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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in Southern California. I'm a nursing student, dirt bike rider and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California and love the warm California sun. I'm currently living in Idaho while I attend nursing school and sometimes the snow can really make me miss the California winters. I attended High School and graduated about four years ago. In high school I ran cross country and track and it has given me a love for health and exercise. Since I was young I have loved riding dirt bikes. I love dirt-bike riding at the Glamis sand dunes down by the border with mexico. Dirt Bike riding has given me a sense of freedom and some of my most exciting times have been when I'm Five feet off the ground and praying to land on both wheels. About a two ago I returned home from a two years service mission to Bolivia. There I learned to love the culture of South America and I was able to learn Spanish. When Latin people meet me for the first time they are often shocked to find out that a "gringo" can speak their language. It always give me a good laugh. I'm currently attending Brigham Young University Idaho and just just started the nursing program here.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon. However, as I grew older I always heard a phrase repeated in church," you need to ask God for yourself if these things are true." I always remember feeling good about attending church, but I remember one day when I was 14 year old I felt that I needed to ask God for myself if the church was true. I prayed with real intent and felt the most amazing feeling ever. It was a feeling of peace and joy. I felt the Holy Ghost bear record to me that the church is true, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. I don't know all things , but since asking God if the church was true He has continued to reveal his will to me. I know that by obeying God's commandments I have been blessed and that I can speak with my Heavenly Father at anytime and He can reveal more light and truth to me. I love this gospel and know that it is the true. Since gaining a testimony, constant scripture study, prayer and fasting have helped me to maintain my relationship with Heavenly Father. Especially the Book of Mormon ! I'm so thankful for this gospel and know it to be true.

How I live my faith

Since I was young the church has taught me to be a good citizen. I participated in Boy Scouts from age 11 to 18 and learned many important life skills such as discipline, hard work, dedication, leadership and obedience. In high school I participated in sports and was made the Cross Country Varsity captain. I loved this position because I was able to lead and motivate my teammates to work hard. Some of the most rewarding experiences I had in High School were out running with my teammates. I had the opportunity to serve a two year service mission for the church in Santa Cruz Bolivia. We often preformed service projects that included building houses, digging wells, cleaning up streets and helping to dig out homes that had been flooded. On top of the service activities I participated in I was able to teach the people of Bolivia about the church and I was able to see many make sacred covenants with God such as baptism. They were some of the best two years of my life. I'm currently going to school and although I have a demanding schedule I serve as a secretary to to a presidency in charge of organizing service activities, planning fun outings and looking after the spiritual needs of 40 other men between the ages of 18- 30. My current position as a secretary allows me to help many young men that are struggling with the challenges of our current day. It is a very rewarding experience and often I believe I learn more from them then they do from me.