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Hi I'm Jake K. Conway

I'm a Mormon. I love my family, baseball , golf, music and traveling to see the world. I live in Arizona.

About Me

I am a proud father and husband of the best wife and 3 best kids in the world. I love to spend time and travel with my family, especially Europe, where my ancestors are from. I work for a Fortune 500 company as a National Account Manager. I had dreams of playing professional baseball growing up and was able to get college baseball scholarships, but injuries and time took their toll. I love to golf and have been lucky enough to have played many of the best courses in the world. I love good music of all kinds, my favorite bands are Snowpatrol, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and Coldplay. I love spending time at the beach with my family and playing with my kids. I dont live to work, I work to live.

Why I am a Mormon

I did grow up in the church, both my parents being members. But, that is not why I am a Mormon. I am Mormon because I have gained a knowledge through out my life of eternal truths and these truths continue to manifest themselves to me in my everday life. I have been blessed to have many experiences of my own that have brought me closer to Jesus Christ and brought blessings into to my life. Everything I am is because of my faith. The great examples of so many people around me have shown me and proven to me, time and time again, that following Christ teachings and having a true love for your fellow men is the most important thing in this world. The teachings of the prophets from the Old Testament to the New Testament to the modern day have given me the strength and faith that I need to help guide my life and raise my family in todays society. I am Mormon because the teachings of the church ARE perfect, although men are not. The knowledge and blessings I receive from knowing my father in heaven loves me and that he continues to teach us through a prophet of god gives me faith. The truthfulness of the Bible and the Book of Mormon has given me no doubt in my mind that Christ lives and the teachings are true. I am a Mormon, because I choose to have a happiness that is eternal and I want to be that "great example" for others as well, to give them hope and strength that the teachings of Christ are real and they will lead us back to him.

How I live my faith

I try to help other families in the neighborhood by being a good example and providing support both temporally and spiritually the best I can. I have the opportunity to teach others around me and to help strengthen their testimony of Christ as well as strengthen my own.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jake K. Conway
It is a breath of fresh air, it is just over an hour usually and it is very real, not some scripted sermon that a preacher prepares for everyone each week. Talks and lessons are taugh by the members of the church as they are asked to speak. Usually a Youth speaker 12- 18 years old, and two adults speakers. Once per month on the first Sunday of the month is an open testimony meeting for anyone who would like to speak and share their thoughts on Christ and their faith and personal experiences are open to do so. Reverant music is a big part of the services as typically the members will sing 3 or 4 songs as an entire group from a hymn book with some of the same hymns you would find in other christian religions as well as many great songs that are specific to the LDS faith. Also the sacriment is taken each week with bread and water to remember Christ and his atonement for us. It is a warm and inviting atmosphere and visitors are always welcome, even if you fill out of place your first visit. Typically that comes just from it being a new experience and you are stepping into the unknown a bit. But after one time you can see the reason why so many people love to attend church each week and the love the members have for Jesus Christ and their fellow men. Show more Show less