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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a Engineering Student In Louisville Kentucky. I was raised close by on my families cattle farm, and love the country

About Me

I grew up on my fathers cattle farm. My father was converted as an adolescent and taught me about the gospel from an early age. The time I spent with him on the farm taught me lots about hard work and how wonderful Gods world is. I am currently in college where I'm studying to become a Mechanical Engineer and enjoy spending my free time playing soccer with the other guys here on campus. When I'm of campus, I can usually be found working on my dads farm, but when I find the time, I will spend the days fishing, canoeing and when the opportunity presents itself, rock climbing. I have four siblings. One who is older than me, and I do not see very often, but I get a lot of chances with my younger siblings. We are all as thick as thieves and every get together can be described as the result of too much fun.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both Mormons. I followed along for the majority of my life. More recently, I've felt like I should give other religions a chance and see what they are like. I attended several Baptist and non-denominational services, but just did not feel the same as I did with this church. I find that this is the one church that I can have peace of mind in and the reassurance that I know what course to take in life.

How I live my faith

Church has been a wild ride lately, as going off to college has led me to going to a different Mormon church building that is closer to my college campus. It is very different as the majority of the people are now college students as opposed to the highly varied families that were going to the church building back at home. As an engineering student, I find it hard to participate in all the social and service activities that are going on, but I make it to as many as I can. I have even been asked to be an "usher" and to help make people who are visiting the church welcome. I am managing to attend the on campus scripture studies, and am finding that they are very enjoyable. For Valentines Day this year the group got together and made cards for terminally ill children at Kosairs Childrens hospital. I was a blast, and I hope more opportunities like that come around.