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Hi I'm Jacob Stovall

I was raised in the US and I am currently serving a Full Time Mission in Alaska. I am currently in Knik Fairview ward.

About Me

I am a convert of about five years. I have three siblings; Alex, Sarah and Zachariah. I am the youngest of all the kids, my parents names are John and Deborah. I have lived all over the southeast and I am currently serving a mission in Alaska. I love too play sports, find a sport and I will learn and play. I am a very social person, my motto is you are my best friend until you dictate other wise. I love cheese and peanut butter, I will eat just about anything with that combo. My goal in life is to become as Christlike as I can and be the best disciple I can be. I love to hike and do anything outdoors with family and friends. I love being a missionary, it has changed my life. Having the opportunity to serve Him is one of the greatest blessings I receive. If you ever want to talk doctrine, I am willing and ready to do so. Most of all what defines me is, my testimony of Jesus Christ. My whole life revolves around it, any decision I make I first consult the big man up top. One of my favorite things to do is to share my testimony with others. If I can help one person strengthen there conviction than it was worth all of the failures prior.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of this church because missionaries came knocking on my door and began to teach me lessons. The missionaries were kind and inviting and as I began to read the Book of Mormon I felt the spirit stronger than I ever had and I gained a testimony of it. I claim the title of Mormon happily because, I know it changes lives and the Atonement of Christ leads to a truly lasting change and not just a superficial change.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full time mission in the Alaska Anchorage mission. I try my best and always try to improve. I want everyone who does not have this happiness to have it, so in turn I share the gospel with all.One big way I live my faith is I try to always be worthy and willing to serve in whatever capacity I am called, even if I am not always amazed with the call. The Lord qualifies who he calls, to whatever it may be. All I really know is, the Church is true, the book is blue, and Moroni is still on the ball, so I continue to do the Lord's work.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Jacob Stovall
We are called Mormons because we beleive in the Book of Mormon so people just call us that as a nickname. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Jacob Stovall
The priesthood is the power and authority to act in Gods name. The priesthood to me has been a life changer. It has given me the ability to baptize and the strength I need to preach and teach. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jacob Stovall
Being a Mormon is a very fulfilling thing. We believe in serving our fellow man and our savior with the talents He has blessed us with. It allows us to progress together as a spiritual family. As brothers and sisters we are all trying to improve and become more like Christ. As we apply the Atonement of Christ and strive to live the commandments, we all can experience the true happiness that comes from living a life of devotion to the Savior. Being a Mormon truly helps us reach our full potential as sons and daughters of God, and live a happy life. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jacob Stovall
We are considered a cult by some because we do not believe in a religion derived from the Nicene Creed. We believe that the Gospel was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith, with Jesus Christ at its head. The idea that we are a cult comes from misunderstanding of what we believe, and a lack of interest to dispel the myth from some. Whatever has been said the Church is governed by Jesus Christ, and we invite all to come to know of its truthfulness through the power of the Holy Ghost and fervent prayer. 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?

Jacob Stovall
Because it is a matter of worthiness to go to the Temple. Even if you are a member you can not go to the Temple unless you are a faithful member and strive to live the commandments. There is nothing secret about the Temple. We perform saving ordinances for the living as well as the dead, including Baptisms for our deceased ancestors. The covenants we make in the Temple are sacred, so we do not flaunt them to the world, we hold them as just that sacred. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Jacob Stovall
Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Jacob Stovall
The Temple is used for as a place to receive revelation. We perform ordinances for ourselves and those who have passed on. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Jacob Stovall
Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said: “Our major source of revenue is the ancient law of the tithe. Our people are expected to pay 10 percent of their income to move forward the work of the Church. The remarkable and wonderful thing is that they do it. Tithing is not so much a matter of dollars as it is a matter of faith. It becomes a privilege and an opportunity, not a burden. Our people believe in the word of God as set forth in the book of Malachi, that the Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour down blessings that there will not be room enough to receive them (Malachi 3:8-10). Moving and touching is the testimony of Latter-day Saints throughout the world concerning this, the Lord’s law for the financing of His work.” Show more Show less