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Hi I'm Jay

I love the beach. I play tennis. I'm a physicist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a beach boy, I have grown up always going to the beach and I love being there. I played tennis for my high school team, and I still enjoy playing it when I can. I just finished my first year at BYU Provo, and I am an Applied Physics major, with a Computer Science minor. (Yup, I'm a nerd) I love playing board games, card games, and lots of other types of games. I am a people person and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am currently serving a 2 year mission in the Scotland/Ireland mission. I have 3 siblings and 2 loving parents, and we always have fun together.

Why I am a Mormon

I do not know what my life would be like without Christ's Church in my life. It has affected my life in so many ways and has changed me for the better. My experiences living the gospel of Jesus Christ have brought a peace into my life that persists during trials and challenges, an assurance from knowing that there is a prophet of God on the earth today, and a joy knowing that I am doing what God would have me do. I am serving a mission right now in Scotland and Ireland because I love God, and want to be and instrument in His hands to bring others to Him, and because I know that what I am teaching is true and will change the lives of those I teach. I have a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon. I have read it many times and I know that if you study its teachings, and apply them in your life, you will be changed for the better. I find such peace and comfort in reading the scriptures, but especially the Book of Mormon. Heavenly Father in ancient times revealed His will to the prophets, and in 1820 He again called a prophet to the earth, Joseph Smith, and through him the complete gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. I know that through Christ's Atonement, we can receive forgiveness for our sins and become completely clean. My favorite scripture, Helaman 5:12, promises that if we build our foundation of faith upon Christ, Satan “shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.” I am extremely grateful for the many good examples that my family and friends are to me, and I will continue to try to improve every day by following Jesus' example and His teachings.

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Lord Jesus Christ. For the next 2 years I will be living my faith by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people in Scotland and Ireland. I know that the standards that I hold because of my faith are much different than that of the rest of the world, and that makes me stand out. But I am not afraid to stand out by talking about and living my faith.