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Hi I'm Jacob Haskins

I served in the US Army. I now work in the medical field. I am a son, a brother, a husband , a father. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up loving the outdoors. My family spent a lot of time camping, fishing, hiking, and canoeing. I'm the oldest of three boys. Growing up, I couldn't wait to be able to live on my own. After graduating from high school, I began working as a courtroom bailiff and moved out.... and in with my uncle (baby steps). After a little over a year, I joined the US Army as a 91Delta (surgical tech) and began my career in the medical field. While in the Army, I married my wife and have now been together nearly twenty years. I have four beautiful children with the oldest preparing to go on his mission. I am currently balancing attending college full time with working full time. As often as I can, I take my family camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking, just as my parents did with me.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in my Heavenly Father and his love for me as one of his children. I know that I am made in his image. I know that he has created a plan for me to be able to return to him after my time here on earth called the plan of salvation. Through the sacrifice of my older brother Jesus Christ, I have the opportunity to repent of my sins and correct the errors I make in this life. I was born a member of this church but fell away in my late teens and early twenties. This knowledge brings me great comfort as I was living in the world and of the world. I broke many of my Father's commandments and struggled greatly with the word of wisdom. I can testify of the peace that repentance can bring to your soul and the change it will bring to your life. I know my Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to have all that he does, eternal life and ultimately, exaltation if I but live the gospel and obey his commandments and honor the covenants that I make with him in the temple. I believe without a doubt that families are forever and upon death are reunited as such in the presence of our Father. I am thankful for the prophet Joseph Smith who as a young boy followed the instructions given in the bible that if any lack wisdom let him ask of God (James 1:5). Through the faith of this young man, the restoration of the gospel was made possible. Since him we have continously been led by a true modern day prophet of God. We have the opportunity to attend the temple and do the work required for our relatives to receive the blessings we do as well. No man could devise such a great and wonderful message as was first shared with Joseph and is now shared throught the world. I have studied the scriptures and know of the truth that they contain. We believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God reflecting the lives of others lead to this land in ancient days. This does not replace the bible but confirms it. I testify of the truthfulness of these things to you in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the 1st councilor in the Bishopric and am whats called a home teacher. Each month, I go to the members home that I am assigned to see and take spiritual message and just visit with them. This gives me an opportunity to make sure that they do not have any issues we may not have been aware of and help them. Whether its simply cutting the grass or re-roofing it gives us the opportunity to provide service to someone in need. In our ward, we participate in what is known as an inner church council which is a group of local churches of multiple faiths that combine their resources regardless of doctrinal differences to help relieve and improve the community. As the first councilor, I also have the privilege of working with the youth and younger children so I get to help with some of the programs that they do. For instance, children from the ages of four to twelve will put on a Mother's and/or Father's day program. I also get to participate in youth Temple trips. It is truly a blessing and wonderful opportunity to work with the younger generation. In my home I get to use the priestood in blessing my home and my family. When my wife or children are sick, I can use the Melchizedek priestood and offer them a blessing knowing that my line of authority can be traced back to Melchizedek himself. I am also able to offer my children a Father's blessing whenever they want one. I strive to live the teachings of our Savior in every aspect of my life and try to be an example to others.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jacob Haskins
Yes they can. In the Bible, Christ gave his deciples the power to "seal" families in this life together for all eternity. The proodf of this is found in Mathew chapter 16 verse 19. which reads "And i will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" This sealing power exists today in our temples. Family members who accept the Atonement of Christ and follow his example can be sealed together through sacred ordinances. These ordinances seal a husband and wife for all eternity in this life and the next. throught ths ordinance children are likewise sealed to their parents as an eternal family. Show more Show less