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Hi I'm Jacob

I study at school, I sing in a choir and I fly in a glider, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a teenage boy studying for my GCSEs. They feel quite difficult to me, but I am trying. My favourite subject is maths. I enjoy singing, and I play the guitar a little. I am in both my church choir and my school choir, and also my school Barbershop. Singing is the basis for my GCSE in music. I like to challenge myself with the things I sing, maybe I should do some grades. I have practised Judo for many years. It is much fun and has even been useful in the past, though I hope for it not to be. I have been skiing a few times, but not as many as I would like, as it is expensive. Some weekends I go gliding, which is an incredible experience, it has been the source of much joy in my life and I would recommend it to anybody for whom the opportunity may arise. Finally, I love to ride my unicycle! It is so much more fun than riding a bicycle, and the looks you get from people are hilarious. Since I started learning I have discovered a friend I have who could already ride it, and a number of my friends have joined the trend.

Why I am a Mormon

In some ways it was not originally my choice, being born into a family that were members of the church, but at this point I could have left had I wished to. I have chosen to stay. The church feels true to me in every way. When I think about it, I can often see the hand of God in things around me. It doesn't make sense that many things could be the way they are without divine influence. Miracles happen and prayers are answered, and I am glad to see it. The people I know at church are like another family. They have become such dear friends to me, and I love to have them in my life. They are some of the best friends I could hope for.

How I live my faith

It's hard these days to live my faith and keep my standards high. School is a very difficult place for me. People don't understand or appreciate the way I live, and it can be hard to hold my head high and to tell them why I do the things I do, say the things I say and don't say the things that I don't say. Church is a place where I can find it much easier to keep to my standards and to be the best person I possibly can. I have a large number of good friends at church who bring out the best in me. I don't have a whole lot of responsibilties in church, as I am still quite young, but when things do arise I will do them to the best of my ability. On occasion I am asked to speak in church in front of the congregation, or to the younger children or to people my age. I have a number of families that I go to visit with my father once a month, to make sure that everything is ok and to teach them further about my faith, which I feel benefits me as well as the families that I visit.