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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jake. I was born in the Philippines. My family and I moved to Vancouver, Canada when I was 10. I like to try new things and so moving to Canada was great. Don't get me wrong though; I also love my Philippine heritage. I love to eat and I love to cook. Great combination. I like playing all kinds of games: video games, sports, card games, etc. I also love to listen to and play music. I grew up in a family of 5 kids. It was a TON of fun. I always have good memories growing up with all of my siblings. I especially loved playing all kinds of games with them like hide-and-seek (even inside the house) and RISK and even tag. Pretty much a big kid. I've always loved my family. They are a lot of fun. They give me a lot of comfort when I'm feeling down. I don't even need to talk to them sometimes to feel that; I just spend time with them and that's fine with me. I feel so blessed to be with my family. I feel even more blessed to know that I can be with them forever.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both converts to the Church. My mom joined with her family when she was young and my dad joined a few years after marrying my mom. I was raised having the beliefs of the Church so I grew up familiar with what we believe as LDS members. I grew up believing in God an His Son Jesus Christ. I grew up believing that we as a family can be together even after this life. I grew up believing that in order to have a happy and fulfilling life, I would need to live like Christ. However, even with having these ideals throughout my life, I still came to my own conclusion that it would be of no benefit to me if I did not know for myself if these things were true. This meant I had to seek my own conviction if these principles were true and that it really came from God. I have asked my Father in heaven through prayer to know if the things I've been taught are true and I felt that they were. And so here we are!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by choosing to serve as a missionary (kind of like an ordained minister). It gave me the opportunity to share my beliefs with others and help them to see how the teachings of Christ can help them. I was also blessed to have the opportunity to serve other people through community service projects and helping them build their faith in Jesus Christ and strengthen their relationship with God. I try and follow the teachings of Christ and applying those principles in daily life. For example, I try and treat others nicely because that's what Christ would do for them. I also try and serve others and help them through their own challenges in life. In addition, I try and do my best to study the words of Christ as written in the Bible and the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I try to find ways on how I can apply His teachings in everyday situations such as being honest in my dealings with others and how I choose to react when I've been wronged. When I talk with people, I try and see their point of view instead of jumping ahead and shutting them down with my own opinions. Even though at times, it can be hard, I still try to because I know that's how Jesus Christ would want me to live.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

The missionaries will mainly talk about Jesus Christ and what He has done for all of us. Being a former missionary, I told people of how they can strengthen their relationship with God by following a pattern of living that enables them to grow closer to Him. They will not force anyone to accept their message but rather they invite everyone they meet to test their message. Test it to see whether it is true or not. Show more Show less