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Hi I'm Jalen

I was born in Virginia. I love math. I love computer programming. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from High School in 2014. Right after High School, I left for my mission in Quito (North) Ecuador. I place a very high emphasis on education. My favorite classes in school were Calculus, Physics, and Computer Programming. I love solving Math problems that are not easily understood. I love solving puzzles and problems. I love writing computer programs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the church is true. I was born into a family with two church-active parents. We have always gone to church every week, and my parents have always accepted and served in callings. Because of the great love I see from my parents, I always thought the church could be true. As I grew older, I began to study the scriptures more. I began to pray more. After I finished reading the Book of Mormon, I looked back on my life at all the blessings I have seen from the lord. I then prayed with the question, "Is the church true?" Now, I know the church is true. The most powerful conversion story I have been a part of was when a close friend of mine, in my home ward, got in a very serious accident. She was struck by a car and initially given a less than five percent chance to live. As she laid in the hospital bed, and the likelihood of her awakening from her coma lessened, calls were made in preparation for her organs to be donated. A Facebook page was made, and thousands of people prayed and fasted for her recovery. As a ward, we prayed and fasted for her. Only a short time after we finished our prayer, she woke up. She has had a full recovery and plans to serve a mission. I have always heard stories like this, but it's different when someone so close has a miracle like this happen. This is why I'm a Mormon. Because our God is a God of miracles. He protects his children and loves us very much. This church is true, and I know it.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday, I actively attend church. I am currently serving the lord in a two-year mission for the Mormon church.