Hi I'm Jake Bawden
I love all board sports, Snowboarding first and foremost. Wakeboarding, Skateboarding, longboarding, I've ridden just about every kind of board you can think of. I love playing basketball and football with my dad and 4 brothers. I am an entrepeneur, I love doing business. I built the motor in my 1991 camaro, and love going fast. Driving my car is not just a matter of getting from A to B, it's entertainment, knowing that I can out run about 90% of people on the road is a fact that makes me smile.
Why I am a Mormon
I have never felt happier than when I am following the teachings of Jesus Christ, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the fullness of the Gospel of Christ. He leads and guides the church through the same organization that existed in the New testament. I know that each ordinance which I've been able to take part of was done with proper priesthood authority and that those things have been recorded in Heaven. I became a mormon because of my parents, but I became converted because I want to live with my family after this life. My faith in that doctrine gives me great Hope and Joy.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
In my life whenever I lack the courage, desire, strength or willpower to fight against temptatioin, whenever I can't seem to do what I know I should be doing, whether I'm too tired, scared, complacent or anything else... When all these things mount up against me and I begin to lose self respect, confidence and peace, I open the Book of Mormon. That book has helped me do more in my life to follow the Savior than any other source. I gain courage. I gain strength. I feel empowered. I don't know how it works, but I know why, it is because the Lord has promised through his modern day prophet that a power will enter into your life the moment you begin a serious study of the book, and that all temptations yeild to an immersion in the scriptures. I love the Book of Mormon for that.
How I live my faith
I currently am so lucky to be able to live my Faith by serving for our Lord Jesus Christ a full time mission in Baton Rouge Louisianna. I sold my car, I left my business and family behind and I embarked on a 2 year journey to bring God's children to the knowledge of their Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ and I couldn't be happier!