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My name is Jace, and I'm 22 years old. I played football, basketball, and ran track in high school. I am a big fan of being in the outdoors, doing such things as camping, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and riding my horses. I did attend college at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah, and I will be going back in January. As for now I drive a water truck in the oil fields. I hope to become a doctor, and one day maybe coach some football. I enjoy life and like to spend time with my friends and family. I have lived rough patches in my life just as we all have but I know that of I live the commandments that God has for us he will strengthen me and things will work out well. I'm not perfect but I truly do love becoming better and trying to do what's right.
Although my parents always have been members of the church, and I was baptized when I was 8 years old, I didn't actually know for myself what was true and what wasn't. I didn't worry about it too much. When I was going to school at BYU, I was reading from the Book of Mormon, and remembered the promise that all who ask God in faith if it is true will recieve a testimony from the Holy Ghost. While alone in my dorm room I kneeled down and simply asked, "God, is the Book of Mormon true?" At that time I felt the Holy Ghost testify to my heart that it is so. That's why I'm a Mormon, because God told me through the Holy Ghost that it is the true church where he wants me to be.
When we make wrong choices we are then limitied to less options. For example when we lie we usually have to continue in our lie and lie more to go along with the original story. The best choice I ever made was to serve a mission, and as I became a missionary I had the oportunity to help people and to do good things. As I make the choices that God wants me to I feel a freedom. Freedom from guilt and pain, although I still make poor choices sometimes, as we all do, and we are subject to the choices of others I feel that God is pleased when I choose well. Every choice we make takes us somewhere, either closer to or farther from God, and I know that as we chose to come closer we are given more and more freedom.
Live my faith by doing just that. I follow the teachings of Christ. However, I'm not perfect so I also live my faith by repenting and trying to become better. I try to be an "example of the believers" and I do attend church regularly. In my work Sunday is a good day to get more hours and make more money but I take the time off to go to church every week and try not to work if I can help it. I could be better but I do the best I can and Christ helps me with the rest.