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Hi I'm Jacob LaFond

I have been married for almost a year and spend my time either in school or traveling the country trying to earn money for school.

About Me

I've lived all over the USA. I have all kinds of hobbies I dabble in but don't excel any of them. I hike, canoe, camp, write, read, love school and learning, and hanging with friends and spending time with my beautiful wife. I'm always up for an adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for many reasons. Probably most importantly because it brings me peace knowing I'm doing what God wants me to do. When one is baptized and receives The Gift of the Holy Ghost, he or she is entitled to constant guidance and reassurance from on high. These promptings are a constant reminder of my faith. They help me see what I am doing right, and what I could be doing better at. There's not greater feeling that I know of than the knowledge that what I'm doing is in line with God's will. I know that as one lives according to God's commandments nothing is impossible.

How I live my faith

Everyday I pray and study the scriptures, (The Bible, Book of Mormon, and the words of living prophets). Each time I read and pray with the right attitude the Holy Spirit is there, and can enlighten me as to how I can live my life more in harmony with the teachings of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jacob LaFond
Joseph Smith was a man who I truly admire. He was born in 1805 and was a very religious man even at an early age. When he was only 14 years old he saw a vision where he saw and spoke with God the father and his son Jesus Christ. After this visioin he gave his life to God and under the continued direction of God was called to be God's prophet and brought back the original gospel, or teachings of Jesus Christ, that had been lost over time. I do not worship Joseph Smith, I only worship God and Christ, however I do admire Joseph Smith, like I admire many other prophets found in the Bible and Book of Mormon. I personally admire Joseph Smith as a man because he lived a life of strict obedience to God and always showed Christ-like love for the people around him. I truly believe Joseph Smith saw and heard everything he said he did. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Jacob LaFond
I have heard a lot of weird and creepy rumors from people not of our faith who claim to know what we do in our temples. Temples are God's houses on earth. They are more holy than our meetinghouses, or any other structure on the earth. The Church takes special care to keep its temples holy and sacred. Because these temples are so sacred, we are able to do things in the temple that cannot be done anywhere else, like marrying for eternity and being baptized for deceased being. These temple acts bring us closer to Christ, and prepares us and others for eternal life and exaltation in heaven. The following are some of things that we do in our temples: 1. We learn in the temple. In the temple we learn valuable lessons about our past, our future and our standing before God. 2. We perform ordinances in the temple. An ordinance is a special ceremony, that reflects a personal commitment to God. 3. We make covenants in the temple. A covenant is a two-way promise. In temples we make promises with God, and if we are faithful to those promises, God promises us blessing in return. Ordinances and covenants together are essential for returning to live in God's presence. 4. In the temple we perform ordinances and covenants for our ancestors, and other people who have past on before us. We believe that individuals who did not have the opportunity to obtain these blessings when they were on the earth, have the option of receiving them in the spirit world, because of Christ's grace. Show more Show less