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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in the Air Force. I work on helicopters. I enjoy trying to figure out what is broke and how to fix it. I love serving my country. I am married. My wife was a great support when I deployed to Afghanistan. I loved every bit of it. It was hard to be away from family and friends but I knew I was saving lives. We were the ones fixing the helicopters so they can fly medical evacuations. It was a great way to serve my country. I was grateful to be able to talk to my wife on a daily basis to ease the pain of separation. I am grateful for her.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was not forced to get baptized at the age of 8 but did it anyway. At the time I guess I did it just cause it was the thing to do but now looking back I am greatful I did. My testimony wasn't strong in the Gospel. I didn't know it well untill I was in High School. I went to early morning Seminary before going to school. I would get up long before my fellow classmates and go to a class about religion. Most that knew I was doing that said, that was weird or why would you want to get up that early. I just enjoyed learning about the church. It was then when I finally got a testimony. I was asked to pray about the Book of Mormon and find out for myself and so I did. I sure did find out for myself. It was nothing miraculous but I did find out by the spirit that it was true.

How I live my faith

I have been always taught to uphold the laws of the land. I was also taught in Sunday school by a man that was in the Navy. He told us that it was great to serve in the military. Ever since September 11, 2001 I wanted to serve my country. I wanted to be able to help protect my country. There was always something to push me in that direction. I love that the church teaches that "We believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the respective governments in which they reside" (Doctrine and Covenants 134:5). So I had no problem rising to the occasion.