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Hi I'm Jack Treseler

I live in California. I've worked with multiple non-profit organizations, and I go to college in California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi my name's Jack and I'm originally from the Bay Area in California. I'm 21 years old and have served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Currently I'm a student at a college in California and I tutor spanish. I love being able to help people learn and I absolutely love languages. If I could i'd love to learn them all. My family is really important to me and although they aren't members they're very dear to my heart. I try my best to be apart of their lives as they try to be a part of mine. Sometimes it's not the easiest thing in the world, but it's always worth it. As a family we love movies, snowboarding, camping, and generally having a great time together. When I'm with my friends we always have a riot. I love being social and my group of friends and I always find something fun to do, whether it's the beach, the snow, or just lounging around at someone's house enjoying good food and company. As for myself I love music, sketching, dance, martial arts, and anything expressive and creative. Sports are also a major fun pastime, from football, to basketball, soccer, and especially baseball.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I was baptized I was Catholic. My family never really went to church much because my family didn't quite agree with the institution itself. However we always had a deeper spiritual foundation, thanks to my father. He always made sure that we had prayers at dinner and that we went to mass at our Catholic high school. I remember a year before I found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I got the urge to learn more about other religions and try and find what I liked from each and try and apply what I've learned. Later in the next year when I went to summer school, I met a girl who later became a good friend. She and I would talk about ethics and morals, and philosophy all the time, and I found out that she was LDS, which I had no idea even existed as a church. I asked her what she believed in and asked her if she had a book that she studied. She told me that she read the Book of Mormon, and I asked her if she could give me one. The next day she brought me the book and I started reading. As I was studying the book I found things inside that made me question and brought up many different topics that we discussed. They were very numerous and very different- most were things I have never really shared with others before. And it was a very long but interesting process. After having met with the missionaries for about 3-4 months, I decided to take a break and think about all that I had heard from the missionaries and read in the Book of Mormon. I decided to fast (go without food or water for 24hrs) and pray about what I had learned and discussed. I had prayed multiple times before and had not felt a real strong answer. I had felt good at church, but never had that strong confirmation that it was true. It wasn't until after I had finally received my confirmation from the Lord through feelings of love and peace that I understood that what I had been feeling when I went to church or was with the missionaries was the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

The Holy Ghost is a big part of how I try and live my faith. I try to do whatever I can to make sure that the feelings I felt when I found the Church and got baptized stay with me always. I try and do that by praying every day, reading scriptures- either the Book of Mormon or the Bible- every day, and try to provide service for those around me. One of the biggest ways for me to provide service is to be a support for those who need it. Because of my experiences and what I've learned in my relationship with Heavenly Father, I try to help my friends and others understand the meaning behind all that life throws at us. That's one of the things I was able to do as a missionary for the Lord when I served in Tampa, Florida for two years. I love being able to provide service and answer any questions people may have. Being open and honest with who we are and what we believe is some of the greatest service we can provide for others. Especially in the hard moments of life where we don't know where to go or who to turn to.