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Hi I'm Jacob

I live in Missouri and I have Down syndrome. I love to dance, bowl, play basketball, swim and watch movies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jacob. I am 21 years old. I live in Missouri. I love my family. My Mom and Dad are nice to me. Cooper is my dog. I feed him and I love him. Sometimes I take him for a walk. He sleeps in my bedroom at night. I have 6 brothers and 4 sisters. I am the youngest. I like to rap dance. I do the splits and cool moves like round offs, a worm move, shuffle moon walk, and step ups. I was in a theater performance last summer. It was "The Music Man". I was in the boys band and "played" the euphonium. I like to play basketball: I play knock out with my brothers and nephews and Mom and my sister. I like to bowl. I do Special Olympics bowling, and basketball. I like to play volleyball and baseball with my family too. I love Jesus Christ. He is my Savior. Joseph Smith restored His gospel, and translated the Book of Mormon. President Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today. I am called as a ward missionary. One of the things I do is greet people on Sunday and give them a program.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was eight and became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Mormons. The church makes me happy. I have lots of good friends. I want to share the gospel with other people so they can be happy too.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures with my family every day. The Book of Mormon is my favorite. I like the story of Nephi. He was obedient and I want to be obedient too. Sometimes it is hard, but when I think about it, it always makes me feel better to obey. I go to church each Sunday and take the sacrament. The sacrament reminds me of Jesus' sacrifice for me. When I take the sacrament, I promise to remember him and keep the commandments. Then the Spirit will help me make good choices. I like to visit with people at church. I like learning about the gospel and how to live better every day. I like to study "Preach My Gospel" and watch church videos. I learn about the restoration of the gospel, the plan of salvation, prophets and church history.