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Hi I'm Jacob D. Elder

I am a born and raised member of the LDS church, about to serve a fulltime mission in Ogden, Utah at age 21.

About Me

I am quite the video gamer and choir nerd. I love singing all sorts of music genres, learning new and interesting leaps in science today and I can't get enough of story telling. Interacting with others is the best way for me to spend the day.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for a couple of solid reasons. First and foremost, I was raised by a pair of wonderful and highly intelligent parents that brought me up in the church since birth. I tried for the longest time to not heed their instructions but within the last couple years of my life and coninually day to day, I learn that thier advice is easily some of the most sound and sane logic that I've been presented with in this world. I dont know what I would be without them. Secondly, I've experimented with other pathways in life and through trial and error, and much suffering, I realized I had the truth all along and was being too stubborn to see it. I now spend my time trying to leave my self open to the impressions of the spirit to better enrich my life as well as the lives of those around me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by discovering more about it everyday and then testing what I've learned in real time situations. Thus far, I'm developing into a more honorable and integritable man that I desire to be because of my spiritual "exploration".

In whom should we have faith?

Jacob D. Elder
I believe that having faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement is the single most important ability that one can have to improve his/her life. However, I personally also believe that having faith in one's self, or believing that through the atonement that we can and do have the ability to progess everyday to be more Christ like, is just as important. Allowing the adversary to slow us down with our own short comings is a dangerous and easy pit to fall in. We should be able to trust that our sincere effort is enough to satisfy Christ's atonement. Show more Show less