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Hi I'm Jake

I'm married to a wonderful woman and together we have 1 child. I've lived in Arizona most of my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I started college as a computer science major and after about a year decided medicine was a better fit. I changed degrees and graduated as a biology major in '08. I recently finished medical school and am continuing my career as a family medicine resident physician in Indiana. When I'm not at the hospital or studying medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our child. I also like to fish, hike, cook, and do things outdoors. I still have an interest in computers and occasionally I find time to blog.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe in the principles and values that the church teaches. It has taught me how to find lasting happiness in this life and has given me the hope of enjoying the companionship of my wife and family for eternities to come. It has taught me about a God who loves his children enough to sacrifice his only son to pay for the many mistakes I have made and continue to make. It has given me a stronger relationship with my wife and has deepened my understanding of the responsibilities I have as a father to one of God's precious children. I believe God wants all of his children to understand our purpose in life and I believe he personally revealed this plan to the prophet Joseph Smith. I also believe he directed him to organize this church continues to speak to our prophet today.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church each week as a Sunday school teacher giving lessons to 9 and 10 year-old children. I serve in this calling with my wife. We both enjoy teaching of the Savior and helping the young children in our class to better understand the joy that comes through emulating the life of Jesus Christ by treating others with love, respect, and kindness.