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Hi I'm Jake

I'm an Eagle Scout. I'm a wanna be singer. I'm a 2005 4A Division 1 Arizona All-State Linebacker. . I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am from Tucson, Arizona and I love to play sports. I am pretty passionate about them. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to play football and baseball as a young adult. Sports taught me so many lessons about life the importance of diligence, patience and determination. I had plans to play in college and hopefully make a career of it. While playing at a junior college, in hopes of raising my grades to go to a University, I got injured. As the doctor put it, I suffered my last concussion. Though it was crushing to hear, I was okay with that. It was a trial for sure but I know the Lords hand was in it. I have served a two year mission inviting others to come unto Christ. I love it and am so grateful for it. My passions have shifted from sports to Christ and I will eternally be blessed for that. I have come to know more fully what my purpose is in this life. There is a lot more than meets the eye. Football was and will always be a wonderful part of my life but I knew it was time to move on to bigger and better things. I look forward to going back to school for nursing and will serve people in that aspect. I love to serve. Serving Gods children is the least I can do for all that God has given me.   

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised in the Church. I had many good friends that went to the congregation I went to and I had many wonderful experiences there. To me, my parents were great examples of who Christians should be. I learned well from their example and from our family scripture studies but I never KNEW for myself If Jesus was the Christ or if the Bible or the Book of Mormon were True. I lived a pretty normal life and was a typical football player. As time went on, and as the real world hit me after high school, I really began to wonder what the purpose of life was. What am I supposed to do during these eighty or so years? Who should I become? I guess you could say I was humbled and I was humbled pretty hard. I was in what I consider to be a sacred place and I poured out my whole heart and soul to the Lord. I sought for his wisdom and his strength. I wanted to know what his path was for me and I received an answer as real as you and me. "Serve a Mission." I was uncertain of this answer for I had a weak testimony and I feared that I could not do His holy work. I doubted and He crushed my doubts. I worried and He gave me peace. I was weak and He gave me strength. I knew and know that He is real. I have read the word, heard the word and done the word. He has testified to me, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that He loves me and I am doing what he wants. I am Mormon because I have l felt the joy that only the Atonement can bring. I am Mormon because I want a sacred, personal relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am Mormon because I have lived it and I know it to be true. 

How I live my faith

 To me, a belief in Jesus Christ is not just something we grab every Sunday morning and put back on the shelf every Sunday night. I have diligently searched the Scriptures and studied Christ's earthly ministry. I have taken the council of Christ in John 717 "If any man will do his will he shall know of the doctrine..." Whenever I learn of Christ's teachings I apply them to my life. I desire to be like Him and I want others to see His teachings in my countenance. I have served a two year mission teaching the Gospel in the New York Utica Mission. I will continue to share the Gospel with any that will allow me to. I love the teachings of our Savior and I desire that all others may know of them and feel the joy that can come by applying them. His teachings and His gospel are my passion. 

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jake
 YES!!! What more can I say? Show more Show less