Hi I'm Jake Hansen
I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. I love being able to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with my brothers and sisters. There's no greater joy than seeing the blessings come into people's lives as they embrace the gospel. The most important thing anyone can do to know that this church is true is read the Book of Mormon. I know there is a power in this book because I have read it and prayed about it and I know it is the very word of God. I am so grateful for the peace that I can find in the scriptures and it's comforting to know that Heavenly Father answers my prayers. I am so grateful to have the gospel in my life. It gives me hope and direction and helps me keep going when times are tough. I want everyone to feel the joy that comes from living the gospel. Everyone, young and old, is welcome to come and experience the multitude of blessings that flow from living a Christ-centered life.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up in the gospel and was blessed to have good examples around me for most of my life. I have developed a testimony of my own that strengthens me when times get tough. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and all of his children. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it can give us answers to our questions. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ and that he was the Prophet through which the church was restored. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet on the earth today. I'm grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ that allows me to repent when I make mistakes. I know that this church is true and that through obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ, all people can be saved.
How I live my faith
I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I love this church. This is what drives me to share the great news with others. I'm far from perfect, but I know I have been called of God as a representative of Jesus Christ to help others return to our Heavenly Father. I want to be a good example and a light that others can see and follow. I want people to know that God does love them and that they can feel peace through the atonement of Jesus Christ. The only way we can find true joy in this life and the next is through living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I study my scriptures and pray everyday so that I can keep the Spirit with me. I try to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ, by studying his words, heeding the counsel of his prophet, and striving to live as he lived.