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Hi I'm Jesse Schow

I grew up in Alpine Utah. I attend BYU and am serving in the Bacolod, Philippines mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and I just finished my first year at college and am moving on to serve and LDS mission. I enjoy the outdoors. I love hikes, rock climbing, pretty much all recreational sports (especially soccer), snowboarding, wake-boarding, camping and pretty much anything outside. I also love reading and writing outside. I love all sorts of genres of books like fantasy, sci-fi, inspirational, post-apocalyptic, and more. My favorite book is actually non-fiction (Book of Mormon). I enjoy writing poetry as well. I aspire to one day write a book, though my declared major is currently in management. I love music. Some of my favorite bands are The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, and so much more. I love hanging out with loved ones and just having a good relaxed time.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon by default since I was born into the church but as I grew older I began to question my faith. I also began to struggle with some personal issues, and it got to the point where I needed the atonement in my life more than ever. After meeting with my local church leader, I felt my sins and my sorrows lifted away and replaced with Christ's love. I cannot deny that this was the atonement in my life. Since then my testimony has grown immensely. I have prayed and received confirmation of the Book of Mormon and I have used the priesthood in my life. I have felt the spirit many times and even the presence of my mother across the veil. I am a Mormon because I know it's the true church. What else matters?

How I live my faith

I grew up in the church so most of my life I wouldn't have a calling or job but instead participate in the classes. As I grew older I began to question my faith and it wasn't until I was 17 that I found out the truthfulness of the Gospel for myself and became converted to the gospel of Christ. I soon became an "Elder" which is someone who holds a special authority to act in God's name. This was my first major calling that I ever have had. A big part of calling of Elder was in hometeaching. I was a home teacher in my student ward and had many opportunities to exercise this authority by giving blessings and receiving revelation for those I home taught. A big part of this calling was in charity work and making sure that I could help those I home taught in any way that I could. I also would teach them a lesson every month to make sure that they felt comfortable asking me about any questions they had about the gospel. Another calling I had in my student ward was a 1st councilor in our wards "Elders Quorum" (a group of other Elders). In doing this, my job was to help the Elders Quorum President do what he needed to do to serve the Elders. I had many different assignments that came along with this calling. I also try to live my faith every day by trying to take on the example of Christ and be as charitable and loving as I can. By serving a mission I am also living my faith by taking apon myself the name of Christ and ministering His gospel.