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Hi I'm Jared

I love the outdoors, woodworking, and traveling. I've been with my family to almost all the 50 States in America. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised a Latter-day Saint. I own a small online business building websites. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. From Niagara falls to the Grand Canyon, I love America! When I'm at home and not working, you can usually find me in my shop or in the forest. I've built crossbows, cabinets, picture frames, and bookshelves... Some of it from wood cut straight out of my backyard. I love being with people I love more than anything, including my family. I'm currently preparing to serve a mission in Brazil! I'm SO excited!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. I grew up believing that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints was true. I never remember not believing. But the question was how much did I believe? As a young man, I was put in a situation where I had to decide whether or not I would keep the standards of the church. I was essentially asked by life..."Do you REALLY believe?" In that moment, I didn't know for sure whether I'd be happier choosing to follow Christ or choosing to do my own thing. It was a step in the dark. But something deep inside me believed that following Christ would end up being better, and so I choose that, even though it seemed way more painful. Everything good in my life has come because of that moment, and other moments where I've chosen to do what I believed was right - to follow the example of Jesus. It's just the best decision I could have ever made.

How I live my faith

It starts when I wake up every morning. I get on my knees and thank God for a new day, and then get up and start doing what He wants me to do. I study the scriptures, I try and find opportunities to serve my family every day, I try and stay happy and grateful and help other people do the same, and I listen to and follow what my church leaders say (including serving a mission!!!!). When I fail and do something dumb, as I do at least every day, I repent and try to be better. And whenever I do that sincerely, God forgives me. Sure, it takes a lot of work, but the joy and peace that I have because of it easily compensates for anything hard or painful about it.