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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a mechanical engineer, a dad, and a Mormon

About Me

I'm currently finishing up my mechanical engineering degree at Brigham Young University. My wife and I had our first child last year. I like to play Ultimate Frisbee. I also enjoy rock climbing, hiking, camping, canoeing, and anything else you might do outdoors. I served a two-year mission in Bolivia, where I learned to sweat like I never had before. I was also in the drumline while I was in high school. We earned 3 gold medals for indoor drumline competitions during my time there.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to do what I should. I am my best self when I follow the teachings of Jesus, and that is what is taught in this church. I am also happiest as I strive to do what is right. I know the things taught in the Mormon church are from God. As I follow God's will, my family is stronger and happier as well. Living the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ have allowed me to be much more than I could have been on my own.

How I live my faith

While in Bolivia I got to help others with all sorts of things. I helped cut grass with machetes, build houses, dig holes and much more. Most of the holes we dug were to get dirt to pack on the floors. If the floor wasn't high enough, rain water would flood into the house. I also got to speak with others about how to come closer to Christ. One man we visited was addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, and coca. His addiction became so bad he couldn't keep a job. As we visited with him, he quit those substances and became the father he wanted to be. Now that I'm back in the states, I don't get to spend my days constantly focused on others, but I still look for ways to serve. I still try to look out for the well-being of others. I get to welcome new people as they move into the neighborhood. Each time someone moves in, some of my friends and I visit them, and make sure they have everything they need. Each month my wife and I fast, which means we go without food and water for a day. When then donate money which goes to the people around us who are in financial need.