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Hi I'm Jake

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm learning to play guitar. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm seventeen years old and I'm the youngest of three brothers. I love my Mom and Dad and I love spending time with them. I'm well on my way to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Scouting program. I really enjoy playing and listening to music. It's my favorite pass time. I picked up guitar about six months ago and I'm never gonna let it go. I would love to pursue music in some form whether it be music theory, theater, or rock n' roll!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but I haven't always known the Church to be true. When my eldest brother decided to serve a full time two-year mission I realized that there was something more to this church. I began reading the Book of Mormon in search of answers. I wanted to know why he was so willing to go and serve the Lord and others in such a selfless way. As I read the words written on the pages I began to feel something I had never felt before. Something that I always want to be in my life. It was the promptings of the Holy Spirit telling me that this book was true. Ever since then I've wanted to follow the example of my brothers and my Dad and serve a mission. I love my Mom, Dad, and two older brothers so much that I want to live with them for time and all eternity. I made the choice to be Mormon because of that. I've read the Book of Mormon and felt in my heart that it is the truest book ever written. It is another testament of Jesus Christ and His time in the Americas. It doesn't contradict, but it compliments the Bible in every way. I love my Heavenly Father and I know he wants me to be happy. I try my hardest to keep the commandments and to follow the Prophets here on Earth. I know that if I want to return to my Father in heaven and be with my family forever I need to live worthily.

How I live my faith

I serve as a Priesthood holder in my ward, I help prepare and bless the Sacrament each Sunday. I go out with the Missionaries to help them in any way I can. I'm truly thankful to be a member of church that values service and kindness.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jake
The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets who lived in the Americas. One such prophet was Lehi, who led his family from Jerusalem around 600 B.C. to America. They became a great civilization and prospered. God continued to call prophets to teach His people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of writings of these prophets preserved by prophets and record keepers. It's named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. Show more Show less