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Hi I'm Jared

I grew up in South Carolina. I'm an advertising student at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading, writing, painting, typography, design, and watching a good movie. Storytelling is an integral part of my life. I have a wonderful wife and a cute little son. He keeps me on my toes. I'm finishing up my degree and will graduate in April of 2015. One of my goals is to find success through loving others. Changing the world for the better only happens one individual at a time. I also want to have a family and marriage that last for eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know its true. I have seen its effects on me and see how it changes me into a loving person. I'm grateful for the teachings of the Savior and for His spirit which continues to guide me each and every day. I have prayed and asked God if this is His church, and through the spirit I received an answer. My conversion story is simple, but it is ongoing. I am still being converted to the gospel. Each day as I live righteously and give up my sins, then I come closer to knowing the truth of my faith. Without the Savior guiding me, I would never be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I blog about my beliefs and the doctrines of our church. I live a Christ-like-life by loving others and developing charity and patience.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jared
It is impossible for us to be saved without the merits, mercy, and grace of our Savior and Redeemer. It is only through His grace that we obtain eternal life. No matter how hard we work, or seek to do good, we will never return to live with our Heavenly Father on our own. The grace of our Savior isn't given freely; He has asked "If ye love me, keep my commandments." It is by following Him, keeping His commandments, and loving Him, that His grace is extended on our behalf. He alone will judge us and our works and deeds, and after His judgement will He decide if His grace and mercy will cleanse our souls. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jared
No one should be forced to serve a mission. And every Mormon isn't. However, the call given by the Savior is direct and encouraging. He wants us to feed His sheep, and to take the gospel to every nation. Serving a mission is a serious commitment, one that should be undertaken for the right reasons. But when you are prompted by the Spirit, and you know that you want to, then serve. Show more Show less