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Hi I'm Jake Hirschi

I live right in the middle of the United States. I'm lucky to be where I am. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I live in a state called Kansas, in the United States of America. It truly is a land where you can explore different hobbies and develop passions in mostly whatever areas you want. I love the outdoors, whether it be running, playing soccer, or hiking mountains. But there aren't any mountains in my hometown. I go to college at Brigham Young University, in Utah. It is a beautiful place filled with beautiful people. I love seeing God's hand in both the work done at BYU, and in the landscape around the campus. I have a true desire to help others in ways that will change lives, and I look forward to the day when I can say that I have done so. I suppose it starts with the small things. Go out and attend service projects, or do something of service for someone else without looking for appreciation in return. The satisfaction that is attained from truly helping someone else is a pure kind of satisfaction that cannot be achieved by focusing on yourself, no matter how successful you may be. True happiness comes from charity, which only results when your love for others becomes more important than loving yourself. This is how Christ lived every day of His life on this Earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born to parents who were both members of this church. I grew up in the church, so I have no stories about the wayward path I was on when I made an amazing turnaround, etc etc. But what I do know is that you don't need to be a "convert" in order to have a conversion story. My conversion story is more like a conversion process, or a conversion journey. Everybody has their own way of conversion. I have been converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have felt the Spirit of the Lord and the peace of our Savior when I'm in church, in the Temple, and when I do things the Lord wants me to do. Heavenly Father's goal is for us to develop a constant companionship with the Spirit, and ultimately to gain eternal life and live with Him again. We can only do this if we remember our covenants (promises we have made to God to obey His commandments), to keep them, at all times and places. This means that the Gospel must become a part of our lives, not just something we go to on Sunday. I am a Mormon because the Gospel has the power to change lives, to reconstruct lives, to turn lives around for good. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is all-encompassing, and I promise that if you choose to give yourself up to our Heavenly Father's will, and to follow His commandments in the Gospel, you will feel that it is right, and you will always want to follow Him. This will bring you more happiness than you can imagine, both in this life and the next.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by representing Jesus Christ in everything I do. It is a difficult thing to do. No one can deny this. Christ was the only perfect being who ever stepped foot on this Earth, and we are also asked to do this impossible task. With the atonement that is so mercifully provided for us by our Savior Jesus Christ, we can always look to progress and improvement as options to stay on the path and become perfect like Christ. But the only way we can truly become perfect like Christ is to become perfect through Christ. We must follow His example and give unto others without thinking selfishly. We must apply the atonement and be able to humbly acknowledge our faults, while seeking to forsake them as well. I am trying to represent Christ the best way I can, and at this time I believe that serving a mission is the most important way to do so. I am traveling to Brazil for two years to represent Christ through teaching and serving. I will not see my family for two years. I will not see my friends for two years. I will not attend college for two years. I will however, increase the gospel's family by bringing more unto Christ through baptism. I will make new wonderful friends in Brazil- life-long friends. And I will learn more through the Spirit of Christ and through the people of Brazil than I ever have in my life. This is what I am supposed to be doing, and it is the most important work I will probably ever do.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jake Hirschi
Heavenly Father has made the family a central unit for those on Earth to dwell within. We believe that through sacred ordinances, your family can be sealed to live together forever, even after we die in this life. Think of what a fantastic reunion it must be to see your entire posterity and ancestry together in the next life. It will be a time of great happiness and rejoicing. Show more Show less