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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm an Army anesthesiologist. I'm a Scoutmaster. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father, brother, son... A scout leader, a role model... A physician, a soldier in the US Army... I am many things, but my spiritual foundation is in the teachings of Jesus Christ and Mormon faith.

Why I am a Mormon

Sure, I was raised as a Mormon; but my life changed when I was converted to actually BEING a Mormon. This occurred when I was about 16 years old. I had leaders and friends in my life that made it possible for me to learn and experience the potential I had. I served others often, made possible by my church affiliation, and came to see that I could be an aid to others in a time of need. I would say it was a culmination of spiritual and non-spiritual experiences, laced together to bring about a change for the better in my life. I recall one time, a friend of mine from church had a brother who was involved in a car accident and died. I went to his apartment, along with several other young men from my youth group, and we sat and talked for maybe a few hours. As I drove home that night, I remember reflecting on the fragility of life, my family, and my role in the world. What could I do to continue to serve others, and be close to God? Being a Mormon gives me many opportunities, on a regular basis, to serve, teach, and guide. I am always amazed at how these experiences make me want to be a better person. Ultimately, I am a Mormon because I have experienced the change of heart that comes through the Spirit of God. It is through service of all kinds that I share that with others.

How I live my faith

I think it all goes back to service. I am active as a Boy Scout leader, so we have many opportunities to serve in our community. I try to help the boys understand how meaningful the work is that they render to others. I think it makes them better members of their families, better students in school, and better citizens in the community.