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Hi I'm Jaqson

I'm a robotics enthusiast, love to study, enjoy exercising, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to design and build things. I enjoy working with electricity, doing woodwork , working with electronics parts, and diagnosing and fixing problems. A principle that I have learned in life, and one that I absolutely love, is work. My parents have been great examples to me of hard work. My father does concrete foundations on homes for a living, and I had the opportunity to work with him in my youth. My Mom enjoys making house plans and doing interior design. Our family spends a lot of time together working on house projects. Projects I have enjoyed doing are: Designing and building electronic machines in school, like a miniature pinball machine that I made from scratch; programming robots at the tech college I attend; doing electrical work in houses; building wood signs; and playing with Legos as a child. I like to keep my room clean and organized. I study books often. I enjoy exercising, which mostly consists of simple exercises like push-ups and sit-ups. However, I do enjoy playing basketball. I played recreation basketball and church ball throughout my youth. I lived in Hooper and Ogden Valley in Utah during my childhood; Preston, Idaho in my youth; and in Hawaii for a couple years during my mission, which I absolutely loved! During high school, I participated in cross country, track, The National Honor Society, and electronics classes. I feel blessed to live in the Cub River canyon in Idaho, where it is peaceful, and filled with beautiful nature.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by my parents in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am so glad that I am a member, and I will always be one. As a member of the Church, I have learned how to obtain everlasting happiness, and have gained a testimony of the gospel: I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, and that he loves each and every one of us unconditionally. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. We are guided by prophets and apostles who help us stay on the right course, and share revelation from God with us on how to improve our lives. I enjoy reading the Book of Mormon. It is the most correct and true book on earth. It gives me guidance each day, and I learn something new from it each time that I read it. I know that families can be happy as they learn from each other and spend time with each other. We all make mistakes, and I'm happy to know that we can repent of our sins and be forgiven. I know that humans go through challenges in life to strengthen them so they can progress and be successful. I know that God will not give any of his children a challenge that they can't overcome. I know that when you serve others, you have more happiness, and your own life flows smoothly. I know that being obedient, faithful, humble, and enthusiastic about learning the gospel are other ways to find happiness in life. I know that the treasures in heaven are far more valuable than those found on the earth. I know that God is merciful and just, and that he loves all of his children. I am so happy on Sundays, and I always look forward to the Sabbath Day. It is so nice to go to church, where people meet in peace, and share their testimonies and personal experiences with each other. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had to serve a mission, where I learned more about Christ and how to follow his example. I love to see the temple. Life is so enjoyable as a member of this church!

How I live my faith

I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a child, my parents taught me the basic principles of the gospel, which I am very thankful for. Throughout my youth, I participated in Mutual, which is a social gathering for youth church members that occurs on one evening of the week. It was a fun experience. When I was age 12-13, we mostly did scouting activities, like camping, learning skills for life, and earning merit badges. It was great stuff to learn. As I grew older, the activities were even more fun and helped us as young men to prepare for our missions, and to prepare for the rest of our lives. I was able to serve in leadership positions from age 12-18, and the youth I served with and associated with taught me a lot. Seminary, earning my Eagle Scout award, and the Duty to God program were excellent experiences that taught me a lot. After graduating from high school , I finished earning the funds I needed to serve an LDS mission for two years. I served my mission in the Hawaiian islands, where I met some of the most loving, kind, and Christlike people I have ever met. Serving a mission strengthened my testimony significantly. I love studying the scriptures. Right now I attend the young single adult ward. It is fun associating with young adults who are going through similar stages in life, such as preparing for a mission, working, attending college, and searching for a future spouse. It is a great opportunity for young adults to learn leadership skills, build new relationships, and teach each other. One of my favorite weekly activities is attending Institute. The canyon that I live in has a special home ward in it, with many service-oriented members. By serving each other, we grow to love each other more and more each day. The adults who teach the youth really care for the youth and want them to have bright futures. I have really come to love service projects, especially those unexpected opportunities that come up.