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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm from Utah. I'm a soccer playing machinist studying Mechanical Engineering. I'm friends with everyone I meet. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love doing stuff with my hands and fixing things. I like to innovate and invent. My family says it started when I was little playing with building toys. They called me the Lego Master. I've played high level soccer all my life. I just play for fun and exercise now though. I went on a LDS mission to Sonora Mexico and love the people there. I currently work as a Machinist to get myself through college. I'm studying Mechanical Engineering. Wow! The math is so hard, but I'm grateful to be able to learn and understand. I have a wonderful family who love me and I love them. When people ask me how I'm doing; the most appropriate response is "Exceptionally Well!"

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been LDS but I didn't always love it like I do now. I was 17 and a teacher of religion at the seminary near my high school challenged everyone in my class to read the Book of Mormon over the summer. I'd read from the Book of Mormon and didn't have any reason to disbelieve in its truthfulness, but I hadn't ever read from cover to cover. I started reading every day and at first I'd read some thing cool and make a note or underline it, but after awhile I noticed that I was changing. I was kinder to people and more helpful to my family. I was becoming a better me. One day I woke up early and read the 38th chapter of Alma in the book of Mormon. I wept openly the whole time. Then I read it again. It's hard to describe the feelings I had but for the first time of my life I felt my Father in Heaven speak to me personally. The feeling of love and comfort was powerful, thick and palpable. such joy I can't fully comprehend, but I knew my Father new me and knew what was happening in my life and I knew that I was important to Him. So after that day I read the Book of Mormon with a lot more zeal and dedication. I finished the book and knelt down to pray like the prophet who finished writing the book invites (Moroni 10:4-5) to know if it was true. As I prayed I asked "Is this book, the Book of Mormon true?" The best way I can describe the feelings I received as a response is with these words "Jake!!!! You Already Know!!! If you want to feel some peace, Here.. take it..but, You already know its true.. now What Are You Going To Do About It?" So since then and for the rest of my life when I pray and question and ponder about the Church of Jesus Christ and His gospel and teachings, I usually feel and am reminded with those same words " You already know..Now what are you going to do about it?" So I go to church, serve and help and do as much as I can and it brings me more happiness than anything else in this world. I am doing exceptionally well! Because I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by helping people to build their faith in Christ. I often offer a silent prayer for help to know what to say or what to do to lift and inspire my friends and associates to live better and be happier. Its all in the attitude. An extra dose of enthusiasm can brighten almost anyone's day. At church my responsibility is to be a missionary. Not quite like the young men and women with name tags walking around, but I work with them to help people learn about Christ and what HE wants for them and help them make changes in their lives. Also to help people who are LDS who are struggling to come for what ever reason. I also live my faith by going to the temple with my friends every Wednesday or Thursday morning at 6 A.M. You may have seen a temple in the city or on a trip or in your neighborhood. they are big and usually white and absolutely gorgeous. At the temple we remember Jesus Christ and dedicate our lives to follow him. I can worship God, my Heavenly Father at any time and anywhere, but there is a very special feeling when I go to the temple.