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Hi I'm Jacob Nelson

I'm a Texan, I'm a college athlete, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Howdy! My name is Jacob and you may have just stumbled upon what might be the most boring I'm a Mormon page yet haha. I love tennis. Not just tennis but all sports for that matter. I just recently attended college at Southern Utah University where during school I played the top spot for my college tennis team. When I wasn't battling it out on the tennis court I studied Exercise Science with hopes of going to Medical School in the future to become a Pediatrician. I will now take a 2 year break from my studies and tennis to serve a mission in Paris, France. When I have free time I usually spend it playing more sports or hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Basically, anything that includes exercise is what I enjoy the most. I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I am so grateful to be a member of this amazing religion.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of how I feel when I follow and practice this religion. I'm not going to write on about how I have received this grand overwhelming answer that this was the true religion or that I have had a lot of diffulties in my life that this gospel has helped me overcome because neither of those common responses pertain to me. The response I would like to give is this; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints helps protect me from the evils and dangers of the world. When we look at the world today and the circumstances surrounding us, it's not hard to see that there is a lot of wickedness. In being Mormon I have found the happiness in following the commandments that set a high moral standard for me to live up to. I take pride and great joy in being different than others around me and also standing for what I believe in. This church shares a gospel message of peace, love, and happiness. If we choose to follow the path of the Savior and follow the commandments of God then we too can receive these blessings in our lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the small and simple things. I focus and practice my faith in this church through praying often, daily scripture study, and also church attendance. I have found great joy by keeping these 3 principles in the center of my life. I think a lot of times people overlook the simplicity of faith and how we can have and strengthen our faith. Faith isn't having a perfect knowledge of something but rather believing in something that you hope to be true. It really is through the small acts that we can build hope for our faith. I have also been very blessed and have lived my faith by serving in various leadership callings throughout this church. In my youth I had the privilege of serving in leadership positions for all of my quorums and classes while also serving as seminary class president for 2 separate years. More recently however during my first year at college in my ward I was able to serve as a gospel doctrine instructor while also holding a calling in the Saint George temple as an ordinance worker. I have now been released from those callings in my college ward to accept a calling to be a full time missionary serving in the France Paris Mission from June 2016 - June 2018.