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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in Washington state. I'm a college student at Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy singing and running. I have sung in choir and solo performances since I was about thirteen years old. I like running long distances. I am currently a college student considering studying chemical engineering. I am leaving on a mission soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to remain a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for a number of reasons. 1. The Book of Mormon is true. I know that that book brings peace to me when I follow its teachings. There are many good people in that book whose examples have helped me become a better person. I know that I have felt peaceful after praying to Heavenly Father and asking Him if the book was true. That feeling confirmed to me the truth. 2. Heavenly Father has created a plan for His children to give them the opportunity to return to live with Him after this life. He has also created a way for families to be sealed together for eternity. In August of 2013, my dad passed away due to a cancerous brain tumor. Our family was sealed together in one of the Church's temples, and I know that I can live with my dad forever after this life if I keep God's commandments. I know that my dad will live with Heavenly Father eternally. These things bring me great comfort. They also motivate me to do what is right so that my family can continue after death. 3. I know that Christ's atoning sacrifice is real. I have felt clean and free of guilt after I have repented of sins. I know that He truly forgives sins. I know that God loves me, and I know that He hears me when I pray to Him. I know that He answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

These past few months, I served in my ward at college as a member of the presidency of an organization of young men. I helped set up the home teaching in the ward. In home teaching, pairs of men serve the people of the ward by visiting them, teaching a gospel message, and offering and giving help. It was a good experience. I was also a home teacher. With my companion, I home taught eight people. I was able to serve them, and over time, I formed valuable friendships with them. I am currently serving a two-year full time mission in France.