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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an advertising professional, aspiring writer, obsessive music collector, proud father of two, and a lucky husband.

Why I am a Mormon

When I immerse myself in LDS scriptures, meditate on Church doctrines, follow the council of Church leaders, worship in church and in the temple, and commit to living the gospel through symbolic priesthood ordinances, I become more aware of the deep and abiding love Jesus Christ has for me personally, my love and appreciation for Him and His sacrifice grows and I find myself more capable of building strong, healthy relationships with others while experiencing greater peace, joy, and confidence as an individual.

How I live my faith

Within the church, I've served as a sunday school instructor, a missionary, a chorister, and in a variety of leadership positions. Serving in these capacities has given me the chance to volunteer in nursing homes, Salvation Army soup kitchens and Seventh-day Adventist food banks.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

We believe our Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three distinct persons. We believe they are "one God" in the sense that they are perfectly unified in will and action. While Our Father and Jesus Christ both have physical bodies, the Holy Ghost is a spirit. His mission is to testify to our hearts and minds that Jesus Christ has saved us from death and the full consequences of sin and mortal weakness. He also testifies of any truth that will lead us to our Savior. I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost as a sudden, warm sensation in my chest, as an overwhelming sense of peace, as an idea or conviction in a moment of mental clarity, or as a combination of these experiences. I have felt the Holy Ghost in these ways many times throughout my life, and sometimes almost daily. Most often, these experiences have come as I have meditated on LDS teachings, as I have prayed with specific doctrinal questions and concerns, or about personal needs and the needs of others. Such experiences are the basis of my faith in Jesus Christ and my decision to be a Mormon, as well as many of the most rewarding decisions I've made. Show more Show less