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Hi I'm Jack

I'm a Las Vegas native. I'm aiming to began a media career after my mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to draw and conceptualize. I have a family who wants me to follow my dreams. I'm aiming for a graphics degree and hope to work in my own company some day.

Why I am a Mormon

I began to understand the gospel back in 2005, when Gordan B. Hinkley (the living prophet at the time) asked everyone to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year. Beforehand, I was just going through the motions of reading everynight. After taking the prophet up on his challenge, I came to realize that the reality of the gospel. Every factor (from religious to sciences) I've learned since then has only added to my bank of knowledge and understanding, but the simple truth that God loves us and speaks to us again is still central to to that knowledge I've recieved that night.

How I live my faith

I attend church every sunday to relearn or gain knowlege and take the sacrament to renew the contract between God and myself. I keep myself clean of drugs, I work on making sure family and friends are involved and at ease with one another and follow through with the callings my bishop (or dad) gives me. In other words: THIS IS MY LIFE AND I'M PROUD OF IT.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jack
Life is full of many answers. However, when looking for the true answer, God is willing to answer as long as you have the true intent and willing to take action (James 1:5-6). In light of this docturine, in the Book of Mormon, the final writer promises exactly as James does in the bible, that is, to read with real intent of finding the truth and have a willingness to act on that message (Moroni 10:4-5). Just like anything, search truth by looking through the docturine (Such as the Book of Mormon) and you will know (if you learn anything) that we stand close to the good values Christ has given us. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jack
If the bible were not true in its testimony in Christ, the Book of Mormon [our charished scripture] would be invalid in the ways of truth. But the Bible IS the word of God, and the Book of Mormon supports what it has to say concerning the truths of God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jack
If you are of another god fearing faith ask yourself: do I worship God or Moses? Of course the answer would be God. However, Moses did much to bring the gospel to his people, and he did so with the authority of God. Therefore Moses is respected for what he did. Joseph Smith is the same case as with any prophet: he restored the gospel for us today under the the authority of God for the benifit of mankind. If Joseph Smith had not gone under the kind of redicule that he did under God's holy command, none of us would have understood our perpose in this world as clearly as we do now. So we respect Joseph Smith, but our ultimate worship goes to God [period]. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jack
Serving a mission, as I see it, is strictly voluntary. Some strong members that I've met have served in other callings in the church but may have not gone as missions. Going on a mission is a strong commitment, leaving behind your world for 2 years and going to serve in some foreign place. However, I've seen that when those who can and do serve are generally blessed with better relationships with family, community and to God. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jack
As a member I've been asked to teach the gospel to my peers both in Sunday-school or over the pulpit. As a result, my personal testimony in Christ's divinity has increased, even if I am the only one learning. If our church only allowed paid ministers or professors in religion to teach, it would rob me of the chance to understand more personally my Savior. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Jack
It's of God isn't it? Look into our doctrine: if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was not of God, we would NOT have survived this long, let alone thrive to help and bless millions everyday with the foundation of revelation that we are built upon. Show more Show less