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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm an Eagle Scout, an Author, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a writer. Since I was 16, I've been writing books. Thanks to the help and support of my English teacher and my family that were willing to read the very, very rough drafts of my books, I've been able to grow as a writer. Today, I've written 4 different books of considerable size for 2 different book series that I will be publish in the future. I'm an artist. I've always had a desire to see the characters and the worlds I've seen in my mind as I write become a reality on paper. Through my drawings, I've been able to show people just how I see things that happen in my books, and I'm very thankful for that skill. I've always loved drawing in the anime-art style. I'm an Eagle Scout. Scouting was a big part of my teenage life. It helped shape me as a person and gave me several wonderful skills that I still use today. I still have a lot of friends thanks to my time as a Boy Scout. I'm a student. I attended college for 3 years until October of 2013. As a student of Japanese language and culture, I've grown to love the people of Japan. I started studying the language in order to use it in my books, since there are many Japanese character or characters that speak Japanese. Those parts of me are all important to me, but now, I am something even more. Now I'm a missionary. In the end of December 2013, I'll be serving a mission in Japan, after receiving my mission call back in July of 2013. My time in the Missionary Training Center has been so beneficial to my life and spirit.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have very strong feelings about Christ's effect on my life. I am a far better person with him and his gospel in my life than I am without. I can say that from experience. Even though I've been a member of the church since I was eight years old, I had to go through my own personal conversion to get this far. Christ's light has given me comfort in the darkest moments of my life, and has saved me from the despair I had during that time. I'm Mormon because I know Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he did see what he saw. I may not have gone to the place he prayed myself, but I've prayed and received my own confirmations about it. The Book of Mormon is true scripture. Just reading it makes it evident enough. I've never learned more in my entire life than during the times I study the Book of Mormon and all the scriptures inside it. "And that which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness. That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day. And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it that you may know the truth, that you may chase darkness from among you;" (Doctorine & Covenants 50:23-25) This church is Light. It has the light of Christ, and that light guides its members and those that are willing to accept it's help. I know that for certain because I've felt that light in my own life. THAT is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Before I started my mission, I was a member of a small Young Single Adults Branch. We started out super small, no more than four or five members. By the time I left, we had over sixty regular members attending. I love the people in that little branch. I taught a bible study class for eight months before I was asked to work on the Activities Committee and help design the fun activities we'd do every month, like sports activities, games, and dances. I had a very emotional farewell when I left, and I look forward to seeing them again. Now that I'm a missionary, I'm living my faith by preparing to serve the people of Japan. I'm learning the language so I can preach the gospel to them, be their friends, and be able to help them anyway I can. I'm learning how to be a teacher and how to be a strong disciple of our Heavenly Father.