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Hi I'm Jake Dayton

I'm from Provo, Utah and I really love opera. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old and I'm currently serving a two-year mission in southern Orange County. There I spread the good news among the wonderful Hispanic people! Before my mission I attended Brigham Young University, where I studied vocal performance with an emphasis in opera. Born and raised in Provo, Utah, I love being out in the beauty of the mountains that surround my home, travelling, and learning languages, but I am happiest when I am reading a book or spending time with close friends.

Why I am a Mormon

It makes sense. I love to think deeply and logically, and this theology not only offers answers to deep questions, but encourages scrutiny and thought. Even more fundamental, though, is the peace that the message of the LDS church brings. I know from deeply personal experiences that what Mormons believe is true and that Christ's gospel truly was restored by Joseph Smith. And that is probably the most important truth that we have: that we can not only receive inspiration from our Heavenly Father, but that we can trust ourselves to know that what he tells us is true. The heavens are opened, and we only need reach up to pull down blessings, knowledge, and power beyond imagination. God is not an inscrutable, impersonal being, but a loving, comprehensible, and literal Father. This doctrine is not only appealing to me for its intrinsic beauty, but because I have received a witness from the Holy Ghost that it is true.

How I live my faith

I have served in various functions for my church. While I was living in the college dorms, I was in charge of monthly activities that would bring our congregation together socially. I really enjoyed that because it gave everyone a chance to realize that the church was not only a stuffy Sunday event, but a place full of friends, support, and fun. I also served as the director of the congregation's choir. We provided monthly sacred music for our worship services. These opportunities to serve were a wonderful preparation for what I am currently doing, that is, serving a mission. Little could I conceive just how deeply this service would impact my life. Here I am growing deeper in my commitment and relationship with my Heavenly Father and His Son. I have gained much knowledge, not only about the precepts of my church, but in a surety of their truthfulness. I have seen the joy that is gained by living Christ's gospel and the sorrow that results in refusing it. I try to give all possible effort into this great work.