Hi I'm Jake
I'm a young father, married to an amazing woman who is the light of my life. We currently live in Oregon, and have four beautiful children. I have a B.S. degree in Information Systems & Spanish, and recently completed a Master's Degree in Public Administration. I love working with people, I thrive on optimism, and look forward to each new adventure in life.
Why I am a Mormon
I am proud to be Mormon because the lifestyle brings peace to my life that I have not found through any other sources. I feel a personal connection to my savior, Jesus Christ, and I feel he knows me individually and believes in me. He gives me the hope that I need to face challenges with optimism and power.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
There may be many personal reasons why Mormons go on missions. The main purpose of missionary service is to share our personal feelings about the joy we feel from the gospel of Jesus Christ - we want others to share those same feelings of joy. Those that serve as full-time missionaries are blessed with an increased personal relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ.
How I live my faith
Living as a Mormon simply means obeying God's commandments and doing things to help other people. It means you try to live your life in the same way Jesus Christ lived while he was on the earth. Each day I try to be a better person than I was the day before. It's easy when I just try to obey God's commandments each day. After all, that's the only thing he asks of me, so I try my best to do it each day. To serve in the church, I have the opportunity to teach an early-morning religion class each weekday for local high school seniors. We call it "Seminary," and I LOVE IT! I also get to teach gospel lessons on Sundays to the men I go to church with. That is a lot of fun as well. My most favorite responsibility, though, is being a dad. I have four amazing, beautiful kids, who are jam-packed with energy and excitement about life. I also have an amazing, talented, beautiful wife, whom I love very much! To sum it up, living my faith is actually very easy - it's just a matter of obeying God's commandments, which makes life so much easier to deal with. My faith in God and Jesus Christ enriches my life and makes me a better, more positive person.