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Hi I'm Jacob.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love technology. Phones, tablets, computers, even if I don't need them, they just interest me. I'm also a Sign Language interpreter, I went to school for business, and I love to dance. Hip-hop. Not really related at all, but that's okay. I love all the different parts of me and they all bring me joy in different ways.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to think that I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it was the only church that made sense. How could a kid from the 1830's have written the Book of Mormon? Shouldn't a Christian church be helping its people be more like Christ? What other church has claim to authority for preaching the gospel and performing the ordinances? I have found that logic has no hold on whether you remain in the church or any organization for that matter. My life has been plagued by mistakes; bad choices. I grew up in the church, but my choices led me down a path I knew ended where I didn't want to be. After years of searching for a way back on my own, I was nearly ready to give up. I prayed to Heavenly Father for some help, because clearly what I was doing wasn't working. I decided that I would give it one more shot. That Sunday, help came into my life that I had never considered. People were introduced to me that have left a lasting impression. Most importantly, I was able to experience the healing power of the Savior. It's a completely different experience studying the Atonement on paper, than it is from feeling it burn inside you and propel you back to the right course. I'm a Mormon because now I feel as well as know it.

How I live my faith

My wife and I serve in our local ward as teachers for the 5-year-old kids. We help them understand the basic tenets of the gospel, how to share, how to be kind, and how to be helpful to their parents and siblings. We also visit members of our ward once a month to see how we can be of service to them. We share a short gospel message, and pray with and for them.