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Hi I'm Scott Jacob

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

My wife and I were married a little over 3 years ago. I am a proud father of a son and a daughter. I am a fairly recent college graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. I am currently employed as a computer software engineer, and I work mostly with the ASP.Net technologies. I love spending time with my family. I like to play racquetball. I like to go canoeing. My favorite drink is lemonade.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel the Holy Spirit guides me to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's Church on the earth. I have prayed and asked God if this were true, and I have felt a witness in my heart and in my mind that it is. I feel His Spirit as I read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I feel the Holy Spirit testify that the current leaders of the Church are called to be his Prophets for us in these days, just as Moses was for his people in ancient times. I know that as I live the teachings of the Church that I grow closer to God and to my family. I am blessed to have peace in my life because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that through Christ I can overcome any obstacle in my path and that if I am true to the testimony that I have in Him, that I can return to live in His presence.

How I live my faith

My wife and I act as advisers to our congregation's young single adults organization (unmarried adults between the ages of 18 and 30). We meet with the representatives from our congregation, as well as others in the area to plan uplifting activities and discuss what we can do to help all the young single adults feel welcomed and involved. I also serve in a leadership position within a group of adult men in our congregation. We plan service activities for us to do to help both members of our faith and our community as a whole. We discuss ways to help the men meet their financial, spiritual, social and emotional needs.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Scott Jacob
A ward and a branch are both local congregations. They both have defined geographic boundaries, and the member who live inside those boundaries are said to be members of that ward/branch. Wards are usually larger than branches and when a ward gets to be too large it is split into another ward / branch. A stake is a group of wards and branches. The number of wards and branches in a stake varies. Show more Show less