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Hi I'm Jake

I grew up mostly in Washington. My hobbies are my family, technology, video games and studying the scriptures. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and a father of three (two step daughters & a baby girl). I recently graduated college with an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Network Administration right before my baby girl's first birthday. Nothing makes me feel better than the love I receive from my family and the victorious emotion of success when I overcome something of any caliber. Whether it’s winning at a game or hiking up to the top of a mountain. I enjoy traveling to strange distant lands and playing video games in my spare time. Down the road I plan on hopefully retiring in some place tropical and warm like Costa Rica if my wife agrees.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was eleven years old. After a few years my family became inactive for no real reason and later down the road my parents divorced. Throughout life I continued to read the scriptures here and there, but I also lived life in ways I should not have. After I met my wife who went down a similar road as far as living life differently she decided to be active again in the church for the sake of her children. After we were married she was still active in the church while I was wish washy about being active again. I attended occasionally before I started to listen to the Holy Spirit again and become completely active. The memory of my encounter with the Holy Spirit and the powers of the Priesthood Blessings constantly remind me why I'm a Mormon especially when I think about them every first Sunday of the month. When I was fourteen years old I got into a serious car incident where I fell off of a moving car and hit the ground. I blacked out and woke up in an ambulance on its way to the hospital and rushed into the emergency room. The doctors were all scrambling around talking about how I might lose my arm and how my brain was seriously damaged because of the impact. After dressing my obvious wounds they needed to take me to get X-rays and a CAT scan. On the way there as I was looking at the ceiling with the trail of lights when the stretcher stopped and I saw two Elders looking down at me. One of them was my Scout Master and the other was the Brother who baptized and confirmed the Holy Spirit onto me. They asked me if I wanted a blessing and without hesitation I accepted. The both of them did the deed and afterward I went into the rooms for my X-rays and CAT scan. There was nothing wrong with my brain and my arm turned out fine. I had a speedy recovery and played sports later that year when the doctors thought I never would be able to. This incident with the devotion of my wife reminds me why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I go to church as often as I can. There are few times when I don't go due to sickness in my family or once every while some dire circumstance. Words cannot describe the feelings I have when I'm in church it is something you have to experience. Furthermore, my ward gave me a calling to be an assistant Scout Master for the eleven year old Boy Scouts in our ward some time ago. This has been a huge blessing in my life. It gives me the privilege to educate young men before they enter a part in their lives where they will be challenged by their peers. I teach them how to teach themselves based off of the Gospel and the Boy Scouts of America code. My hope is that they listen to the teachings and do their best to live their lives as outstanding individuals.