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Hi I'm Jared

I am a Boy Scout leader. I am a father of 3 boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are the proud parents of three young, energetic boys. They love to wrestle on the floor with me every chance they get. When I am not at work or playing with the kids, I spend a fair amount of time working in the yard or fixing up the house. A couple of years ago we put an addition on our home, with my brother and I doing most of the work ourselves. It was a learning experience, but also very satisfying to see the final product. When I need to relax, I enjoy reading. I also enjoy serving as a Boy Scout leader for our local troop.

Why I am a Mormon

Everyone wants to find lasting happiness, and they look for it in lots of different places. Some look for happiness by accumulating wealth and possessions while others seek it by doing whatever makes them “feel good.” I have observed that the times in my life when I have been the most happy have been when I was taking the time to strengthen my relationship with my family and those closest to me, when I was serving others, and when I was obeying God’s commandments. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages and supports me in these efforts and makes me a better person. I know that following the principles that our Savior Jesus Christ taught has brought me great joy in my life and is the only way for any of us to find true, lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I volunteer as a Scoutmaster for the 11 year old young men in my area. We meet every week to teach the boys everything from being a good citizen and serving others to tying knots and building fires. We also take them on hikes and campouts regularly so that they can gain an appreciation for nature and the beauty of being outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition, I try to follow the commandment to “love thy neighbor.” I help lead a group of men from our church that looks for opportunities to help the members of the church in our area however they can. Each man has several households that he and a partner visit regularly. They develop friendships and offer to help with any needs the family may have. Services rendered have ranged from loading and unloading moving trucks to doing yard work to making sure there is food on the table during difficult financial times. I have found that serving others reduces the stress that I feel about my own problems and gives me a more optimistic outlook on life.