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Hi I'm Jacob Christensen

I'm from Utah and New York, an engineering undergraduate student, fond of bad puns, and a mormon.

About Me

My family moved from Syracuse, New York to Utah when I was young, so I grew up in Utah. I played the oboe, bassoon, and saxophone in high school. I served as a volunteer missionary for 2 years in New York City, speaking Mandarin Chinese. I am currently working on my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, with a minor in Mandarin. After I finish at BYU, I plan to apply for graduate school in Nuclear Engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe it is true. Regardless of the fact that I grew up in this church, I wanted to know for myself if it was true, not rely on others' faith. I set a goal in life to always find the truth, and what I realized was that this Gospel had better potential to bring happiness to my life than anything else. Starting from that point, I began to exercise the principles of the Gospel in my life, and I began to see the blessings promised. I also could very clearly see that when I "dropped the ball" so to speak, I noticed that the quality of my life went down. Not necessarily the actual physical living conditions, but my outlook, how I felt, and who I was did not match the person that I really wanted to be if I didn't keep up my side of the bargain.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by remembering how much emphasis in this church is placed on Agency. The ability to chose between right and wrong is given to all people, and none of us are ever denied the option to ask questions. Having a more scientific mind, I look at the gospel from a logical standpoint, and I tend to ask a lot of questions. But I always remember that the best person to ask is our Father in Heaven.