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Hi I'm Jake

I love to sing. I'm learning to speak Tagalog. I'm serving as a missionary in Edmonton, Canada, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would have to say that my all time favorite thing to do is learn. As a missionary I've learned a lot about myself and a lot about the world. I'm also starting a new adventure learning how to speak Tagalog, the language of the Philippines.I pretty much love doing everything and I love having a new experience every day. Some things I like to do include (but aren't limited to) singing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, robot-building, gaming, swimming, and working hard. Something else that i'm passionate about is being able to tell people about Jesus Christ and how he's our Savior, and I'm grateful for that knowledge in times of trial. I love to be myself and do what I know is right! And every day is a new opportunity to grow and improve myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for a lot of reasons. I have been a member of this church all my life, but there came a point in my life when I had to know for myself that the things I believed where really the truth. I knelt down in prayer to my Heavenly Father and asked him if I was following the path that he wanted me to take. He gave me the strongest of feelings in my heart that this is where I am supposed to be, and I felt his Spirit witness to me in a profound way that this is the fullness of his gospel restored to the earth. Nothing could make me deny the knowledge that I have about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and of Joseph Smith and other leaders of the Church as Prophets today. Because of the gospel that I am taught here, I understand and have a relationship with my Heavenly Father and know how to talk to him. As I've served a mission I've learned more and more about the Savior every day and I try to be more like him and follow his example and teachings. I am a Mormon because I have received a very real answer from God that he loves me and wants me to go out and share this gospel with as many of his children as he can put in my path. I am a Mormon because I love my family and I know that I can be with them not only in this life but for eternity, and that knowledge is something that I love to share with others not of my faith and show them through the scriptures that their Heavenly Father really does have a plan for them and wants them to talk to him every day and develop a relationship with Him.

How I live my faith

I am currently living my faith by serving a mission. Not only do I get to go around and tell people about Jesus Christ, who he is and what his gospel is, but I also get to serve and help them as best I can. I love to teach the gospel. I try every day to follow my Savior's example and become more like him. When I'm imperfect I go to my Father in Heaven and I ask him for help. I keep all of God's commandments as best I can, and I know that He will bless me for being obedient. I love to serve others, and that is my favorite part about serving a mission, because I get to serve others every day. I try and serve the communities that I'm in with my time and effort wherever its needed. I love to teach others that they are children of a loving heavenly father, and I try to recognize that in myself and be an example of someone who believes in Jesus Christ and be recognized as that person when people see me. I study my scriptures and pray every day and try to learn more about Jesus Christ and how he knows me personally.