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Hi I'm Jacob Aguilar

I was born to two loving Mexican parents. I am the oldest of three and a second generation of the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into church and grown up learning about its teachings. Still to this day, there is so much I need to learn. As a small child I spoke mostly Spanish, according to my parents, but as I grew older I started losing that ability, until I started my freshman year in high school. Recognizing I needed to be more involved with my culture, I had friends who helped me out along the way. Now I feel I am a pretty good fluent speaker. I love to swim and a big fan of it, which was one of the sports I did in high school, and still try to swim as much as I can. I had just finished my second year in college and will soon be going on a mission to Washington (the state) and be the first in my family to go. Before deciding to go on a mission, I had struggled to decide if I wanted to go or not. At first I wanted to go only because people told me that I should serve a mission, and I myself did not have a full desire to go. Soon though, when I met with my bishop, I had a change of heart and now I am preparing to leave. As the time is getting closer to go on my mission, I honestly feel that I am making the best decision. I have felt the Holy Ghost so much during this process and can say with a full heart and desire that I want to serve the Lord and bring his children to his presence.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the teachings that have been taught to me are true. I have literally felt it for myself and in my heart that the gospel is true and I cannot deny it. Whenever I have a problem I sometimes would turn to the Book of Mormon. Every time I read this sacred book, it always gives me this warm comforting feeling in me, all of the anger and frustrations simply goes away. I honestly do not know where I would be if this gospel was not apart of my life.

How I live my faith

During my youth I had many callings. I taught other youths and sometimes even adults, though I struggle with teaching because I get very nervous when I teach someone, and still do today. Currently I am on a committee who organizes activities for the ward members so that they can come closer together. Each time we organize an activity, we always start with a prayer and give a spiritual thought. It is always enjoyable to hear people about their experiences about being a member of the church. Even though I get nervous to teach or hear someone else's teachings about the gospel, I can feel the presence of the Holy Ghost that is there.