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Hi I'm Jake

I'm from Utah. I love motorcycles. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the LDS church. My mom is a first generation convert, and my dad's family has been a part of the church for a very long time. I love spending time with my family. One of my favorite hobbies is playing the guitar, a talent I discovered when I was fourteen. I especially like playing jazz, and I'd certainly like to be better at my "chickin-pickin." Music is definitely one of my passions. I also love driving. Whether it be atop a motorcycle or on the open highway in a truck, I love the open road and being behind the wheel. I am currently serving as a missionary of Jesus Christ in San Antonio, Texas and the surrounding area. I've completed a little schooling and found that most of my interests lie in a simple life surrounded by family. When I return from the mission, I would like to be trained in certain trades as mechanics and carpentry. I feel the need to work with my hands and feel the satisfaction that comes from hard work.

Why I am a Mormon

I continue to follow Jesus Christ because He helps me to be free. When I commit myself to living in harmony with Gospel principles, I find that I am happier, healthier, and more free to choose my path in life. I've felt the Holy Ghost many times in my life. Because of the influence of the Holy Spirit, I know this is the path that Jesus Christ would have me follow.

How I live my faith

Right now, my time is devoted to teaching others about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a missionary. I've seen great changes in people as they have felt the Holy Ghost through reading the Book of Mormon and learning more about Jesus Christ. When I discontinue full-time missionary service, I hope to be able to share my beliefs with as many people as I can. I've seen a lot of great changes, and I want to make sure other people have that chance, too. I know God can work through me to reach his other children. I consider my family to be the number one responsibility. After that, I know I can help neighbors and friends, whether or not they are a member of our faith. I think most of the time all people need is an invitation to learn about your beliefs and that can be the start of a blessing in their life. I hope I'm never too afraid to reach out to others.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Jake
We baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. If we are to do something in their names, we must be authorized to do so. A representative of Jesus Christ really isn't a representative at all unless he or she has been authorized to do so. Thus, when we perform a baptism, we do it the Lord's way, by his authority - the Priesthood. We believe that authority doesn't come simply from being touched by the Holy Spirit, a knowledge of the scriptures and/or especially a college degree. It is given by Jesus Christ to those He chooses, who in turn call others to participate in the work. Show more Show less