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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm a musician, a runner, an actor, a book enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah as the youngest of four kids. Both of my brothers have served missions, and my sister is currently going to school for Bio Chemistry. My mom is the Rehab Nurse Manager at UVRMC and is the breadwinner of the family. I'm always surprised at how well she keeps the family running and how much strength she has. My dad cannot work because he has Multiple Sclerosis. He was diagnosed two years before I was born and has been a huge influence to my spiritual growth. I sing, act in musicals, play the piano, love to run in the mountains of Utah, and play pretty much any sport. I've never gone a day in my life without reading from some type of book, and for the longest time I've written in my journal every night. I enjoy hanging out with friends and spreading the Gospel in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission. Currently, I'm serving in North St. Paul, Minnesota working with the Karen People. After my mission, my goal is to go to school to become a Neuroscientist, Neurologist, Neuropsychologist, or a Psychologist. I haven't really decided yet. My desire to become a doctor stems from my dad having MS and my mom working in the medical field. My hope is to be able to help people like my dad by searching for a cure for MS and other disabling diseases.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of my belief in the Book of Mormon, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and my faith in the Plan that Heavenly Father has for us. Yes, I did grow up being Mormon, but I had to find out, just like everyone else does, that this is where Heavenly Father wanted me. My turning point was when I came home early from my mission. Before coming home early, I was only going through the motions, and hoping that by just going on a mission I would have not only have an increase of faith, but a remission of sins. It took coming home from my mission early to get me to realize the importance of having a firm belief in Jesus the Christ and the proper steps to repentance. During my painful return, I had a trying yet unique opportunity of looking from the outside in. During the first Sunday home, I realized just how much having the blessings of the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ meant to me, and how I wanted those blessings in full force in my life. I also had an increased desire to make it known to others how important it is to know that the Book of Mormon was true, because it really can change your life. It was a long road, but Christ is the Master Healer and He provided wonderful family members and amazing friends to help me get back out on a mission. It took a trial to get me to realize why I'm a Mormon, but trials make us stronger and increase our faith in God if we let them lead us back to Him. If you are facing a challenge right now, don't let it drag you down. Turn to God and He will lift you higher.

How I live my faith

Currently, I'm serving in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission as a missionary. Yep, I'm one of the ones who go from door to door proclaiming what we know to be true, and that is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to it's fullness as it was when Jesus was on the earth. Our main purpose as a missionary is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the Restored Gospel through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. That is the main reason why we're out here, and the other reason is to help in any way that we can. As missionaries, as well as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we're really big into service. On my mission I've helped out in hospitals, retirement homes, with snow removal, yard work, and even a rescue and rehabilitative zoo. As missionaries, we're wiling to help, so if you need anything done from yard work or moving from or to a house, contact your local missionaries and we'd be more than willing to help.