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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in Arizona, where hot gets hotter. I compose, transpose, and improvise music on the piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play the piano every chance I get. I took piano lessons for one and a half years starting when I was 9. Then because my family moved and we didn't have money for lessons, I stopped playing. At first I thought that was the end of it, but I decided to teach myself songs that interested me. "Fur Elise" by Beethoven was the first, and most memorable song that I learned. It taught me to understand the piano in a whole new way. I had enjoyed playing the piano ever since I was introduced to it, but this song helped me to learn "about" the piano. it taught me how to feel, and play the piano. I have been playing the piano now for about 10 years. I started at a very basic level, and I am still learning, but every time I sit down to play I learn something that I didn't know before. I believe that it's a lot like life. Each day we set out to live, and hopefully we learn something. The things that we learn are then added to us, and we become better. I believe it important to live life well, one step at a time. Its the same with a song, all the notes played at once sounds terrible, but one by one, with a variation of tempo and combinations of notes, symphonies are created. I am so thankful for the lessons that I have learned while playing the piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the first of five kids. My parents were already members of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" when I was born, and I grew up believing in it. I feel like I have always had some sort of testimony of this church and I have gotten older my testimony has grown. There have been times in my life when my testimony was weak, and I made mistakes. Those were the times that I gained a testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I learned for myself of the sacrifice my Savior made for me. That alone is just one of the reasons why I am a member of this church. I was born into a family that had already accepted the doctrines and principles of " The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints", but I had to come to know for myself if it was true. I want to live every day in a way that attests to my my belief and testimony of this church and the values it embraces. You can learn for yourself about what I know is true. Read "The Book of Mormon", I know it probably sounds strange, and your might be shaking your head; but, that is the way that you can know, and understand why 14+ million people have been baptized into the Christian religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Its a simple process that will change your life. Read it, think about it, and then pray about it. That's how I came to know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day in everything I do. I am currently serving a mission in Florida. "Serving a mission," means I have chosen to give 2 years of my life to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am learning a new language, Spanish, and going to place I have never been before to teach people I have never met. This isn't something that I was forced to do, but something I want to do. I try to live my life in a way that reflects what Christ would do. Even though I am very much imperfect, I rely on the Atonement of my Savior everyday, I try my best to continue in faith and diligence. I know that when I do my very best, and seek the help of the Lord, I can qualify for the blessing of forgiveness and I can be made clean again. I know that through simple everyday actions such as; prayer, scripture study, and weekly church attendance, each of us can qualify for the blessings of Heaven, in this life, and in the life hereafter.