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Hi I'm Jacob Wintrode

I'm a representative of Jesus Christ and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Florida Tallahassee Mission. I love to help people, I enjoy talking to people. I like to be outdoors, I love anything with strategy or trivia. I like to write and draw, I enjoy reading, and just enjoy the company of others. I'm the youngest of 7 children, 5 brothers and a sister.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and I believe and have a testimony of all the things that are in the LDS religion. Everyone is like family, they're enjoyable to be around and they make you feel good. Everyone is there to help you and be your friend, and I love that about the people of the church. As I've been out on my mission, my testimony of the church and the Gospel has grown more than I could have imagined prior. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church on this Earth today. I know that Jesus Christ truly did Atone for the sins of all mankind, and it is only through Him that we can be saved. It is because of Him that we can be forgiven of sin, and that everyone will be resurrected and has the chance to live with our Eternal Heavenly Father again. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and that he was the first prophet in this last dispensation. I know that we are lead by a prophet today and his name is Thomas S. Monson. He is a man of God, and he speaks the truth, he tells us the things that we need to do to obtain salvation, and what to avoid in this life, resist temptation and follow all of the commandments of Jesus Christ to find the happiness that we deserve now and forever. I invite everyone to find out for themselves the joys of this church and to bring that joy and happiness that God has promised us if we do all we can to walk in the footsteps of his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures and attend the church as often as possible. I do activities with the church whenever I can, and now I am serving a mission where I can teach others and bring them unto the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they can enjoy the same blessings I have had in my life. I do all I can to help others with anything that may be troubling them, some say I am like a personal psychiatrist, but that's alright because I love to help others and what makes me most happy to see joy in anothers face.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jacob Wintrode
Just as in times of old, to enter into the temple we have to go through a spiritual purification process. In order to enter into the Holy place of the Lord, we must be worthy to enter in. We have to be following all of the commandments necessary to go into such a spiritual place, if we are not, we will not feel worthy to be in the House of the Lord, because we won't be worthy. We invite all to come to the Temple, but in order to do so they have to make and keep certain covenants to enter in. If we were to let anyone in, the purity of the temple would be in danger. Which is why only those who are worthy and prepared to enter into the House of the Lord are able to enter into these Holy Temples. There is nothing secret in the temples, only sacred things. We do not discuss what is happening within because to do so would make sacred things become common. It's just like why we don't use the Lord's name in vain. If we were to so commonly use His sacred name, we would make it common, and we would put Him lower than He deserves to be. In the Temple we receive sacred ordinances and make covenants, like marriage. In the Temple a marriage sealing is to bind the couple for Eternity, not to be separated after this life, but will remain intact forever. We also perform ordinances for those that have passed on, that didn't have the chance to receive them while in their mortal life. Such as baptism. We are baptized in their behalf so they will have the opportunity to receive Exaltation. Show more Show less