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Hi I'm Jacob Cornish

I live in Nebraska. I'm an electrician, nerd, game geek, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love puzzles and games, anything that I have to think about or figure out. I'm an apprentice electrician because of that and also the fact that I can work with my hands. I am always the quite one in the bunch but also the reliable one. I enjoy being the one others can turn to for help.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church but that is not why I am a Mormon. I learned a lot when I was younger about what a Mormon believed and I believed some of it. It wasn't until I had hurt my neck, nearly breaking it, while serving as a missionary that I had to really lean on the meager faith that I had. I had damage to the tendons in my neck causing headaches for about 2 1/12 years. Going that long with constant headaches people think that you are faking especially when a doctor tells you that there isn't or shouldn't be anything wrong with you. You wonder if there will be a life without pain. You doubt yourself and you become worn down. It also didn't help that I was going through a period of depression. After a year and a half of headaches I found someone who said that I wasn't crazy and that he believed me and could help me. It took a lot of work but I was able to feel normal again. And these men that helped me along the way just happened to be in my home town and were friends from church. They happened to specialize in what I needed to be whole and be there when I needed it. I knew when he told me that he could help that there was not coincidence, that I was being looked over. In that time of recovery I also learned a lot of lessons on repentance and the healing that can come through Christ. Not just the healing from sin but the healing from fear, doubt, pain and sorrow. The love that I felt from my Father in heaven was so strong that I never wanted to lose it. I know that he love and looks after all his children, that if we let him he can brighten our lives and make the burdens we bear possible. He does all he can to help, he gave us his son to save us. The lessons I learned as a child now have deeper meaning for me and allow me to come closer to him.

How I live my faith

When I tell people that over 10 hours a week is devoted to going to church in one form or another many are confused or shocked. I get to organize and teach the lessons for the men at church on Sundays, I get to help those who are struggling with addiction, and I get to help people make sacred promises to the Lord. Working construction there are people all around me that fulfill the stereotype of the crude construction worker. I don't and I stand out a little because of it. Being in that environment doesn't have to change you. I know from an older electrician who is also Mormon that you can change that stereotype of those around you, by being true to you.