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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a native of Colorado. I have a huge family. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the sixth of eight children of two proud parents. Having five older sisters and two younger brothers makes life interesting for my parents. My dad had to wait a long time to do many of the outdoor adventure things he loves, and now that my brothers and I are old enough to do the things he wants to, he's a little bit older and not as spry as he used to be. But that doesn't stop us from going outside and enjoying ourselves. We climb fourteeners, or mountains over fourteen thousand feet, frequently. Flying, biking, skiing, and anything outside-- we are there. On days when we are prevented from going outside by Colorado's crazy weather, we all love to stay inside and curl up with a book. My brothers and I love running as well. We all do both cross country and track.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But this is not why I continue to belong to this Church. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony, gained for myself over long years of questions, that this Church is Jesus Christ's Church today. The same authority, teachings, and doctrine has been restored in it's fulness. I know in my mind and in my heart that the Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw, did what he said he did, and was who he said he was. I can't physically prove any of this. But I cannot deny the feelings that I have received from God confirming these truths. I'm a Mormon. I know it, I live it, I love it!

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day! Colorado is not like Utah, and many people have never heard of the Mormon faith. So every interaction I have gives people an indication of who I am and what I believe. I am heavily involved in my Church, participating in service activities, weekly meetings, choirs, and various other things for Church. While I don't push my religion on anyone, I make an effort to let people know of my faith and my willingness to share it with others in everything I do.