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Hi I'm Jacob Brown

I live in Utah. I'm the oldest of eleven children. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love hiking, camping, biking, and just spending time out of doors in general. I also enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my family and friends. I just finished High School, and I relish learning experiences. I have many different interests academically, from Chemistry and Mathematics to English and Music. Philosophy is something I really like to talk about with others. But what I enjoy talking about the most is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am currently preparing to serve a two-year mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Letter-Day Saints, but that does NOT mean I haven't gone through periods of doubt and rebellion. Just about a month ago, I seriously doubted the Church. The more I learned it seamed, the more I doubted. I had no testimony of the Book of Mormon, and I couldn't believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I realized that I could not serve a mission with my whole heart if I did not know for myself whether or not this was Christ's true Church restored by His prophet. I prayed, and no answer came. Just a prompting to study in faith. I continued to fast and pray, and after hours, days, and weeks of intense questioning of the Church, I was finally able to settle all my doubts. I can now say without a single doubt in my mind that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. He translated the Book of Mormon from ancient records by the Power of God. The fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is contained in this Church. Growing up, I made some really big mistakes, and it was really hard to overcome them. I had become a lower human being than I ever would have considered. I was losing hope. With the help of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I was able to overcome my weaknesses. My whole life was changed. My life is one huge miracle at this point. I know that Jesus Christ can change your life. Your life can be one, big miracle. You can experience the indescribable joy that comes from repentance, and the knowledge that the restored Gospel of Christ brings into your life. I know that my Savior lives. I have not seen His face, but I know with certainty that I will. This life is a time to prepare to meet Him. God speaks to man through His living prophet today. His power is on the earth, and through that power, I have seen miracles in my own life. As I strive to live the way He wants his children to live, I have gained a deeper appreciation for life, a greater desire to do good, and a stronger witness of the reality of His love.

How I live my faith

The Gospel is woven into every aspect of my life. I believe that God is my Heavenly Father, and that as such, He wants the best for me. I pray to Him throughout the day for guidance, inspiration, and peace. Everything I do, I do it for Him. Whether it is work, school, or spending time with my family, when I do it "with an eye single to the glory of God", I find my days are more efficient, my relationships and interactions with others are more valuable, and there is more joy in my life. Of course I sometimes get distracted, and get caught up in the cares of life, and I make mistakes as everyone does, but as I truly repent, and change one small character flaw at a time, I feel the joy that comes because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that He loves me dearly, and I love sharing that message with others. That is why I have dedicated two years of my life completely to the Lord. So that I can share the wonderful message of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ with all who will hear it. I love reading the word of God. I usually read them in the early hours of the morning, and ponder them throughout the day, trying to apply them in my life. Before leaving on a mission, I served in my ward (area congregation) as the second assistant to the Bishop (ward leader), and the Assistant Choir Director. I was just recently released as a member of our school's Seminary Council. It brings me great joy to serve the people of my ward and school.