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Hi I'm Jake

I love my family, I build sick trucks, I do work, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Right now I am a missionary in the Arizona Phoenix Mission! Before I became a missionary I worked on trucks all day! I got into that as a kid, all of my buddies were into it and I became very interested, I love metal fabrication and off-roading and plan on getting certified in a few different aspects of it after the mission. I played a lot of basketball and some football growing up and mostly like to spend time out doors and with my family. Most recently I have gained a hobby of buying cheap suits and for the most part pulling it off pretty good! I have also gained a love for talking to complete strangers and because of that I have been able to learn a lot about myself, this has been the greatest experience of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and baptised when i was 8. I had my fair share of trials growing up, but who doesnt. Through these experiances I faced in life I was able to put the gosple of Jesus Christ to action,and because of that I was able to witness miracles in my life and in the lives of my family members. there came a point in my life that I could no longer support my faith through my parents and I had to find out on my own if what I had been taught all those years was really true. I took a challenge found in the back of the Book of Mormon given by a prophet named Moroni. His challenge is to read, ponder and ask God in the name of Chirst if the things you read are true, and if you do this really wanting an answer he will show you by the power of the Holy Ghost. After taking this challenge I do know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, and that he is the head of it! My life has been so blessed to have Jesus Christ in it, i can do anything because of it! I am a mormon because I love my family and my God and my Savior, and I want to be with them forever!

How I live my faith

I grew up with a loving dad that taught me how to serve and help those in need, I have taken that with me through out my life. Right now I am a missionary and it is basically a two year service project that has made me learn and grow and strech farther than I ever have before! This has been the greatest experiance in my life and I love all of the oppertunities I have had to help othrs and in the process get to know them! I have built some great long lasting relationships with people that now see how much their Father in Heaven loves them threw his servants like myself. I do my best to pray at least three times a day and sense I have been doing that I have been able to see the Lords hand in my life, guiding and directing me every step I take! It is a ton of fun to be able to go up to anyone and talk to them and share with them things that will bring more happieness than they have ever known in thier lives! I can honestly say that by living the gosple of Jesus Christ I dont have any regrets and by giving up just two years of my life I have gained more than I will ever be able to comprehend.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

 My family is the most important thing to me! But I know that by setting our priorities right is also important. Placing God first for me has meant that I can trust in him to take care of my family while I’m not there and I know that they will be taken care of. Families are defiantly the most important because we are going to be stuck with them for all time and eternity, so we might as well make the most out of our time here on earth! With my family I have experienced some of the greatest sorrow but also some of the greatest happiness ever and that happiness will continue to grow as I keep the commandments! Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

 The priesthood is the authority to act in God's name! it has been restored through a prophet! just like we learn in the Bible in the book of Amos we need a prophet on the earth today so that the Lord can bless his people! We have a phophet today and he leads guides and watches over all the people on this earth just like phophets of old! This is the same priesthood that the Son of God used to heal the sick, preform miricales, baptise and even seal families together for all time and eternity! What a blessing it is to have this authority back on the earth today! I am an Elder, not because I am old but because i have the authority to act in God's name and I can trace my line of authorty back to Jesus Christ! With this authoity i can and do bless the lives of my family members and those around me! What a blessing it is to truely be an instrament in the Lords hand! Show more Show less