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Hi I'm Jake

I'm terrible at karaoke, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My amazing wife and I have three rambunctious and beautiful children. In addition, we take care of my wife's older brother who has Down Syndrome. We love to travel. This past May, we took the whole family on vacation to Japan to visit extended family. The kids loved riding the Shinkansen, visiting the Studio Ghibli Museum, seeing the spider crabs at the Osaka Aquarium and helping great-grandma celebrate her 80th birthday. For me, I was just grateful for the opportunity to spend quality time with my family while exploring a foreign country and helping my children gain a greater appreciation for part of their heritage.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church but wasn't active through my teenage years because I was busy with other pursuits. That said, I always believed in the power of prayer and during a critical time in my life while I was away at college, I began to pray for guidance regarding my future and the purpose of life. My prayers were answered when I received a spiritual confirmation that the Church is true. Reading and studying the scriptures further strengthened my conviction. From that moment, the Gospel has brought me peace and understanding and has been the basis of any success that I have attained. Through living the Gospel and following Christ's example to the best of my abilities, I am a better husband and father. I know from experience that prayers are answered and that we have a loving Heavenly Father who cares for and knows each of us individually.

How I live my faith

I help families within my local congregation and community to meet their temporal and spiritual needs. I do this by teaching the Gospel, coordinating service projects, making visits to the sick and afflicted, and by answering the call when someone is in need. For me, living the Gospel is more than just attending my Church meetings each Sunday. It is actively doing the Lord's work each and every day.