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Hi I'm Forrest Jack Mobley

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I am serving as a volunteer missionary in Tokyo, Japan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young missionary who enjoys good food and good friends! I love cycling (which is perfect because I ride every day as a missionary!) and I love the outdoors. Being able to be outside with fresh air gives a certain joy that I can't seem to find anywhere else. I love reading, and I love learning. I'm learning every day, so it's an adventure. Every day is a new day, and it's another day to do a little bit better.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and I joined when I was pretty young, around 8 or so. It wasn't really my choice to join the Church, and for a long while, I didn't really understand why I was there. But recently, as I have started paying attention to how the Church has changed my life, and where it has pointed me in my life, I have come to really appreciate it. The things I am not proud of have been washed away, and there is no weight on my shoulders, holding me down. I feel free, truly free. And incredibly happy. Over the years, my testimony has grown, and I have come to really rely on it. I have a testimony that this Church is the Church of Jesus Christ. I know this is the true church. I know Jesus Christ died for my sins, so that I could live with Heavenly Father, and my family, for eternity. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and translated the Book of Mormon, which I know to be another testament of Jesus Christ and His salvation. I know this Church and the values I have come to live will help me through not only this life, but the eternal life to come.

How I live my faith

I very much enjoy going to church and being around people who share the same standards. Learning with boys and men my same age helps me to meet new friends and have a close-knit group of people around me, who I know will respect me, be friendly with me, and push me to do better spiritually. I also enjoy the opportunities I have to do community service with my ward members, which helps me appreciate where I live and the life I have been given. As a missionary, I've learned a lot more about other people, and by so doing, have learned a lot more about myself and about God. By sharing what I have come to know and love, I am able to bring people what joy I have felt so far. By doing that, I feel a joy that I have never felt before I became a missionary. Everything that is good comes from God, and I can say that the things that are good are definitely worth working for. The change, the light, it can bring to any person is unmatched and awesome.