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Hi I'm Jake

Im from Southern California. I enjoy playing basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im from southern California, and I come from a tall family. I absolutely love to play basketball in my free time. My hobbies include sports (mostly basketball) hanging out with friends, learning Spanish, and meeting new people. I also love to read and learn random facts here and there. Currently, I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arizona, Tempe mission, and have been loving every minute of it. I have had amazing experiences with so many people and I have seen their lives change for the better. When I return from my mission, I plan on perfecting my Spanish, and then learning Italian or French.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be. Yes, I was born in the church, but that doesnt matter anymore. I am choosing to be a part of this church on my own because Im old enough now to realize that it's where I need to be. I used to lean on my parents' and other ward members' testimonies of how the church is true, but I've experienced enough myself to know that this is the true church. Starting about a month or two before I sent in my mission papers, I started to have doubts about my faith and the church. I was scared. I started praying even more, asking for something to strengthen my testimony. I don't want to go into detail of all the little things that happened in my life to help me, but in the end it all worked out and my testimony is as strong as ever. A big thing that I've learned while going through that trial was that its easy to justify not choosing the right because the majority of people nowadays don't; but we shouldn't listen to the majority, we should listen to out hearts.

How I live my faith

Ive always had a church calling ever since I was twelve years old. My most recent one was being the leader of the 16 to 18-year-old boys in my home ward. Having that calling means that I was basically the unofficial leader of all the youth in our ward. It was a lot of responsibility, but it was also very fun. Aside from official calling, I do a lot of service with the church. I recently got my Eagle Scout award which involved a service project that I set up for about 50 people to help me construct a fence.