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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in the marshes of Southwest Louisiana. I play and make violins. I keep fish and I raise chickens. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I make and repair violins, violas, and cellos. I also play the violin. while I don't play much anymore,I used to play with several orchestras. I like to hunt and fish. Although I think I enjoy being outdoors most of all. I am a father of two young children. We live on a farm. We raise chickens for eggs and sell them at the local farmer's market. I also love to travel when I get the chance. I volunteer with the scout troop and enjoy taking the boys on camping trips.

Why I am a Mormon

My father and mother joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before I was born. I was raised in the church. While the doctrines of the church always made sense to me, it wasn't until my late teens that I really started to think about them. I served a mission for the church in The Dominican Republic. While there, I came to know and love the doctrines, especially those pertaining to the redeeming grace of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Several years later, I had the opportunity to teach a seminary class for almost four years. That experience of teaching a group of teenagers every morning before they went to school, helped me (probably more than it helped them) understand and feel the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. So, even though I was raised by my parents to be a Mormon, I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus is the Christ, my personal savior and the savior of all mankind. The doctrines and purpose of the Church are to bring us to Him and take advantage of his sacrifice.

How I live my faith

I get to work with the youth in our local church. In particular with the 14-15 year old boys. Every Wednesday night we get together to work on scouting activities, church responsibilities, or sometimes just playing a good game of dodgeball. I have also had the opportunity to work in some of the leadership positions in our church helping to keep things running smoothly and organizing help for those who may need assistance. My wife and I have two young children. We have a family night once a week where we can have a short lesson about the gospel. We also read a scripture before breakfast every morning and have family prayer together at night. Some nights I have to work late and I get a call from my wife and we have prayer together over the phone. (I keep my eyes open for those)