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Hi I'm Jake

I'm 6'5, I love basketball, I love joking around and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota and Arizona. I'm number 3 of 6 kids. I am currently on a mission in St Louis Missouri. Im a huge Yankees fan and an even bigger Lakers fan. Things I like to do is play basketball, baseball, draw, help others joke around and sleep. I love motorcycles, muscle cars, rat rods, hot rods, and Baja Bugs too!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. Both my parents served missions in Finland and my oldest brother served in Brazil. They always set a good example for me by serving the Lord. The reason im still in the church and active and on a mission is because i went to the sacred grove with my dad in the summer of 2009. When i went to the sacred grove I felt feelings I've never felt before. I knew the church was true but i didn't have a sure knowledge. So the sacred grove sorta set me up for finding it out. I decided i was gonna go on a mission but I knew i needed to know for sure if this was the right thing to do. So i was watching a Lakers Portland game and it was half time. I decided i was going to read some of my scriptures. So I did and I thought to myself "man I really dont want to read anything long or complicated." So i flipped through the Docterine and Covenants and found Section 87. I read it and I had the most amazing feeling ever! I felt like i needed to jump up and tell everyone in the world that Joseph Smith IS a Prophet. The revelation in that section came true after he was dead. I know that from small and simple things great things are brought to pass. That small and simple section was all I needed to know Joseph was a Prophet. Joseph Smith had a small simple question and by him acting on it, a great thing has come to pass. he opened the last dispensation and Restored Christ's church here on the earth once more. The reason I am a Mormon is because i had the best examples set before me, my parents and brother. I know the church is true and that there are Prophets today. Thats why I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

The best way I know how to live my faith is by being good and keeping the commandments. I know that when you do whats right things go the right way. if you don't you can feel that void. I go to church every week and I read as much things I can get my hands on to learn more about the church and the Savior.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We believe that all men and women who are passed on deserve the same blessings that we enjoy here on earth. everyone matters and everyone needs to be baptized to enter into the kingdom of God. Christ acted as a proxy for us when he died for our sins. So we know we can help the people who have passed on by being that savior for them. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a brief summary of what we believe. its not story time or a time to preach. Its a simple explanation of what you know to be true. The word "I know" makes it personal. So its a personal thing that helps strengthen those around us. Show more Show less