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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a musician. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jake, and music is one of the most important parts of my life. I started playing the drums when I was 12 years old, and was instantly hooked. I now also sing, play ukulele, and play harmonica. Although I have only been outside of the United States once in my life, I love to travel, and want to visit places all over the world in my life. I want to go to Brigham Young University in Idaho and prepare for a career as a Physical Therapist. Ultimately, I want my life to be centered on what God wants me to do and where He wants me to go. Jesus Christ is the center of my life, and I try to make everything I do bring me closer to Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, both of my parents being members. I have always listened to what I was taught and done my best to do what is right. I've found that I usually have to find out from experience why certain guidelines exist, so there are a lot of things that I know for certain are true, and a lot of things that I know are not good for a Christ-centered life. I have had my ups and downs, but one thing I've noticed is that no matter what, each and every time, Christ is there. He never leaves, He never gives up, and He never stops loving us. There have been times when I have felt like I didn't deserve to read the scriptures because I was so unrighteous, but when I got on my knees and prayed, I felt Him just as strong as ever, and had a sure witness that He understands what I go through, and He will help me no matter what. Christ brings an incredible peace and comfort, and through Him, the knowledge of Him, and His grace and commandments, I know we will all make it where we want to go. That is why I believe in His church, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ is the center and focus of my life, so I do my best to participate in activities that help me draw closer to Him, and help others do the same. Service-oriented activities make me feel the closest to Christ, so I do them as often as I can. Music is also a major way that I connect with Him, I know that music is a great way to feel His Spirit.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Jake
The Atonement was Christ's sacrifice in order to voluntarily pay for the sins of all mankind. He also took on himself our struggles, sadnesses, guilt, pain, and all other emotions that we feel in this life. He did this because He loves us, and doesn't want us to have to go through the kind of pain that sin inflicts on us. He promises that as we strive to follow Him as best we can and make changes and improvements throughout our lives, His Atonement will take care of the rest, so that we can return to live with Him after we die. Show more Show less