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Hi I'm Jacob

I enjoy writing. I dream too much. I am a Mormon

About Me

I like to learn. I play the accordion, write stories, and hope to work as a teacher one day. I recently returned from a two year mission, and I'm excited to spend time with my little brother, saving the world from aliens.

Why I am a Mormon

Truth is not something that cannot be proven wrong, or something that cannot falter. Truth is something that will be proven correct, with every trial that you face. I am not a Mormon because I woke up that way, I am a Mormon because of the truths I have learned yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I have proven that my faith and beliefs will always hold strong to me, as long as I hold strong to them.

How I live my faith

I think the simplest way I try to live my faith is by treating others with kindness. This is something my mother taught me. I other friends stories I can take the role of a side character, helping them on their adventure. I also try to live my faith by growing. Rather than defining myself by who I used to be, or by who I am, I'm trying to define myself by who I am striving to become.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

I can confidently say that no one forced me to serve a mission. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints would not and could not require that of someone. A comitment of two years is something that I give willingly. I say this with all the confidence of one who has seen both sides: Any man or woman who has taken upon themselves the name of the Savior at baptism, who strives to live the commandments, and who feels the blessings and promptings of the Holy Ghost will desire to serve. Were the Apostles required to forcefully follow their Savior? We, like those who served before us, will go out of a love for our God, a love for his Only Begotten Son (who we represent), and a love for the people whom we serve. Show more Show less