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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm a lifeguard and a missionary. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm more or less your average kid. Technically, I'm not even a kid anymore, but I forget that a lot. I've worked for about 4 years as a lifeguard, which helped me see the importance of missionary work. I love my family, my friends, the people I'm serving, and I'm grateful for the opportunity I've had to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but this doesn't really have much to do with why I'm a Mormon. I've always loved the Church and the things taught in it, but I had to find out for myself if these things were true. Since I've taken that challenge to find out if this Church is true, I have been blessed with the knowledge that it is. I know this Church is the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that it was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that Christ is my Redeemer and my Savior, and that through Him, I may someday live with my family for eternity. 

How I live my faith

Right now I try to live my faith by following the example of Christ. I'm currently serving a 2 year mission in New England for the Church, and I'm loving every minute of it. That doesn't mean that there aren't hard times, but I've come to realize that there's always a way through those hard times. Some people think it's pretty weird that a 19 year old kid would be willing to sacrifice 2 years of their time, just to go out and share a spiritual message with other people that they don't even know, in a land far away from home. Well, I don't really look at it that way. When something becomes so important to you that you want everyone to know how good it is...well, that's when you need to share it. And that's what I do. I try to help others grow closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and lots of times, instead of being the teacher, I end up being taught.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith is the first prophet in these last days. It was through him that the origional gospel preached by Jesus Christ and His apostles was restored, along with the organization of apostles and prohpets found in that church. Joseph Smith was also given a record of an ancient people, and their dealings with God, which we now know as the Book of Mormon, which also contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less