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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a student at Brigham Young University. I'm a musician and a hiker. I'm studying to be a doctor. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music and the outdoors and family. I am an undergrad student at BYU. I served a mission for two years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have sung in several high school and college choirs and play the piano and organ. I thoroughly enjoy backpacking, especially near Mt. Whitney in California. I enjoy running, but not competitively. I am number 2 of 6 kids in my family. Right now I am planning on going into Medicine. I love nature and music and being outdoors where I can enjoy God's creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active LDS family which many think is the easy route. In some ways, that may be true. But I have had to work very hard to gain my testimony. I would not be going to church every week or serving a two year mission if I did not know this gospel was true. The reason I don't give up on this gospel, on Jesus Christ, or on God, is because they will NEVER give up on me. Ever. I have come to that conclusion countless times. I have been in dark, lonely places in my life. Often times it has felt like there is just no way out. Please, if you have felt this, know that there is always hope. Jesus Christ is that hope. I know this to be true because I have felt His love and His power in my life. I have made mistakes, but don't we all? And I rest assured that every time I make a mistake I can repent and be forgiven and the love and mercy of Jesus Christ can fill my life. I have felt the pain and guilt of having done something wrong, just like everyone else. But, more importantly, I have felt the joy and happiness that comes from God through His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. If you are struggling in any way, even if you're not, come unto Christ. There is absolutely no greater joy in this life than the joy that comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Millions of us strive to do it every day because we know that Christ lives and loves us and has provided a way for us to return to our Father in Heaven. I know that Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer, lives. I know this to be true by the power of the Holy Ghost. Please, come unto Jesus.

How I live my faith

As a child of God with a knowledge of the gospel I strive to go about doing good just as the Savior Himself would do, in hopes that I can help my brothers and sisters come home to Him. . One truth that has guided my every day actions has been the thought that we are here on earth to walk each other home.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

I know that the most important role the Holy Ghost plays is that of testifying to our hearts that there is a God above. As prophets have said, the creator of the very universe in which we live, knows and loves us individually and wants us to return to Him. The way to return to Him is through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, whom I know lives because the Holy Ghost has testified it quietly to my heart and soul. Show more Show less