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Hi I'm Jake

I love playing sports and being outdoors! I am a swimmer and an ultimate frisbee player. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I just graduated from high school in 2014. I am a missionary for the Church! I have been called to serve my mission in Portugal! I just barely started my mission and am still in the Missionary Training Center. I love teaching people about what I know is true. I am the oldest of four siblings. I love being outdoors. I love fishing and hiking. I also love snowboarding. Through my whole life I have loved sports. As a kid, I played soccer and basketball. In high school I was on the swim team and played ultimate frisbee. However, I love playing any sport! I am passionate about being athletic but even more passionate about my religion! Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the best of my ability every day and always striving to become more Christlike is the most important part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a devout Mormon family and have been raised on the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ through my whole life. But the reason I am still a devoted Mormon is because living by the principles this church teaches has brought me more happiness than anything else I have found in this world. I went through a time in my early teenage years where I stopped believing this church is true and stopped living several its teachings. But with the help of some good influences in my life I remembered my testimony and have never doubted the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since. But during that period of my life I was never very happy and I wasn't too fun to be around. Since then, applying the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life has made me so happy! This is the true church because its teachings are true. I have tested them, and they are true! I have felt the love of the Savior as he has blessed me for always striving to fully obey His commandments.

How I live my faith

Studying the scriptures, sincerely praying, and finding ways to give service are things I try very hard to do every day. I search for every opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ I can get. I have made studying the scriptures and how to teach their truths to people and also studying Portuguese a very big part of my life. I have to sacrifice some things to live this way, but it is totally worth it!