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Hi I'm Jacob

I am an eagle scout. I like to play sports. I am a devoted student. I am a mormon.

About Me

I am a Senior in high school and I have just recieved my call to serve a full time mission in Arizona. I have been dedicated to school since I started Junior high. I never wanted to give someone a reason to not trust me. I love the feeling after I work hard to accomplish a project. I like playing with my friends when I have the time. My friends started an ultimate team at my high school last year and they wanted me to be a part of it. I like art, especially carving, because I can use my hands. I am learning to play the guitar and I am loving it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I was taught the principles since I was a child. I leaned on the testimony of my family because I didn't know for myself why was a mormon. I searched for what was right and I relized I knew all along I just needed to recognize that the feelings I got was from my Father in Heaven. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my Father in Heaven again. When I was seven years old, I was in an auto pedestiran accident. I was ran over by a bus and was sent to the hospital to recover from injuries many people didn't believe I would recover from. I had broken both my legs were I needed a plate in a hip and rods in a knee. My skull was fractured and caused damage to my eye. Dispite the severeity of my injuries I was only in the hospital for about three months. I had to relearn to walk and I am permenantly blind in one eye. My recovery was one I didn't understand as a child but I understand more now. My life was spared for a reason. It was not time for me to leave. I don't say this to tell you what I went through but to show to you the goodness of God. He is there and he is a God of miracles. He loves each one of us and will help us through our trials. Since my accident I have sought for his help in all I do. When I put him first He gives me help. When I put my wants first and trust in my own knowledge I am left to beat my head against the brick wall. I know that Jesus Christ lives. He is there for me and will help all of us in our needs and wants if we turn to him and will do as he asks. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that the things of God are Eternal and the things of the world last until death. When time is spent in the things that are eternal they change us into someone more like our Father in Heaven who is all loving. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I help out with the youth of my age by being a leader. I have been called, asked, to be an assistant to my bishop. I help plan activities for youth my age and invite them to participate. I help others around my neighborhood when they need help. I constantly try to be an example to my friends at school and be there when my friends need someone to listen.