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Hi I'm Jared

I love my amazing wife and kids. My career is in the mountain resort industry. Skiing and mountain biking are my passions.

About Me

I am 43 years old and have been married for just about 14 years to a beautiful and talented woman. I am a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With 2 boys and 2 girls, my wife and I have an adventurous, fun-loving, and tight-knit family. We get a kick out of skiing, camping, and fishing together...you could say that the outdoors is our second home. I am the marketing and sales director at a local ski resort with a background in group hotel sales. Serving my family, the community, and the Church, provide for me life's greatest blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that the doctrines taught are true and that Christ has atoned for my sins. When I live the teachings of Christ to the best of my ability I'm blessed with happiness and peace. This feeling is not the fleeting thrill that comes with having money or owning a bunch of big-boy toys. Rather, it's the deep conviction that I will be supported by Christ and Heavenly Father, especially during times of challenge and disappointment. Living the gospel requires the desire to do what is right even though it may be particularly hard or inconvenient to live the high standards of Christ's gospel. I've been consistently blessed when I've done my best to be true to that which I know is right. I am a member of the Church because I know the Book of Mormon is literally the word of God. It is ancient scripture that originated from prophets living in the new world the American continent before, during, and after the ministry of Christ in the Holy Land. Coupled with the Bible, these two records show us how to act as God would have us act and the immense blessings of peace and confidence that come with gospel living. I am a member of the Church because I know that Joseph Smith was an actual prophet and that he translated the Book of Mormon into English. If Joseph was a true prophet, and the Book of Mormon is true scripture, then the church that Christ established through Joseph has to be true. I am a member of the Church because many years ago I was challenged by my dad to ask Heavenly Father if the principles described above are, in fact, true. I prayed and the Holy Ghost confirmed to my heart that it was all true. The longer I'm involved with the Church the deeper my conviction that I belong to Christ's true church a church that is founded upon the exact doctrine and authority that Christ used to establish his church during New Testament times. I'ts true! You can have the same conviction through sincere prayer.

How I live my faith

Learning how to live with faith is an ongoing process. It seems, however, the greater my effort the more I feel that the Lord blesses me to know His will for me and my family. I live my faith by trying to incorporate the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught in the Bible and The Book of Mormon, into my daily living. This means keeping God's commandments, focusing on my wife and kids, and showing them by example that I'm trying to be a better person each day. It means looking beyond myself and finding joy in serving others. I have service obligations in the Church that take a fair amount of time each week, so finding the balance between family life and serving in the Church is very important to me. We are taught, and I honestly try to do this every day, to look for opportunities to better the lives of those around me, whether they are members of our church or not. I have many friends who do this each day and provide for me an amazing example of selfless service. Besides my own family, I have responsibilities for a few other families in our local congregation. I visit them at least monthly and share with them gospel messages and other insights based upon their family situation. However, this responsibility goes beyond a simple message each month. If they have any challenges or needs then they call upon me to help. I also have individuals in our local congregation who do this for me and my family. It is comforting to know that someone is looking out for me and that I have the privilege of doing the same for others. Besides serving my own family, attempting to serve those around me has been the single greatest source of all my blessings. I serve because I know the gospel is true, because I love the Lord, and because He tirelessly serves me everyday.