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Hi I'm Jake

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I love the outdoors. I love to run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time in the outdoors. I ran cross country and track and field in high school, and I continue to run. I enjoy camping, skiing, hiking, biking and boating. I worked as a lifeguard at a local swimming pool. After my mission in Lima, Peru, I will be attending Brigham Young University.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know this church is the true church. I feel comfortable here, and Heavenly Father has revealed to me countless times that this church is true. I have felt the spirit in my life, and I have felt Heavenly Father's love for me. I know that Heavenly Father loves each and every one of his children. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet. I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are the word of God, and that Joseph Smith really did see Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove. I know that Jesus Christ gave his life because He loves us. Because of His great atoning sacrifice, we are able to live with him and our families for eternity.

How I live my faith

I have lived in the same ward my whole life. I have served my calling as the president of a group of young men, and I play the piano when the men in my ward meet. I fulfill my calling as a home teacher, with my father as my companion. I have served as a youth counselor for the Mormon Church's special needs activity program, spending time with and encouraging people with disabilities.

What do Mormons believe about family?

The family is the most important unit within the church. The purpose of families is to have a group of people who can uplift each-other and encourage each-other to follow God's commandments. Families are able to spend eternity together if they live in righteousness. This is made possible through sealing ordinances performed in the holy temples. Show more Show less