the organization where God's authority is found to help us return to live with Him.

How I live my faith

I believe that faith is an action word. If I say I trust Christ but don't act upon what he has told me to do then do I actually trust him? He said, "If you love me, keep my commandments". As we keep the commandments we show that we trust Him. We learn of His commandments by praying, reading, going to church, and asking lots of good questions. Currently I have taken a break from school and work, friends and family, and have volunteered to serve a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in our nations capitol, Washington DC. When I found out I was assigned to Washington DC everyone laughed because I am kind of a history nut... perfect place for me to be. Serving others and helping them find peace through Jesus Christ has been one of the greatest joys of my life so far. I find that when we focus on helping and lifting others we begin to see people through the eyes that Christ sees them, as Children of a Loving Heavenly Father. My life motto is something my hero older brother told me (he was probably quoting someone...) "there are only 2 kinds of people in this world; there are people you love, and people you just don't understand yet"