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Hi I'm Jared Evershed

I'm 19 and I'm from Toronto. I love most sports and I'm about to serve a two year mission for the mormon church in the Honduras.

About Me

I have completed one year of university and I am about to head out on a mission for the mormon church in the Honduras. I expect it will be very different from my home in Toronto Canada! I have grown up loving sports. I have been fiercely competitive with my brother who is four years older than me. It's challenging competing with someone who is bigger, stronger and faster than you are! But facing this kind of challenge has made me better. I believe this is like life. When we face challenges and work through them we develop our abilities and confidence. I believe that this world and its many creations are not random occurrences. I believe in a God and creator who has a plan for us to become like him as we work our way through the challenges of life. I believe Christ will strengthen and support me as I try to live His teachings

Why I am a Mormon

I have had some experiences where I have felt that God has directed me in some of my decisions. One of the responsibilities of young men in our church is to serve a mission. I have a feeling this will be an incredibly valuable experience for me, that I will be able to make a difference and that it will be a solid foundation for the rest of my life. I believe in the Book of Mormon which is a witness of Jesus Christ and it has helped me to develop a relationship with Him. One verse in that book states, "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it." I believe that following the teachings of Christ is the best prescription to find happiness in this life and the next. I believe His teachings are the best hope for a troubled world.

How I live my faith

Serving a mission is one way I can show my faith in God. My brother had an amazing experience as a missionary in Ecuador. Helping people make positive changes in their lives by accepting and living the teachings of Christ was an incredible experience for him and despite the sacrifice of putting his life on hold for two years brought him a lot of happiness. I am confident in the teachings of Christ and what they can do for people and I am confident that I will find great happiness and experience great growth through this experience. I feel that I have received a lot of good things in my life and that this is an opportunity to give something back