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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm happily married, an accounting graduate student, and I just want to play racquetball and go fishing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate student working toward a CPA license. My wife and I have been happily married for over two years, and I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful spouse. I love fishing, racquetball, basketball, rock music, watching college football, and spending time with family. I'm from Southern Utah, but I've lived all over Utah, Oregon, and Alaska. I have an older sister and a younger brother, and my entire family is from England. I come from a divorced family, but I have close relationships with my parents and I'm grateful for the lessons they've taught me.

Why I am a Mormon

Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are born into families that are already actively-participating members. I'm part of this group, and I took the church and the gospel for granted. Church was just something I did on Sundays. After high school I decided to serve for two years as a volunteer full-time missionary, where I was expected to share my faith and beliefs with the people of Alaska. This decision forced me to deeply reflect on my beliefs, because I couldn't ask others to change their lives and embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ when I hadn't done the same. I came to understand that LIVING what the Savior taught must be more that just going through a once-a-week routine. Through my experience as a missionary, I realized the Gospel and the Church were the most important parts of my life. I'm a Mormon because I felt the power of my Heavenly Father guide and direct my life. I've felt the atoning mercy of my Savior Jesus Christ lift me up in my struggles and weaknesses. The happiest moments of my life have been sharing my faith with others and helping others feel the happiness that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing it. I have the opportunity to serve as a Sunday school instructor in my local congregation where I'm able to teach and learn from the scriptures. As I teach, I'm able to learn and grow spiritually and come closer to the Savior.