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Hi I'm Shania Jacobson

I am a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion. I am the oldest of six. I am a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve in the Nagoya, Japan mission. I report on October 14th. This is a great experience for me because I will be able to go to Japan and serve the people there. I know it will be hard, but I know the Lord will be by me the entire time. I consider myself to be a hard worker, and I hope that I can show this while I am out in the field. I really enjoy studying the scriptures, and I love learning. After my mission, I will be returning to BYU-Idaho to continue my education. I am currently studying International Studies with an Asian emphasis, so going to Japan will truly be a blessing in my studies. I have five younger siblings, and the next sibling, my brother Andrew, should be putting in his papers soon. I am so excited to see where he will go!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is my way of life. I naturally like to do right and to serve people, and being Mormon allows me to do this effortlessly. When I finished reading the Book of Mormon for the first time, I prayed about it, and it felt like I was wearing several sweaters during the summer here in Redding (that's like 107 degrees everyday by the way). It was amazing. You know the temples all around the world? Beautiful right? I am able to enter them and enjoy the beauty from the inside, and I can feel the spirit. This spirit is one of my best friends; he keeps me out of trouble, and he helps me feel good about my choices and what I do. I can't imagine life without this gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by striving to be an example. Of course I make mistakes; I'm human. I avoid using profane language, I keep myself modest, my thoughts as clean as I can, etc. It helps to have other Mormons at school with me. It is also through my actions. One of my friends says we are different, even when we speak. This is true because we keep our language clean. I also go to Seminary every morning before church, and I talk about the gospel to my friends.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Shania Jacobson
After the apostles were killed from off the earth, all of the inhabitants fell into turmoil and confusion. The restoration of the Gospel allowed God to speak to his people again as well as create order within us. Without order, we can not function or move ahead in our discoveries. Before the apostles were killed, they were very intellectual about things like medicine. They lost that after the apostles were killed, and we barely regained it back after the church was restored. The bible is not enough sometimes. We need a prophet to guide and direct us. The bible was doctrine for the Hebrews and people of the past (not that it can't guide us now); we needed modern doctrine. For instance, all of the sacrificial ceremonies talked about in Leviticus; we do not do these now, but they were important back then before Jesus visited the earth. Modern doctrine is important now, and that is why the church was restored. Show more Show less