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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a Missionary in the Washington Everett area. I love life, video games, friends, family, and my Savior. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving a Mission for the LDS Church in the Washington Everett area and having a blast while doing it!!!! I grew up in the LDS capital of the world....UTAH! I love my family and friends. I love my video games, movies, technology, some sports, and more video games............did I mention video games yet? I am from a sort of mixed family. My parents divorced when I was six. They had two girls and me. My Dad remarried and had four girls with his new wife and my Mom married a guy who has three boys and a daughter that were already grown up and moved out. So its a pretty awesome family!!!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. But as I grew up I just believed what my parents believed, but I didn't know for myself if it was all true. I didnt really want much to do with it anyways. I would rather spend my time playing video games, hanging out with friends, and almost anything else because I thought it was so boring. But all of a sudden, at the beginning of my Junior year of High School, I was hit hard with all of these challenges and trials. For almost two years I battled against these things. I was in a very deep depression that destroyed my life. I was always scared, sad, confused, and not knowing really what to do. My friends, family, and Church leaders were behind me 100% of the way, but I needed something more than what I was getting. I needed more than medication, more than counsling, I needed God's help. During this time in my life I didn't really know if my Church was true or not. My knowledge of the scriptures or the nature of God was so low because in the past I didnt really want much to do with it. But one day my friend told me to read The Book Of Mormon and take notes. And that is the best thing anyone has ever told me to do because that is just what I did. Ever since I started to read and apply the teachings in The Book Of Mormon my life has never been the same. I look back on my life before I started to read The Book Of Mormon and now, and its totally a new life! I have more peace, joy, happiness, strength to overcome trials, and most importantly HOPE. I overcame my obstacle of deppression and now I am living my life again. The teachings in The Book Of Mormon gave me my life back, and thats how I know this book is true. And I have also applied the promise in Moroni 10:3-5. And guess what, I recieved an answer that it is true! We believe in the Bible too, but I started with The Book Of Mormon. And thats how I got a testimony that God loves us, and that Jesus really did suffer and die for all of us. And that families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by helping others come unto Christ and His Restored gospel. I wouldnt be out here if I didnt believe in this Church. I do my best to give hope to others who have none. I want the world to know what I know. And that is that God has again called a Prophet like Moses or Abraham to guide and direct us back home to our Father in Heaven. I really love to teach people about The Book Of Mormon because that is how they can know the if all the stuff that we as missionaries teach is true. For those who are reading this, dont take my word for it that this Church is true. Ask your Father in Heaven if what we talk about is true. I promise you that if you ask with a sincere heart, and with the intent to follow the answer you recieve, and pray in the name of Christ, you WILL recieve an answer that it is true NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jake
I grew up in this Church my whole life, but it wasnt until just recently that I found out that it is true. The way I found out its true is that I started to read and most importantly, APPLY what The Book Of Mormon taught. Ever since then, my life has never been more happier, fuller, fulfilling, inspiring, hopeful, peaceful, and tons of way awesome blessings that I enjoy almost every single day!!!!! We believe in the Bible too. But I started out with The Book Of Mormon. So if I got a testimony that Jesus Christ is real, and that Heavenly Father really does love us, and that the principles taught in the Gospel of Jesus Christ really help us overcome trials and bring true happiness, all from reading and applying The Book Of Mormon into my life, THEN IT HAS TO BE TRUEE!!!!!! Also, if you apply the promise in Moroni 10:3-5, on page 529 of The Book Of Mormon, with: 1. a sincere heart. 2. with the intent to follow the answer that you recieve from God. 3. Ask God in the name of Christ if it is true. Dont take my word for it, put it to the test and really ask God if it is true. Because it's either true or it's not. But I can PROMISE you that it is true!!!! Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Jake
I was told by someone that women dont hold the Priesthood because they dont need it. Girls are just AWESOME that way. They are able to do things that guys can only dream of doing. The women in the Church are NOT looked down upon or thought of as inferior to men, but we know them to be EQUALS. Women have different resposibilities that are best carried out by them, and men have responsibilities that are best carried out by them. God creating Eve from the rib of Adam is very symbolic in my mind of the relationship between a man and a woman. God didn't take a bone from the head or from the foot of Adam, He took the rib because the woman is not below the man at his foot or is she above the man at his head, but at the rib where they are side by side, co-equals. Show more Show less