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Hi I'm Gary Jacobsen

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but was raised in Portland, Oregon. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Husband and Father of six children. I have been in sales for most of my working life and have traveled all over the the United States and Canada and many foreign countries. I like to play golf when possible and love the outdoors like the mountains or coast. Love to read good books and enjoy public speaking and teaching. I enjoy playing with my grandkids and love being with family.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised a member of the church I still had to find out for myself if it was true. I have always felt that this church had all the answers to life's questions like where did I come from, why am I here and where am I going after this life. This church gives me those answers. It is not just a given thing that we will all be with our Heavenly Father. We must strive each day to obey the commandments of God and follow his teachings and repent of our sins. We should be kind to all people no matter what they believe and help each other. We must have the proper authority to do the work of God. That is why why having a living Prophet and Apostles that help teach us what is important in our daily lives as we follow the Savior just as in days of old. I know the Book of Mormon is an inspired book as well as the Bible and its teachings and if you read the Book of Mormon and pray about it you will know too. The family is tbe most important part of the gospel plan and we need to love all of our family members. There is alot of turmoil in tbe world today and this Church keeps me grounded and people notice and it makes us different but it is because we know what the future can be if we are faithful.

How I live my faith

I am a Ward Missionary in the Church which means that I help the full time missionaries find people to teach the gospel to. I help teach tbe Gospel Principles class on Sunday at church when asked. I have held many church callings including Sunday School teacher, President over the men"s organization.and Cubmaster over the Cub Scouts. I have also taught the high school kids as a Seminary teacher. I am a home teacher which means I go and visit members and nonmembers of our church once a month and see how tbey are doing and find out if they need help with anything.