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Hi I'm Jared

I grew up in Texas, have a wonderful family, and work as a dermatologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The joy of my life is my family. Our six kids always keep life interesting. Never a dull moment :). We love to golf together and to play games. We started having children early on in college. Starting out with twins made things interesting, but it has been a joy...not always easy...but a joy. I went to medical school in Texas following our undergraduate education at BYU and then did my dermatology residency in Wisconsin. Each step of the way was a great adventure and we learned so much. Now we are in practice, and those babies that were born early on in college only have a few more years with us. Boy does it go fast. We are thankful for the ride.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember as a 15 year old trying to figure out what I believe. Did God know me? Did he care? I got down on my knees and with all the faith I could muster, I simply asked if He loved me. I felt something I had never felt before. I felt on overwhelming feeling come over my whole body and clearly in my mind, I could see my Father in Heaven wrap his arms around me and give me a hug. I knew he loved me. I knew I was his son. I knew he sent Jesus Christ to this earth to suffer and die for my sins so I could repent and be forgiven. Those feelings would return when I read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures. The Holy Ghost would a few years later confirm to me that the Book of Mormon is true translated by the prophet Joseph Smith. I served a mission to Brazil to teach what I felt and that testimony became a burning fire within me and it was a joy to share it. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father answers prayers.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in a way, that my actions could teach my children what to do and how to live their life without me saying words. I struggle still and do many things wrong, but I think the most important place to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and serve others is within the walls of our own home.