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Hi I'm Jake

I'm loving life as a missionary in Oregon! and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a 21 year old who grew up in Utah and I'm currently a missionary serving in Oregon (the Eugene Mission)! I absolutely love it, it's such an amazing experience for me and my loved ones. Music is a huge part of my life, I'm obsessed with music! I love doing pretty much whatever when it comes to activities; I'm up for anything! I enjoy almost any sport; I love swimming, hiking, soccer, and golfing. I love to laugh haha. Oh, and... sleeping! But all in all, being with family and friends are things that i love most. I'm a happy person and the reason I am so happy is because of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life; which has blessed me so much and I am so grateful for it. I am so thankful to my Father in Heaven, and His Son, Jesus Christ, Who provided the way for me to be with my family for time and all eternity!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy! Without the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I don't know where I would be. I've been blessed with the knowledge of our Heavenly Father's Plan for us--to be with our families for time and all eternity! The plan of each of us having our own eternal families is so amazing and exciting! I've also been able to come to know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ, in it's fullest. Being raised in the church, I did not always know that this was the full and true church, let alone did I know enough for myself to make that call. So, after studying and praying, along with the application of God's commandments, I was able to receive personal revelation by the power and influence of the Holy Ghost, as well as a feeling overall happiness, confirming to me that this is Christ's actual church. I know that Joseph Smith was a man called of God, as a prophet, to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. I have been able to come to know this through diligent prayer, scripture study, and church attendance; that application of what Christ has instructed us to do, to follow Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by applying the principles and standards that I've learned from the Church and Gospel of Jesus Christ. So with that, I am always trying to improve and better follow the teachings of Christ, because, well, I am far from perfect! haha. I live my faith also by taking the testimony that I've been able to grow throughout my life, and share it with others. That's why I love being a missionary, it gives me the opportunity to better myself and help others while I share what their Father in Heaven has planned for them. Missionary or not, being an example to others is a huge, consistent goal for me; I always hope to influence others in a positive way by living the Gospel and showing my love for the Lord Jesus Christ!