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Hi I'm Jacob Blackner

I am from the Pacific North West. I love basketball. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my hobbies is playing basketball. I love any kind of sport or physical activity. I just graduated from high school and I will be going on my mission to Peru this winter. After my mission I will be attending BYU-Idaho where I plan to study pre-dentistry.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I grew up in the church...... but really why I choose to be a mormon goes into something deeper. I am a member of this church because it is the truth in this day. This religion helps myself and many others find meaning in life and feel comfort from our father in heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that this church has helped so many people and because of this and my testimony of the gospel I am willing to go on a mission for the next 2 years of my life to help people become closer with their father in heaven and to serve all that I can. I am so grateful for this oppurtunity in my life and I know that as I am not perfect I can become more christlike and follow his example by teaching people.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a ward missionary in my ward. I have taught new member lessons with new converts to the church and also have gone teaching with the full time missionaries. Also I teach the Gospel Principles class where you learn about the basics of the gospel. Also for the next 2 years I will be preaching the gospel to the people in Iquitos, Peru and I am so excited for this wonderful oppurtunity.