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Hi I'm Jake

I am married with 4 kids. I'm a prosecutor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy the outdoors. I like to camp, hunt, and hike. I like to run, especially long distance races. I have four great kids and a fantastic wife, who I love dearly.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ has established His church on the Earth once again and I know that that was done through the Prophet Joseph Smith. There was a time in my life that I doubted everything I'd been taught, but my Heavenly Father answered my prayers in so many different ways and I eventually came to a personal knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel and I know that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live, that They love us and want more than anything for us to be happy. I have come to a knowledge that governments are set up to preserve our rights, and that it is our responsibility as citizens of our respective countries to choose just men and women to lead us, as far as that is possible. I know that it is right that church and civil government are separate, but notwithstanding that, church and government can cooperate on many worthy projects to help their citizens. I know that the law is important in preserving our rights and the rights of others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to help those around me. I am the Bishop in my congregation and so there are many opportunities to get to know people and try to help them with their struggles. I love visiting the members of my congregation and feeling their love of the Gospel. I love to spend time with the youth and hear their perspectives and watch them make good choices. From a legal perspective, I know that God established the Constitution of the United States through just men to protect our rights to worship Him according to the dictates of our own conscience. I live my faith by respecting the rights of others to worship how they please and by asking the same of my fellow citizens.