About Jared

I am Jared Medley. I am awesome.

Don’t Judge a Squirrel By It’s Demeanor

Virginia is home to a lot of squirrels. It's safe to say there are as many squirrels in rural Virginia as there are fish in the sea. One morning, I was brushing my teeth before heading out to tract. I heard my companion yelling from the back porch, "Elder! Come check this out!" I went [...]

2016-06-27T16:42:08+00:00 May 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Birds and the Bees

We had been teaching this amazing woman who had two dogs. Chico, the male chihuahua, was not fixed. Sammie, the female lab, was not fixed. On any other day they were in our face begging for attention, jumping all over the place. After ignoring them long enough, Chico would try and mate with Sammie and [...]

2016-10-14T22:02:04+00:00 May 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Member Sacrifice

I served in Dallas, Spanish speaking and there was this one family who insisted on feeding us while the family and children watched. It wasn't until later, I learned that the family ate what we didn't eat. It was heart breaking! Sister Price Texas Dallas 1996-1997

2013-05-10T09:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Any Other Name

During my second transfer, my companion, who was also the district leader, went on splits while the brand new missionary came to spend the day with me. Since we were both extremely fresh in our Spanish, it was a fairly miserable day but we made it fun. We were out tracting and taught a lesson [...]

2013-05-08T09:00:00+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Selling Ice

Midwinter, as my wife and I would go knocking doors, I would grab the largest icicle I could find and hold it over my shoulder. We would knock on the door and say "Hi we are in the neighborhood selling ice". Got a lot of smiles and conversations out of that one. Elder and Sister [...]

2013-05-06T09:00:00+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gospel Spreads Across the World…And in Trees

While contacting, my companion met a young teenage girl that insisted she would only listen if we climbed up the tree she was sitting in. So, flipchart and all, we climbed the tree and taught her the gospel. She eventually got baptized! Elder Hoopes Nevada Las Vegas 1981-1983

2013-05-03T09:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shotgun Tracting

While tracting one day, an older gentleman opened his front door. When he realized who we were, he pointed to a nearby closet and said, "I have a gun in there and I'm going to get it." Needless to say, we promptly left. Elder Ollerton California Los Angeles 1976-1978

2016-06-27T16:42:15+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Competing with Enos

I knelt beside my bed one night to pray. I awoke at about 4AM, still kneeling and my legs hurting like no other. Elder Ollerton California Los Angeles 1976-1978

2013-04-29T09:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Desperate Spaghetti

I was very low on food and was trying to find somthing for dinner. I had some spaghetti noodles and assumed I also had spaghetti sauce. I was wrong. I wound up having to eat the spaghetti with peach jam on it. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Elder Ollerton California Los Angeles 1976-1978

2013-04-26T09:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not Welcome

As we approached one particular man, hecame at as with a tire-iron raised high above his head, threatening as if he was going to hit me with it. I just stood still and said, "If you don't want us on your property, just say so, sir." He lowered it and said "OK, so get out [...]

2013-04-24T09:00:00+00:00 April 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments