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Hi I'm Jesse Vincent

I am from Idaho. I love to play the violin, play disc golf and tennis, and learn new languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am eighteen years old. I am currently in the MTC, preparing to serve a mission in Singapore. Education is very important to me, and I do personal study on subjects I can't get in public school. My friends and I enjoy to do just about anything: camping, fishing, disc golfing, bowling, pool, and so much more. I like to get out of the house and do just about anything. Service is something I try to base my life on, and I help out in anyway I can. One of the most important things to me is language. Ever since I started high school, I've picked up languages pretty well. From my education, I have picked up Spanish, Italian, and French, with German and Japanese as my next courses of study. Now, I am learning Malay in the MTC, and I hope to become fluent in as soon as possible! I have been gifted with languages. In the last week, I have learned 300 words and my goal is to have 1500 words memorized. Although this is a very rapid improvement, I am still slow in learning how to teach. It is more important to learn how to teach with the Holy Ghost than to teach with fancy new words in Malay. The language of the spirit pierces every heart, no matter the language.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of the LDS Church. However, I don't think I really became converted to the Church until I was about 14. I enjoyed church before then, but I never took a great interest into it until I took seminary in high school. At that time, I had a hard time going to Church because of a few of the other kids that were in my classes. When I started to take Seminary, I read The Book of Mormon all the way through for the first time. That's when I knew that I wanted to know more about the Gospel. My leaders noticed the difference after that point. They noticed the change that I went through, and my willingness to do anything that they asked of me. I know that the Church is true, and that The Book of Mormon can help plant the seed of faith into your heart, you just need to read it, and pray to know if it is true, and I know that it is true. I have read it several times, both in English, Spanish, and Italian, and regardless of what language or background you are from, there is nothing false within its covers. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, and he is and will be a mediator for me as God will judge me. I know that our families will be together forever. My hopes is that I can help others see these things, too.

How I live my faith

There are many places where I find myself serving the Lord. My favorite story to share is about my first time feeling like a missionary. I met a foreign exchange student from New Zealand. He was a devoted Christian, and when we met him, he was excited to learn about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When he went home, he asked from the missionaries to come to his family. Their lives have been rather difficult, and we have helped their family learn of the Gospel. Today, his parents and his several siblings are now a part of the Church, and now they are sharing it with others. It is amazing to see how missionary work can cascade. It only has to start with one person, and then it goes to a whole family perhaps, and then to their friends. Other than missionary work, I have given service to any place I can. From grading tests for a teacher or preparing food for the Food Bank to indexing hundreds of names for family history work, I find myself trying to do whatever I can for others. The good thing to remember is that there is never an end for good things to do.