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Hi I'm Jackson

I grew up in California. I work on a farm during the summers and ran cross country in high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in California most of my life, but during the summer I work on my Grandfather's dairy farm in Idaho. Previously I have been employed as a paper boy, gardener, and handyman. I enjoy writing and have been relatively successful in several writing and speech contests. At a young age I was diagnosed with Whilm's tumor, but recovered. I have run track and cross country for my high school for 4 years. My interests and hobbies are cars, reviewing books, and writing. In addition to that I am an Eagle Scout and love to camp and hike, especially in Yosemite. I was also a police cadet with my hometown's police department, and wish to pursue a career in law enforcement. I have been accepted to BYU and will go there after my mission to major in communications or Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by my parents, who are Mormon. My decision to join and be baptized was made on my own after thoughtful prayer and study of the scriptures. By doing so the Holy Ghost testified to me that this is the true Church. However, a huge contribution to my testimony came to me at a young age when I had cancer. I was very ill, and it is my deepest conviction that without the blessings of the gospel I would not be here today. I am aware of this everyday of my life, and every time I pray I thank Heavenly Father for allowing me to continue living upon this earth. Because of the miracle of my life I am determined to spread the joy the joy of the gospel to as many people as I can reach out to.

How I live my faith

I have served in many leadership positions in our church, but one of my favorite duties is home teaching. I home teach 5 families, and love them all dearly and enjoy watching them grow and succeed. I frequently organize events for our youth such as cake decorating contests or Christmas caroling, in addition to my priesthood duties, which include the administration of the Sacrament and home teaching. Outside of Church activities, I find great joy in sharing the gospel with friends and co-workers whenever I have the opportunity. I am currently training in the MTC for my mission to Buenos Aires North, and serve as my MTC district´s District leader.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

We believe that after we die, our spirit separates from our physical body and goes to a place known as the Spirit World. The prophet Alma in the Book of Mormon explains it "Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life." Here, the spirits of the good and bad exist in separate states of happiness, depending on whether or not they followed God's commandments here on Earth. The Spirit World is not a permanent resting place, but rather a type of waiting room for when we are resurrected. Paul said in Corinthians 15:20-22 ''But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.'' We believe, that everybody will be resurrected, whether they were good or bad. I know that there is some discussion of whether the resurrection will be a physical or spiritual resurrection. We believe that it will be a physical resurrection, like that of Jesus Christ, where our body and spirit will come together again in a perfect form, and we will not die again. Show more Show less