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Hi I'm Jake Hankins

I was raised in Utah. I'm serving as a Missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have enjoyed water sports in every shape and form, from a very young age. I was a very avid video gamer for a long time before the mission. I really enjoy meeting new people and talking with them about their life and story. My step-dad is in the national guard and I may join the military later on as well. I really enjoy Guns, looking at them, building them, modifying them, and of course shooting them ;). I am also a big car fan. The career path that I want to take is in mechanical engineering, around cars, or something in the military, or both. I love my Family dearly and would do just about anything for them. The gospel has helped me come closer to my family and have greater happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother being a member of the lds church, I was raised in the faith. Though I grew up in the gospel, it was until recent years past that I truly decided to be apart of the church and believe. Trials and hardship came allot in highschool, and it wasn't until I decided to really accept who I was as a Son of the Living God, that I was able to reconcile myself. As I made this decision, prayed and pondered about, it became more and more evident to me the truth of the Restoration of the Lords Church. I came to know the Joseph Smith was a true prophet despite anything anyone from the church or not told me. And now as I have made the Decision to serve the Lord and share this, my testimony and Knowledge has grown even more. I have never once regretted the decision I made to serve the Lord or be a part of his church. And my greatest Desire at this moment is to help those that I can come back to the Lord, including my younger brother. I know that I am a Child of God. I know that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God, and that because of His great sacrifice for me, I can return to live with my Heavenly Father. Because of the Gospel and Gods plan for His children, we can ALL return, with our families, to become like our father, and be happy eternally. I Know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Lords Church restored once again to the Earth. I know that it was Restored through Joseph Smith, and I know that He truly did see God the Father and Jesus Christ. This testimony I leave with you in the hope that you may come to know God as I have, and find the Joy that I have. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Back Home before the mission, I had a number of callings/roles in the church. I became a leader and a role model in my youth group at church, and helped allot with planning activities and supporting the younger guys in the group. Right now I serve as a missionary for my church. As a full time missionary I dedicate my money, talents and 2 years of my time to serve the Lord, and help others. My purpose as a missionary is to "Invite others to come unto Christ". I absolutely love sharing the Gospel with others and seeing it bless their lives and mine. I know that the true path to happiness is through Christ and His Gospel.