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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in Las Vegas, NV. I attend Brigham Young University, and I am preparing to serve a mission in the Dominican Republic.

About Me

I am the youngest of five children. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. After completing high school, I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for one year. I love anything and everything that has to do with music. I grew up playing the piano, organ, and singing in choirs throughout my life, and continued to do so in college. Playing, singing, or even listening to music is the easiest way for me to feel the Spirit, and feel close to my Heavenly Father. I love the peace that the gospel brings, and I cannot wait to share it with the people in the Dominican Republic for two years.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the light that The Gospel brings into my life. I have seen it change others lives, and I know that it is the only way to true happiness. There have been times in my life where I have fallen short, missed a few Sundays, or did not fulfill my role as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I remember how empty and lost that I felt. More importantly, I remember how I felt when I again started faithfully living the gospel of Christ. I knew at that point that I never wanted to feel like that again, and made a commitment to always stay true to The Church. I testify that this is the true gospel, and by living it we can return again to Him.

How I live my faith

By doing small and simple things, I am living my faith and showing Father in Heaven that I love him and want to follow him. Providing the sacrament to the elderly who cannot attend church is just one way that I do this. It may not seem like a huge thing to me, but I know that it is a big deal to the people that I serve. The sacrament can be a huge blessing, so I am grateful for that opportunity. Another way that I live my faith is by fulfilling my calling as ward organist. Music is a major part of life, so I am grateful that I am able to provide the music in my ward, and set the mood of the meetings by using this talent the Lord has blessed me with.