Hi I'm Jake
My family owns a ranch so I've grown up around cows and horses all my life. I wouldn't exactly say I enjoyed it, but I'm glad I did. I grew up in a town of only 1,800 people and a graduating class of 50. I guess I'm a nerd cause I love video games especially guitar hero. I love any and every sport but I only did wrestling in high school and a little jiu-jitsu in college. My favorite thing is to stay active and have fun. Right now I am serving a full time mission. I have been called to serve in Vitoria, Brazil, I have served 6 months in the Atlanta, Georgia mission waiting for my visa and now I'm on my way to Brazil
Why I am a Mormon
I've grown up as a Mormon my entire life. But mostly I followed my brothers example. I've always grown up watching him and wanting to be like him. I've noticed how blessed he has been in his life and how happy he is and I know it's because of what he believes in. And I want that same thing in my life so I've always tried to live my life like he has. But as time went on I've gained my own testimony and now I try to be an example to others just as my brother has been to me. But now it's not because I want to follow him, It's because I know this is true. I know that I can be with my family forever and all eternity even after I die. Just knowing this fact has changed my life. It has made me happy and has given me more hope then anything else. I am in love with a girl and I can't imagine only being with her until death. And through the things I have learned in the book of Mormon and by going to church I know I can be with her forever even after death and I can't imagine not being with her forever. I know God's plan is perfect. And he is a loving God. I know he wants everyone to be happy. And I know he wants us to be with our family forever. And I know we can.
How I live my faith
I try to be an example to everyone I come into contact with or anyone that is watching me. Even if I don't know that they are. sometimes I'm probably not the best example but hey, I'm a teenage boy after all. Right now I'm serving a 2 year mission preaching the gospel. I am currently in Georgia but when my visa comes I am off to Brazil! And I"m loving ever bit of it! I've seen how I have been blessed by this gospel and I want others to have the same thing in there lives.