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Hi I'm Jacob S Paulsen

I'm a computer geek, a firearms instructor, and a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I live in Colorado with our two children. We are both from Wyoming and I work full time in Internet Marketing. We enjoy the outdoors and spending time with immediate and extended family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the LDS church but throughout my life I have made my own decisions about my faith. I am a member of this church because I feel strongly that this is the one true church on the face of the earth. While I love and respect anyone who can live Christian values regardless of religion; I choose to affiliate myself with His one true church!

How I live my faith

I have often reflected that the true measure of a person is not in what they believe alone; but more so in their ability to live what they believe. Living gospel principles such as not drinking or smoking has blessed my life and the life of my family. I'm particularly grateful for the opportunity I had to serve a 2 year voluntary mission for my church in Northern Brazil in 2003 - 2004. Those two years while in the service of my Lord, were among my greatest personal blessings.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jacob S Paulsen
No. Young men ages 19 to 26 are able to serve missions if they choose. Missions are voluntary and are self-funded by the missionary or the missionary's family. Naturally church leadership encourages all youth who are able to serve to serve but the decision ultimately comes to to the individual. In my family myself, 3 of my siblings and my Dad have all served missions. My mother, one brother, and my wife chose not to. Adults who do not have children at home, or have the need for full time employment to sustain their lifestyle can also choose to serve a mission together as a couple. My parents, my wife's parents, and my wife and I hope to have this opportunity one day. Show more Show less