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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in Texas. I am a college freshman and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college freshman. I am currently serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in China Hong Kong. I will be in Hong Kong for two years doing service and dedicating my time to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the first time I have been outside the United States. The people in Hong Kong are amazing. I enjoy U.S. history, hunting, archery. hiking, caving, anything outside, reading, and hanging out with friends. In college I am studying history. I love American History from Pre-Revolutionary war to just after the American Civil war. After I earn my bachelor's degree in history I will go to Law school and study Consitutional law.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I beleive Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I know God is a loving Heavenly Father becasue he loves man he has given man prophets to lead and guide them. God gave us Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and many others. I know in the merdian of time God gave us the greatest prophet of all even Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ suffered in Gethsemane for you and me, he hung and died on Calvary's hill for you and me, and he did in reality rise the third day for you and for me. I know in the spring of 1820 a young boy named Joseph Smith went into a grove of trees in upstate New York to inquire of God which of all the churches were right. I know that God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ appeared to him. I know that Joseph Smith Translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God. The Book of Mormon is truly another testament of Jesus Christ and it goes hand in hand with the Bible. This knowledge that God loves me gives me comfort in this crazy world. His gospel brings peace and happiness into my life. My testimony of the restoratation of the Lord's Church is my most valued treasure.

How I live my faith

I live my faith though my actions. I do service at homless shelters, I help move people in and out of thier house, I try to be of service to all I come in cotact with. I am honest with my fellow man. I do not drink or do any type of drugs. I do not participate in immoral, sexual behavior. I am dedicating two years of my life to the Lord by serving a full time mission in China Hong Kong. While on my mission I will spend 24 hours a day seven days a week sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving others. I will only call home twice a year. I will put all my heart, might, mind, and strength into serving the Lord.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes. The Bible and the Book of Mormon go hand in hand together. Much like the Old and New Testament go hand in hand with each other. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less