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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm a husband and father. I'm a medical student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the sunny southwest, went to college in the Rocky mountains, and now attend medical school near the Great Lakes. I married "that cute volleyball girl" that lived down my best friend's street, and we recently had a son. I enjoy studying medicine, reading sci-fi/fantasy, riding bicycles, playing sports, watching movies, and spending time with my wife and little boy. I coach basketball skills through the Special Olympics program once a week (so fun!), and am interested in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, and when I was 15 I decided to find out for myself if that upbringing was a good thing or not. I carefully re-read the Book of Mormon and the account written by Joseph Smith, Jr. where he shares how he was called by God to be a prophet in modern times. As I prayed to know the truth of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith's account, God answered my prayers. Through the power of His spirit, I know the truth of these things. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. I know that Jesus preached to the people in Israel, as told in the New Testament, and to the people in the Americas, as told in the Book of Mormon. I know that Christ leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today. I am grateful for this knowledge, received through the Holy Spirit, and my entire life is influenced by these truths.

How I live my faith

I enjoy meeting with my local congregation each Sunday to worship the Lord and to be taught the gospel of Jesus Christ from the scriptures. My friends at church are my friends all through the week, and we love to get our families together for fun activities outside of Sunday worship. I draw strength in my daily life from personal study of the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.