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Hi I'm Jake Powell

I have lived in Idaho my entire life. I am preparing to serve a mission to the Philippines. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I have grown up in Idaho and loved it! I have been taught to be free thinking and hard working. Although I know how to play hard.... having enjoyed the blessing of riding snowmobiles and dirtbikes throughout my life with my family. We always go to the mountains to go camping and enjoy each other's company. Besides the Temple the mountains are my favorite place to be. I am 19 and preparing to serve a Mission to the Philippines.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because living this faith has brought me the most happiness and joy I have ever experienced, and it is an eternal, lasting happiness. I was a freshman in High School the first time I realized that God was real. I had decided to pray to know who to give a pass-along card to (a card with the LDS Missionaries contact information on it). The missionaries had asked us to pray to know and I didn't think much of it. So that night I knelt down and prayed specifically to know who needed the card I had, and I thought of a boy in my grade that I had not talked to or seen in a long time. He was, to be completely honest, one of the last people I would have ever thought of. But for some reason the Lord wanted me to give him this pass-along card and I knew he had made known his will to me that night. Since that night my testimony of Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father has only increased as I have nurtured it and learned of Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day of the week. It is difficult some of the time but always worth it. I am very active in the local Single Adult Branch of the Church. I have two callings that both allow me to visit the other members regularly which is a blessing in itself. But, I guess the biggest way that I personally live my faith is by standing as a witness and example of Jesus Christ everywhere I go. I do not swear or take the name of the Lord in vain. I do not laugh at obscene jokes or crude humor. I work hard and make sure that I do not slack in my responsibilities. I try my best to lift others and help them if they are in need. And I study the scriptures and feast often on the words of the Prophets both ancient and from today.

What is the priesthood?

Jake Powell
The Priesthood is the authority God has given us to act in His name. God speaks to his Children through those men Ordained as Prophets who hold this Priesthood. With the Priesthood we as disciples of Christ are able to help and bless the lives of others. This authority is a gift and a blessing but has to be respected and honored by both the holder and those without that opportunity. Only males are able to hold the Priesthood. I am blessed to hold this Priesthood and am grateful for this opportunity and responsibility. Show more Show less