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Hi I'm Jared Olsen

I am an singer and actor. I am a Son of God. I am a Mormon. I am a missionary serving in the Texas McAllen Mission.

About Me

I grew up in good 'ol Pleasant View, Utah in a family of four. I am the youngest of two kids in my family. I have an incredible mother, an awesome dad, and an amazing sister. I wouldn't trade them for anything. Family means absolutely EVERYTHING to me, and I love being with them. I am a actor, singer, Ariel silk-ist, foodie and physical health fanatic. I am serving in the Texas McAllen Mission! :) (December 3, 2014 - December 3, 2016)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon! I do not think the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true; I know it's true! Just as everyone knows the sun will rise in the East and set in the West, I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored, and Joseph Smith was a Prophet, who saw Heavenly Father and Christ. I know that without the help of God Joseph Smith, a 14 year old boy will little to no education, would not have been able to do what he did. I am a Son of God, and I am happy with person I am, because I fought to be him!

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? I try my hardest to follow the example of Christ, and to serve others every day. I live my faith by giving a 100% effort to do my best to be a better person; and then some. If you think about it, there are a lot of sprinters in a race, but only one winner; and the winner is the one who gives a 100% effort - and then some. I know I'm not perfect, and I know I mess up every day, but faith shines brightest when I give myself - and then some. Life is really hard. It's a known fact that there are pitfalls and mountains to climb in this life, and when we decide to give all we have and then some, trusting in the Lord there is NO challenge we cannot overcome. La vida es muy difícil. Es un hecho conocido que hay escollos y montañas para escalar en esta vida, y cuando nos decidimos a dar todo lo que tenemos y algo más, confiando en el Señor No hay reto que no podamos superar.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jared Olsen
There is a plethora of churches and other organizations that give tons of money to humanitarian aide, and to those in need. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is no different. We believe in serving others - and that means anyone! I had the opportunity to embark on a humanitarian service project to Asuncion, Paraguay; and I can't even begin to explain how much that simple two and a half week experience has changed my life. The group I went with helped construct new classrooms for a school in the outskirts of Asuncion. And the work included getting very, very dirty, but it was always worth it because of the smiles that greeted us from the children at the school. All of the members of the group were members of the church, but the people we served in Paraguay are not. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does not require anyone to become involved in humanitarian efforts, or to do service for others. However, I can tell of the joy that comes from doing even the simplest acts of service. It is my testimony that when one looses themselves in the service of others they finds themselves. "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." (Mosiah 2:17 ~ Book of Mormon) Show more Show less