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Hi I'm Jack

I'm a 23 year-old new husband. I'm a baseball fan, aspiring broadcaster, Spanish speaker, people lover, and Mormon.

About Me

I'm a newlywed trying to figure things out. I am going to school to receive a degree in broadcast journalism and have about a year and a half left. In the meantime, I teach Spanish at the missionary training center and work at a barbecue restaurant. I'm an avid baseball fan. I like to read and write. Currently, I'm trying to learn how to cook better and how to speak French. My life revolves around wife and we do almost everything together.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of my testimony of the Book of Mormon. Although I've always been outwardly friendly and positive, toward my late teens I became very sad inside. Sometimes I felt like there was no joy to be found in life, and nothing to look forward to. I decided to read the Book of Mormon when I was 17 years old. At first, my pursuit was frustrating and slow. But as I continued to read and study nightly, my life began to change. I began to read larger amounts each night and accompany my study with desperate prayers to God--to know what was true and to help me to be happy. After a couple of months, I came across Alma 13:28-29. It talks about humbling yourself before God, praying, and being led by His spirit. It promises that if you are humble and call upon Him, you will be filled with hope for eternal life and love. The passage pierced my heart as I realized that after a couple of months of reading and praying, I had gained hope. I had been filled with love. Although the change had been gradual, I loved my life, my family, and everyone around me. I just wanted to do good and feel good all the time. The power of God's word changed my nature and caused me to commit my life to Him. Yet, being faithful to Him isn't a sacrifice I make. It's a life filled with light and strength. He gives me so many blessings and causes me to be so happy.

How I live my faith

On the first Monday of every month, my wife and I carefully select somebody to serve and we carry out an anonymous service project. It's usually something small like a treat and a card. We do it anonymously because we want them to feel God's love. He's the one who inspires us to serve, and lets us know who needs to feel His love. I have served in a lot of different callings in the church and have tried my best to serve with love for God and for all His sons and daughters.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

YES! I know that since His creation of Adam and Eve, God wanted His children to live in families. He doesn't want us to be alone. Although families can be the source of challenge and heartbreak at times in this life, we are all part of His family, and as we follow the His gospel with our families in this life, our love for each other will grow. Show more Show less