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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in Sacramento, California. I enjoy playing piano, reading, sports, and ping pong. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I grew up I gained a love for reading, athletics, and being in the outdoors. The summer before my freshmen year in college I had the incredible opportunity of taking part in the Philmont Scout Ranch where I back packed for over thirty miles in the backwoods of New Mexico with my scout troop. Though none of us enjoyed the dry packaged food that we ate for the entire two weeks that we were there, we all enjoyed the chance we had to appreciate nature. I was a member of the cross country team for all four years of high school, and I obtained my eagle scout award near the beginning of highschool. These experiences, in addition to the many amazing people I shared them with have defined who I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I beleive that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints contains the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The commandments that we are given allow us to grow closer to God and obtian lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and living the gospel of Jesus Christ is a lifestyle. Every week I get the opportunity to partake in the Sacrament, an ordinance in which, members of the church covenant to take upon themselves the name of Christ and always remember him, and in return are promised to always have his Spirit to be with them. In order to keep this covenant, it is required that one lives as Christ would have us, keeping all of the commandments that we have been given. One of these commandments is that we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The good news that through faith on His name and through repentance for our sins, a process in which we admit our wrongdoings and strive to avoid making the same mistakes, we can return to our loving Heavenly Father and become like Him. Whenever I can, I accompany the missionaries so that I can help share this wonderful news.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We beleive that Jesus Christ was baptised in order to serve as an example and to be obedient to Heavenly Father's commandments. He showed us all that we need to get baptism in order to return to the presence of the Father. In these latter days, in which the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the Earth, we all have the opportunity to show our willingness to commit our lives to serving our Heavenly Father through entering the waters of baptism and promising to take upon ourselves the name of Christ. However, there have been times when the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, including the authority to baptise, have been taken from the Earth. People living on the Earth during these times did not have the opportunity to be baptised. Baptism is one of the ordinances neccessary to returning to the presence of our Father in Heaven. We perform baptisms on behalf of our ancestors who did not have the chance to while they lived on the Earth so that they can have the opportunity to return to our Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father blesses us as we do our part to help our fellow sons and daughters of God obtain eternal life (the opportunity to dwell in the presence of our Heavenly Father). Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is our loving Heavenly Father. We are a lot more like Him than many believe. Like us, He has a body of flesh and bones, though His is perfect and glorified. He sent His son to pay the price of our sins so that through repentance and hard work, we can become like Him. He is the perfect example of a selfless Father. He has created all that is in this world for us. Even though it pains Him to see us suffer through many of the tests and trials of this life, He allows it so that it can better us. He empathizes completely with us. He is never far away from us. Through the Holy Ghost, another member of the Godhead we can constantly feel His love for us and enjoy the guidance of His Gospel. Show more Show less