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Hi I'm Jake

I am from Utah, I'm currently serving a mission in Oaxaca Mexico. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of six kids in my family. I love my family more than anything. I graduated high school in 2010 and then completed a year of college at a local university. I love being in the mountains, snowboarding and mountain biking, and camping. I love to play basketball and have recently gained a love for soccer. I am currently serving a mission in Oaxaca Mexico and I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member my whole life, but like everyone I had to find my own testimony and I did this by living the teachings of the church and reading in my scriptures and praying, I have come to gain a great love for the Book of Mormon because when I read I am able to aply the teachings to my life and learn from the experinces of the people in the book. I am so greatful for the power of prayer in my life I always have a prayer in my heart, whether its to help me to remember something or to help my stomach handle the crazy food I'm eating on my mission, I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. The knowledge that families can be together forever brings me great joy especially now while I am on my mission because I miss them a lot, but I know that what I am doing in my mission now is going to bring this same joy that I have in my life to the lives of the people I teach here.

How I live my faith

I have served in several callings in my life, but right now I am a missionary and its amazing experience!

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

In my life I have come to know my Heavenly Father more by living in accordance to the teachings of Jesus Christ, but more than that I have come closer to him by studying about Him in the scriptures and praying a lot. I am currently serving a mission and there is no way that I could do this without the support from my Heavenly Father because my family is far away and I can only talk to them once a week through email, it is very comforting to know that I can literally talk to my Father in Heaven at whatever moment and feel of his love and support. I have never prayed so much in my life as I have here in the mission, and I have recieved much strength from this. I know that we have a Father in Heaven and that He loves us and wants to help us, all we need to do is ask. Show more Show less