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Hi I'm Jake

I'm from Utah. I'm a musician. I'm about to serve a full time mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have just graduated high school. I'm in a band that creates a bunch of different genres of music from dub-step to classical. We all play multiple instruments. I play percussion, piano, and I sing. I also enjoy writing fantasy novels. It's been a huge hobby of mine. I'm not in college yet, but when I get there, I hope to major in music.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My mom was converted when she was younger and my dad grew up in the church. I consider myself very lucky to be born into such a home. The decision was never forced upon me to be a member of the church, though it was encouraged. There came a point in my growing up that I began to wonder if what my parents had been teaching me was true. So I got down on my knees and prayed to my Father in Heaven to ask him if the Book of Mormon was true, and if Jesus Christ really Atoned for the sins of the world--not just to go through the motions, but to know for myself. To my surprise, a powerful feeling came over me. It was like nothing I had ever felt before. Imagine you're being hugged by a loved one, then multiply that by 200. That's how wonderful it was. And I realized something in the midst of that feeling. It was all true. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The Book of Mormon is true. Joseph Smith really was a prophet, God truly inspired him. I KNOW it.

How I live my faith

In my church, I visit my neighbors to see how they're doing. It's an assignment given from my church leaders that I enjoy doing so much! It's like being assigned to do something you love to do anyway. How cool is that?!

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jake
Here's a good analogy to help answer this question: Imagine that somebody you love very much had to spend some time away from you. While he or she is gone, they write you a letter. Would you cherish that letter? I would. Then that person writes you another letter. Would you cherish that letter too? I would. But why? I already have one letter. Isn't that good enough? The Bible is the first letter in this analogy. The Book of Mormon is the second. We love and believe in them both because we know that they are written from God to us. Show more Show less