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Hi I'm Jacob Hansen

I live in St. George, Utah. I love to Swim, Bike, and run. I am a Carpenter and an Eagle Scout. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be busy. I firmly believe that there must be a purpose in all things. If I don't have something to do, then I am wasting time. Our life may seem very long, but it is but a dream if you think back on it. I love to build and create things. Engineering, science, and mathematics have always occupied my interest. I am somebody who loves the outdoors. I love to hike, fish, swim, run, road bike and mountain bike, motor boating, Frisbee, or basically any other outdoor sport. I am a carpenter. Last year I had a state carpentry competition, and I ended up taking 2nd, and was able to compete at the national SkillsUSA contest in Kansas City, Missouri. I took 31st place out of 43 competitors. Right now I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints in the Houston Texas South Mission. I have been here for 10 months, and I have absolutely loved it. I have been assigned to be Spanish Speaking. As of the moment, I can understand Spanish, but speaking it is still difficult.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church. My parents taught me the best that they could, and showed me their example, which has lead me to where I am today. I am 18 years old, and I have always gone to activities throughout my youth life, and I loved being with friends. I am a missionary right now, and I am asked why I am a Mormon all of the time. Even though I was born in the church, I had to find out for myself if all that the church taught was really true. I didn't want to do this if it wasn't true. I have done this by reading the Book of Mormon. This Book is evidence that can be held in your hand, that is another Testament of our savior Jesus Christ, and that he lives. I know that it with the Bible testify of him. By reading, pondering, and praying about the truthfulness of this book, I found out that the Book of Mormon was true by the Power of the Holy Ghost. Through this I knew that the Prophet Joseph Smith really was called by God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ, and through him, the Book of Mormon was translated. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the same Church that Jesus Christ Established while he was on the earth, and I know that it is the only true church on earth. Through Joseph Smith, I know that we have also received the fullness of the everlasting Gospel, so that we can live with our Families, not only for this life, but for eternities. The reason for why I am a Mormon, is because I know what I have said is true. I will stand as a witness of this testimony to all, because I cannot deny it. I cannot deny that the Gospel is again on the earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to others. I am not perfect at what I do, but I do my best. I believe in what James says: "Faith without works is dead" (James 2:17) I know that I must live what I believe, and I trust in that. I try to help as many of my friends as I can in School, work, or wherever I meet somebody. As a missionary, I have the opportunity to talk with every person that I meet about the gospel and see how it blesses their lives. I firmly believe in being an example of the believers. 1 Timothy 4:12 I know that I can be an example of the believers because I know this is true. I know that this gospel has made me who I am today. I know that the gospel is true, and that it has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on earth that has the power and authority to seal in heaven and on earth. I testify of this in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Jacob Hansen
We have 12 Apostles in the church. They were established when Christ was on the earth, when he organized his church. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So if he called apostles in the past, he would call them in the future. When there were 11 Apostles after the death of Judas, under the direction of Peter, Matthias was chosen to fill the empty place. It is the same now in modern day. When one of the Apostles passes away, they are replaced. God is an Eternal God. He would not just put them in place for a time and then take them away. They are there to help bring us to a unity of the faith. (Ephesians 4:11-14) Show more Show less