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Hi I'm Jacob

I am a thinker, and Renaissance Man. Have overcome many difficult trials in my life. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was a little kid I was different. Rather than playing with toy cars the normal way, pushing them around, I would turn them upside down and see how the wheels worked. I've always been fascinated with the world around me, and have wanted to create things. I understood how car engines worked by age 9, and could design circuit boards by age 12. I have also loved to create things with art, I especially love the art of writing, or calligraphy. I am now an avid cyclist, programmer, chemist, rocketeer, pianist, organist, harpist, and calligrapher. I have overcome many difficult trials and afflictions. There was a time in my life where I thought the best thing to do was to take my own life. It was at this time that I first noticed the Lord's great love for me. I began to realize that the only way I could heal was by helping others. I began visiting one of my friends every week who suffers from ALS. I, as well as others in my church group, began reading the scriptures to him. I grew closer to him and to my Heavenly Father in those months than I had my entire life. It is my belief that only one who has been over the road may become a guide. I certainly have been through my share of hardships and trials; it is now my responsibility to guide others through their lives. I will continue to help others feel the unending love of God in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of this church because it truly makes me happy. "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." (Mosiah 2:17). It is when I am in the service of my fellow beings that I feel true happiness and joy. I have come to know that this church is true not by any grand vision or experience, but by the simple things. By finding my keys after saying a prayer, by making it safely to work, by feeling the happiness brought through charity, and by receiving answers to prayer. This church has shaped my philosophy on life to that portrayed in Romans 12:21 "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God, and if we follow his counsel, we will experience true joy in this life, and the life to come. This is my testimony.

How I live my faith

I do my very best to read the scriptures every day. Just like how you would never leave your house without a fully charged cell phone battery, I strive to never leave my house without a fully charged spiritual battery. I am constantly looking for ways to help and reach out to others. This allows me to focus less on my struggles, and more on the benefit of others. I live by the motto, "Anything Anytime; Everything Everytime." By this I mean that I always strive to do my all to help others, even when I may feel discouraged or selfish. The Savior certainly gave His all, we should strive to do the same.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Jacob
Our lifestyle is much like everyone else's. We attend public school, go to the grocery store, go to work, and participate in political, social, traditional, and ethnic events. We do, however, have standards that are more strict that the rest of the world. Our motto we live by is "Moderation in all things." Too much of anything is bad. Whether it be addictive substances or practices, foods, activities, or entertainment. We strive to live a well balanced, Christ-centered life. Show more Show less