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Hi I'm Jacob

I love laughing, spending time with family and eating good food and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like smiling. I smile when I am with family; I smile when I am with friends. People are what make me happy. I like to laugh and chat. There's nothing better than listening and talking. We have mouths and ears for a reason and I like using mine.

Why I am a Mormon

In the divine words of the Savior, "if ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them" (John 13:17). I know these things and I am happy when I do them. It's that simple and that is why I am a Mormon. We don't need to over-complicate our lives with needless details, doubts and concerns. If something brings us true happiness, such happiness that comes through living His way, than that is all we need. There is no greater happiness on this earth than that that the Savior gives us. This is why I am Mormon; why stumble about looking for a different path? His way is tested and true. I live it and I am happy.

How I live my faith

Life isn't much of anything if you aren't taking a step forward or backward. I prefer to take a step forward and the Gospel of Jesus Christ allows me to do that always. How I live my faith is in the small, everyday things, the goals we set every day to live a little bit better than we did before and when I achieve them I know that it's only through my Savior Jesus Christ that I did. This makes it easy to live my faith.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Jacob
We all come from different walks of life and have different experiences that over the course of our life have helped us to learn and grow. No one individual has the same outlook on life because we are all different with different personalities and ideas. This is the beauty of being a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. He has created us in his image but we are all different and will experience life in different ways and Heavenly Father knows this. He created the earth for our benefit, to learn and grow while we are here and to eventually, through repentance and relying on His only begotten, Jesus Christ, become perfected. This is our purpose and this is why we are here to learn and gain experience so that we may be happy to live in his presence with a glorified body. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much he has provided us with this opportunity. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jacob
Families are the principle unit of society and are ordained of God. Within the family we share some of life's sweetest joys and we also grow together in faith, love and unity. The family is the social structure God has provided for man since Adam and Eve were first placed on the earth. God commanded that men and women were to join together and become "one flesh." Through this union, Adam and Eve were given the opportunity to have children and raise them in the way of the Lord. A family centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ lives in a blessed home of safety, peace and joy. Within the family we learn eternal principles that will bless us throughout our lives here on earth and even after where we can live with our family for eternity. This is a promise we receive from God when we follow His commandments and accept Jesus Christ in our life. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jacob
Missionary work has been a strong focus of Christ's church ever since the very beginning. We read in the New Testament that Christ called many of his apostles to carry the message of the gospel to those of his fold (the Jews) and later, after his crucifixion, the apostles were called to carry the gospel to the entire world. In Christ's restored church this same value and belief exists. At the age of 18 young men can voluntarily serve a 2-year mission. Women are also allowed and encouraged to serve an 18 month mission at the age of 19 or older. This mission consists of declaring the gospel to anyone and everyone and serving however our savior wants us to. A mission changes the life of whoever serves and changes the life of whoever receives His message. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jacob
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints do not force others to believe what they do. They simply invite them to go to God and ask Him themselves if what they are learning is true and we testify that through this process one can find true answers pertaining to questions of the soul. Our Heavenly Father loves us and desires to answer our questions but we must first ask in faith to receive an answer to our sincere questions. We find these answers through living the Gospel and following His commandments. When we do this we live worthy of receiving His spirit and having it testify to us of His divine truths. "By the power of the Holy Ghost [we] may know the truth of all things." (Moroni 10:5)This I testify of. It happened for me and it can happen for anyone who asks with a sincere heart and real intent. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Jacob
The growth of the Church can be attributed to the truthfulness of the message it contains. This is the true Church of Jesus Christ on the earth in these latter days and it makes sense that it would be growing at a rapid rate. People want to live the Gospel and do what is right in the sight of their creator. They want to follow Him. It is their divine mission on this road to eternal progression and while they may not know it they innately feel a desire to fulfill it. This church enables them to accomplish their mission here on earth. It only makes sense that it would be growing. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints contains the fullness of the Gospel and with that comes all the keys, privileges and authority to minister in His name and in His way. It is the only sure way back to our Heavenly Father and for that reason people desire to join it. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jacob
The Word of Wisdom is further revealed knowledge pertaining to how God wants us as His children to live. It is a code of diet similar to the diet revealed to God's covenant people, the Israelites, in the Law of Moses. The Word of Wisdom teaches us to take care of our bodies. to eat right, exercise and to stay away from harmful substances. Some of these substances include tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea from tea leaves and illegal drugs. By staying away from these substances we avoid not only negative physical affects but also avoid dependency on these substances. The Word of Wisdom enables us to live freer lives without the bondage that comes with addiction. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Jacob
The Lord gives us all that we have and all that he asks us to give in return is one tenth of that. Through our tithes the work of His kingdom on earth is able to progress. The funds from tithing are used to build temples to the Lord, chapels and other church buildings, they help fund missionary efforts throughout the world in bringing more people to the knowledge of their redeemer and they are used to help provide education to church members and others throughout the world. Without tithes and offerings from the people of the Lord the church would not be able to function. Show more Show less