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Hi I'm Jake

I'm an athlete. I'm a student. I'm an older brother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I played basketball and baseball in High School. I'm a sophomore in college, studying Chemical Engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. I have read the Book of Mormon many times, and love the feeling of peace it brings to me. I have felt Holy Ghost testify of its truth. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior, and I have felt His atonement in my life.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to go to Puerto Rico for two years to serve a full-time mission for the Church. I take turns teaching a class on Sundays for new members and investigators. I occasionally go on camps and bike rides with my brother's youth group.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jake
We believe that making covenants with our Father in Heaven is essential to help us return to His presence. Not everyone has had the opportunity to make those covenants, possibly because they lived at a time or place where the authority to perform the ordinances did not exist, or because they did not hear about the gospel in their lifetimes. God is perfectly just and merciful, and would not deny His children the blessings associated with the baptismal covenant simply because they did not have the opportunity to make that covenant, so He has provided temples where worthy members can perform proxy baptisms for their ancestors. In this way, everyone who has ever lived on the earth will eventually have the opportunity to accept or reject the gospel, if not in this life, than in the world to come. Show more Show less