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Hi I'm Jake

I am a web developer. I developed software that has been used by people and companies all over the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to spend time with my family. I am a web developer by trade, and in my spare time I also spend a lot of time on my computer. I am a newsaholic, and enjoy reading all kinds of news, from what my friends/family are doing to politics and world events. I also enjoy playing video games.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. However, all people of all faiths come to a point in their life where they wonder if their religion is true. I too had those doubts many years ago. My doubts were strong enough that I almost stopped going to church. I went to church because it was easier than NOT going to church (you could call it peer pressure). However, I finally realized that the only way to know the truth of ANY religion is to ask God. He is the ONLY person that can tell you which church is true. So I did so. After a trial of my faith, I received a personal witness through the Holy Spirit that my religion is true. I no longer have doubts. I still don't understand everything about this world and the next world and why some things happen the way they do. But I know that in time I will understand everything. And for now it's only important that I know I am on the right path.

How I live my faith

I am one of the leaders of the group of adult men in my Ward. In our group we have a president and he has some assistants. I am one of those assistants. This group meets every Sunday to discuss the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I help organize those weekly meetings. Our group also does service activities like helping people move into and out of the Ward. We also have fun activities like an annual New Year's Eve party, as well as an annual BBQ in the spring. I am also in charge of building maintenance for our Church building. This means that every few months our Ward takes a turn to clean the building for a month. So during that month we do a thorough cleaning every Saturday. This is all done on a volunteer basis. I am in charge of organizing these cleaning activities. I also take care of other maintenance needs like when light bulbs blow out. I really enjoy taking care of the Church. Yes, at times it seems like a tedious chore, but in general I get a lot of joy from taking care of the Church. Work is a good thing, and working towards a good cause is even better. This helps build my faith.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Have you ever found something very cool, and you just want to share it with all your friends and family? Maybe a new store, or a good movie? This is how we Mormons feel about our beliefs. When you see Mormon missionaries out proselyting, it is because they want to share their amazing stories of hope and joy. They have found something that they just can't keep to themselves.  Show more Show less