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Hi I'm Jake

I grew up in Washington state. I am a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at in a university studying mechanical engineering and French. I am happily married since August of 2010. I served for two years as a missionary on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. I enjoy many sports including football, basketball, Frisbee, golf, and several others.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I have seen the good it does in many peoples lives and in my own life. Every time I have asked God if he is there and if this is his church I have received an almost immediate answer that he loves me and this is his church. The perfect order and beauty of everything around us makes me believe that he is there. Reading the scriptures and listening to the living prophet and apostles shows me that he cares about every person individually and wants to help us with all of our problems and share our successes.

How I live my faith

 I work with the missionaries in my area as much as possible. Being with them is an opportunity to share with others something that has greatly improved my life. I also enjoy the opportunity to visit two of the families that I know in the church each month and doing what I can to help them. I always try to be ready if an opportunity to serve others presents itself, if I see someone moving or if I know someone who has been sick I try to do what I can to help.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

 The Lord has given us everything we have, so when he asks me for 10 of what he gave me back I have no problem giving it. Every penny of that money goes towards building new church buildings and keeping our buildings clean so that I can continue to enjoy the church and so can others. Not only does the lord only ask for a tiny portion of what is already his, he also blesses us for it greatly. I know that if I pay my tithing I will always have enough money for my needs. Show more Show less