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Hi I'm Jacob Wilson

Married with four children, recently left the Army after almost 8 years, starting nursing school in Denver in Sept 2012.

About Me

I am 34 year old married man with 4 children; ages ranging from 8 years old to 5 months (2 boys, 2 girls). I love being home with my wife and children more than anything in the world. I've spent the last seven and a half years in the U.S. Army, first as an enlisted military policeman then as a maintenance officer. I have also deployed to Iraq two times. I've recently left the active army and am now in the reserves. I enjoy running, hiking, biking (cycling), playing the piano and trumpet, singing, and spending time with my wife and children. In just a few weeks (September 2012) I will start a RN program in Denver. Before I joined the army I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for a few years while working towards my bachelor’s degree in Russian. This was a rewarding experience and has taught a great deal about the value of people or the worth of a human soul. A few other unique things about me include the fact that grew up in a single home with an older brother and two younger sisters. I lived in the Ukraine for two years as a missionary. I have also served a church organist since I was 13 years old.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I absolutely know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ’s true church upon the earth today. I know God lives and that He hears and answers my prayers. When I was eleven years old, my parents had already been divorced for several years at this point. When my dad left my mom, he also left the Mormon Church and became a Baptist. At this point my dear mother was simply struggling to take care of herself and keep own head above water. I had an older brother and two younger sisters. For some reason, I started to doubt if anybody loved or cared for me. I just didn’t feel that I was important or that I mattered to anyone. Of course, I wouldn’t feel any love from my siblings, because at that age we just fought all the time, which is normal and typical. As time went on, I began to feel more and more troubled about this. So, I put into practice what I was taught by my mother, I prayed. This was the first time I ever “truly” prayed, and I simply asked God if He loved me. At that moment I felt an intense love and peaceful assurance deep within me, which was God’s spirit speaking to my spirit, that God is real, that He lives, and that He indeed loves me. There is no doubt; and there has never been any doubt since that day, that there is a God in heaven. He lives and He loves each and every one of His children intensely and deeply. I am a Mormon because I have learned truth, such as those mentioned above, through the power of the Holy Ghost. I have simply asked God whether this or that truth is true, and through the Holy Ghost I have come to know for myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living / doing what I know is right and true. Currently I teach the adult Sunday school class each Sunday. I enjoy teaching the truths from the Book of Mormon.