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Hi I'm Jake

I love live music, Star Wars, traveling, photography, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently reside in South Florida, where I enjoy to beautiful year-round warm weather. I am a college graduate, I majored in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. I work in both the property management industry as a front desk specialist and the aquatics field as a head lifeguard. I like having jobs that keep me on my feet, which prevents me from getting bored with life. I'm single, and enjoy going out with different groups of friends. Every day is different for me, I like not knowing what's in store. Keeps me on the edge. Traveling is a love of mine, especially to see new things and have new experiences. I have friends and family scattered around the world, and I love to visit all of them as often as possible. I'm the oldest of six, but I'm the last remaining unmarried. I've come to love my sisters and brother-in-law(s), and I really dig my niece and nephews. I'm a huge Cubs fan, one of my favorite places to visit is Wrigley Field. Being at Wrigley on November 2nd, 2016, was one of the greatest highlights of my life! I can finally say the Cubs are World Series Champions!!! One of my greatest pastimes is attending live concerts and listening to music on vinyl records. Nothing better than digging through bins and old record shops and finding a hard-to-find Neil Diamond album! Overall, I enjoy life. I strive to be happy and positive, and I hope it wears off on those around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, baptized at 8 years-old. I was raised in a family that was active in the Church, which has helped me to have something to fall back on since I've embarked on this journey of life on my own. It's great to be around other members, no matter where I've lived. They've always helped me to stay on the correct path, and enjoy life while doing it. I served a full-time mission when I was 19, which brought experiences that can't be replicated. I love to see others find the joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even since then, I've found that that's not the end of the road. Life has been full of learning experiences. I know that what I've been raised with and the knowledge I've acquired on my own has helped me in my quest to return to our Heavenly Father and be like Him one day. I'm very appreciative of the prophets we have on the earth today, who commune with God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, and the guidance they give me. The scriptures are amazing, especially the Book of Mormon. The more I read and study it, the more I realize that it has to be true. It makes more and more sense each time I read it. Prayer is an awesome gift the God has given to all of us. We are never alone! Being a Mormon has brought great joy into my life, and I am excited to discover the joys that wait for me around the corner as I continue to learn and grow.

How I live my faith

I frequently attend my church meetings, and I have never regretted it. Each time I strive to go with an open mind to learn something new, and usually it happens. I currently serve as the executive secretary for the bishopric of our congregation, which gives me the opportunity serve the other church members and help the leaders. We instruct the Gospel of Jesus Christ to each other, and we also teach it to others. All are invited to our meetings, we love visitors! On a daily basis I study the scriptures. They are a source to happiness, and they open the windows of heaven. Along with prayer, I am able to relate my own life to what I read, which helps me to live a more fulfilling life. I absolutely love going to the Temple. Whenever I travel I try to find a Temple and make time to visit. So far I've attended 28 Temples, and they are all uniquely special. I love the peace it brings to me, which revitalizes me and helps me to be able conquer my tasks I have ahead of me. One of my greatest blessings I've felt is when a Temple was built near my home in South Florida. I love it!

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

We were blessed with this Earthly life to be able to learn and grow. It is our individual responsibility to learn what God has planned for us, and to strive to achieve those plans. This includes learning to take care of ourselves and becoming self-reliant. When we are able to support ourselves, we will walk better hand-in-hand with others who are self reliant. There is strength in numbers! Show more Show less