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Hi I'm Jake

I was born in Ogden Utah. I'm a Mormon. I went to Ben lomond High School.

About Me

I am 20 years old. I am a High School Graduate and plan on going to College after I finish my mission for the Church. Some hobbies that I have are bee keeping, playing basketball, hiking, swimming, camping/backpacking, watching movies, and hanging out with my friends and family. I have done a lot of stuff with the Boy Scouts of America including earning my Eagle Scout award and going to the National and World Jamborees. I really enjoy doing service in the community and helping others in general. I have three brothers and two sisters in my family. My twin brother and I are the youngest in our family. Things we enjoy doing together is working with wood, going to church, playing board games as a family, and eating dinner together on Sunday nights. We also do a lot of out door activities with each other. I really enjoy being around my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been taught all about the church and its teachings ever since I was a child. I have come to know the truth of the principles I have been taught by trying them out and praying to God to find out the truth. I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and come to know through the power of the Holy Ghost that it is the word of God. And by that same power I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and that God restored his full and complete Gospel to the earth through him. I know that God answers prayers because he has answered mine. The teachings of the church have given me so much joy and happiness and I want others to have that same joy that I have. I know that through our savior Jesus Christ we can be forgiven of our sins if we repent of them and follow the commandments that he has given to us. He has a plan for each of us. We call it the Plan of Salvation. If we follow that plan we will make it back to live with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am serving in a town called Chipley Florida. What we do as missionaries is try to find those who are trying to come closer to their savior Jesus Christ and teach them about the restored Gospel and help them in any way that we can. We help them read and understand Gods word and help them live it. I really love the Gospel and want to help others to receive that same joy that has come into my life because of it.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jake
I am a Missionary for the Church. I proselyte because I know that God has restored his gospel to the earth and it brings me so much happiness. I want others to have that same happiness that I have. God loves each of us and wants us all to come to the unity of the faith as spoken about in Ephesians 4:13. I have prayed about this and know that it is true. That is why I try to help people to join Jesus Christ's true Church. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Jake
The Lord holds a high standard of worthiness to enter his holy house. "Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart" Psalms 24:3-4. There is nothing secret going on in the temples. The temple is a holy place where ordinances are preformed for the living and the dead. Members don't talk about their experiences in the temple because they are sacred to them. The temple is where we preform ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less