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Hi I'm Jacob Peterson

I am a regular guy from Wyoming. Going to school at BYU-I and am going on a mission to Brazil.

About Me

I love tennis. i have played it for a few years now and always enjoy hitting the ball as hard as i can. I also enjoy doing free running/ parkour stuff. Also if there is something random you can think of, I'm usually the guy that can do it. Spin a folder on my finger or a basketball, solve the Rubiks Cube, do a backflip, wiggle my ears ect. I lived in Wyoming all my life but now i am off at college having fun and stressing out. The best stress reliever is working out ever day with my brother. The greatest thing that has happened for me in my life is I recently got my mission call to Brazil. Extra special because my oldest sister went there.

Why I am a Mormon

I starting out as a Mormon because that is what my parents are. But in the process of growing up I have seen so many things, and heard so much opposition to Mormons to know this is the true church. People don't bash on other religions, just ours; and for that i know our church is true. Satan only wants to destroy truth. People don't make videos about being an ex-catholic or ex-Jew. This is because being a Mormon means more, it means having the truth. And people have to tear down truth when under Satans influence. I'm a mormon because it is awesome. Even if there was no real church on the earth i would still be mormon because of the love and friendship and trust within our church. You can't find another church who will be so loving as LDS. The people aren't necessarily perfect, but the church is. I'm a Mormon because I want those promised blessings for being a faithful saint. I am a Mormon because I believe Jesus Christ's, Martin Luthers, and Joseph Smith's sacrifices were significant. They gave their lives to bring about true docterine. And it is cool for me to have them and their awesomeness live on through me because i read and believe on the words God gave them.

How I live my faith

I wouldn't say i have heard a voice or seen a vision telling me this gospel is true. In fact that has never happened to any extent. But that's what it is all about: faith. Sometimes you have to take a few steps in the dark before God turns on the lights and you realize that of course you are on the correct path. That is what I am doing now. I am going on a mission to Brazil, not only to teach others about the gospel of Jesus Christ, but to build my own knowledge and have my faith grow. My greatest convert to the gospel will be myself. I want this church to be true so bad that I am putting my faith in it and taking a few steps in the dark; hoping and trusting i will get confirmation. This is the true church, is has to be because all compasses point toward it. I live my faith in by being an example to my peers at high school. It is so fun for me to have someone discover that I don't drink coffee or drink or watch rated R movies and i go to church for 3 hours every week, and i don't swear. The look they give me reassures me of my belief. We are different and special and a unique people. I live my faith by every day praying, reading God's word and trying to become just as Christ is.