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Hi I'm Elder Hansen

Hi I'm Jake I love music and snowboarding. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jacob Hansen and I was born and raised in Utah. I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 8 years old and have been pretty actively involved most of my life, although when I was 18 I fell away for a short while. I was inactive and rebellious for about a year, I saw the miserable pathway that my life was heading down without the gospel and it caused me to want to come back to church. Reading the Book of Mormon gave me the strength and willpower to overcome the struggles and addictions I had. It truly is scripture that testifies of Christ and has the power to heal wounded souls. I am so thankful to know that God is our loving Heavenly Father who loves and cares for us all individually. I am currently serving as a full time missionary in the New York Rochester mission where I hope to share this joy I've found with many others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have gained a witness that the Book of Mormon is true through much studying, prayer, and applying its teachings in my own life. The gospel truths we learn from the Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, and teachings of latter day prophets will never lead us astray. Everything about the LDS faith is centered around Jesus Christ and His Atonement, and I know that the Atonement is a real power that we all have access to. Our burdens of sin and guilt can be taken from us as we turn towards our Savior. Being a member of His church has benefited my life in so many ways. I cannot even begin to count the blessings I've seen because of it. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings about the greatest happiness one can possibly come to experience in this life, and it can last forever! This lasting peace and happiness comes only through following the example of Jesus Christ and coming closer unto Him through repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end by constantly living righteously and serving others. Our Heavenly Father loves us all so much and He is bound to bless us when we keep the commandments that He has given us. Life is full of so much joy and meaning when we have the gospel in our lives and are living it. I am so thankful for the blessings I've seen in my own life from this and I love being able to share this truth with others!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by studying the gospel and being involved in church activities daily.