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Hi I'm Jacob Erickson

I was raised in Utah. I love the outdoors. I love my family. I'm a Mormon missionary in Southern England.

About Me

I love to camp, fish, mountain bike, snowboard, longboard, swim, golf--anything outside. I have studied at university for one year and I plan to pursue a career in Aerospace Engineering. I love to explore, create, and discover. I come from a family of 7, being the second oldest of 5 children (three sisters and a brother). My family is one of my greatest blessings in life. My parents have always taught me to love Heavenly Father and to obey Him. They have shown me the immense blessings that flow from a happy marriage centered the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and one day, I hope to have a family of my own to love and care for.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught from a young age about the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, and other key points of the Church. They helped me to understand life and its purpose. They taught me to love and serve others. They helped shape me into who I am today. I came to a point in my life when I started to wonder why my parents chose to follow this Church. I wanted to know why I had followed it for so long, and if it really was ''the true Church'' like so many said it was. So, I decided to follow the counsel from my parents and others and read the Book of Mormon, and then pray and ask Heavenly Father if everything is true. I read it all, I knelt down, and prayed, asking my Heavenly Father to let me know through the Holy Ghost if everything I had been taught and everything I had read was true. After my prayer and waited and listened. As I waited, a great feeling of peace and love settled on me and the Spirit whispered to me that I already knew it was true. I decided that answer was good enough for me to go a few steps further, after all, the Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ had only ever brought me safety, peace, and happiness. Why not continue? In hind sight, I can say that the greatest joy I have found in life has come because this Church. I am hoping to share this happiness with anyone that will listen because I know it will bless them too. I know that there is a Prophet and Twelve Apostles on the Earth today who receive guidance from God to guide this Church.

How I live my faith

I have spent a lot of time with the Young Men's youth program in the Church. It has helped prepare me to serve a mission and to be a father. I have also learned more about the Saviour and His love for each of us individually. I have also been enrolled in the Church Education programs at my High School and University where I continued to learn about Jesus Christ and His teachings. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the England London South Mission for the Church. I love the opportunities I get to teach the people of Southern England about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to see the changes that it makes in their lives. I am grateful that I have the chance to share my faith and to help others come closer to Jesus Christ.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Jacob Erickson
Missionaries will teach about Jesus Christ, His Gospel, and the Restoration of His Church. The messages they share will help bring an increase of hope, faith, peace, and love. Show more Show less