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Hi I'm Jacob Macmichael

I was raised in Nova Scotia and attended university in Utah. I am the oldest child of nine, and love people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

All of my remembered childhood I spent growing up in Nova Scotia. I was the oldest of four children when at the age of nine, my mother passed away. Since then my father remarried, and I gained two step-siblings and eventually three half-siblings. That leaves me the oldest of nine children. Family is one of the greatest blessings in my life. I have been blessed with not only an amazing immediate family, but an extended family that I also love dearly. One of the things that I look forward to the most in my life is the opportunity to eventually have my own family. I graduated high school with the International Baccalaureate Programme, and just finished my first year of university. I attend Brigham Young Univeristy in Provo, Utah. I have found myself to be a very social person. I care very much about the relationships and friendships I develop. That is one of the most rewarding things in my life, establishing and developing meaningful relationships with friends and family that can last forever. I'm pretty diverse in the things that I enjoy. I love music, and I love sports, and over the last year I have discovered a love of dance. But oftentimes when I have free time, I like to spend that time with other people. I would say, though, that my most defining aspect, is that I am a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I know without a doubt that this is God's only true church upon the Earth today. I was born into a family that were already members of the church, but it is not merely because my family believes that I still go to church and practice today. I know that this church is true for my self , because God has made it known to me through the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. When we earnestly seek to know truth, God will confirm to us truth through feelings. These feelings are brought to us by the power of the Holy Spirit. Describing the feeling of the Spirit is difficult. We are all different people, and thus God speaks to us in different ways, ways that work for us. In the past I have felt the Spirit the strongest with feelings of love. I remember one time specifically when I was suddenly overcome with an overwhelming and unconditional love for all the people around me, many of whom I did not even know. But the Spirit can also be described as bringing feelings of calm, peace, clarity, serenity, or assurance. I know without a doubt that this Church is true, and God can make that known to you as well. He wants you to know, and he wants you to be happy. I can tell you that knowing the truths that come with being a member of the Church have brought me incredible joy and happiness. I leave these things with you in the name of our Brother, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

This last year I was a member of a singles ward at BYU. I had many opportunities there to be involved and to be of service to those around me. My formal calling was a 'temple coordinator', as such I tried to encourage and organize opportunities for the members of the ward to serve at the temple. I also had the opportunity to be a home teacher in my ward. My roommate and I went to visit the same few people in the ward every month, to befriend them and spiritually uplift them, and help them with anything that they desired help with. Those were some of my formal responsibilities in my ward. Some of my most rewarding involvement came from just being a good friend and having great friends to spend time with. We were able to inspire eachother and lift eachother up. I also found great joy in participating in the Sunday meetings every week that I could, and serving in the capacities that I was asked to. Living my faith brings me great joy, fulfilment and satisfaction.