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Hi I'm Jared

I'm from Indiana in the US. I love history, reading, and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just completed my first year of college. I am majoring in history and political science. I also love math and am minoring in math. In history, I really love ancient Roman history and have taken 5 years of Latin, and am also minoring in Latin. From elementary school through high school, I played percussion, especially mallet instruments like the marimba. I had a great time playing in the marching band. Now that I've gone to college, however, playing percussion is far less convenient so I've started to learn piano. I also like science a lot and was very successful in competing in the Science Olympiad competition in high school. Now that I'm in college, I've helped out with running Science Olympiad tournaments. In my free time, I love to read, particularly fantasy and science fiction. I'm a really big fan of the Lord of the Rings. I have been called to serve in the Helsinki Finland Mission and will put college on hold to spend the next two years of my life preaching the gospel in Finland.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the great good fortune to be born in the church and to grow up as a member. As I have grown up, as I attended church, read scriptures by myself and with my family, and prayed consistently, my faith in the church and the gospel has grown. I don't have a crazy conversion story, but I know that the Church is true and Heavenly Father loves me through slow growth of my testimony.

How I live my faith

In just a few days time of the writing of this, I will be starting my mission to preach the gospel in Finland. However, before my mission I lived my faith here at home in the US. I was an active member of my young single adult branch going to church every Sunday where I was the Sacrament Coordinator. This meant that I made sure the sacrament was prepared and cleaned up every week, I recruited people to bless and pass it, and I had the opportunity to bless the sacrament most weeks. I also enjoyed my assignment as a home teacher, visiting members of the branch every month. Also, as a college student I had the opportunity to take Institute classes where I learned about various gospel topics from super awesome teachers.