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Hi I'm Jake

I grew up in Utah. I live in Hawaii. I like sports, outdoors, and the beach. I love my family and friends. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am an athlete. I am passionate about being healthy and fit. I love learning and growing. I am creative and love working with and presenting new ideas to find solutions to problems. I love playing any kind of sports, especially basketball and rugby. I love all people, and have a special place in my heart for the people from the Polynesian Islands. I served a 2 year church mission in Hawaii and I am currently a student in college at Brigham Young University - Hawaii. I love food and I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am I Mormon because I understand the importance of many vital gospel principles which have been lost or changed over time. I understand the importance of having prophets on earth to guide us and direct us. I understand the importance of having scriptures and records of God's dealings not only with people in Jerusalem (Bible), but also with the ancient peoples of America (Book of Mormon). This is so we may learn more about Christ and his teachings, and what our Father in Heaven expects from us. The Gospel makes sense because it is simple and powerful. All who are looking for answers to their questions and solutions to life's problems can find them within the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because of the great feeling of peace and happiness I feel as I pray and ask God about the truthfulness of this church and of the principles and ordinances found in it. I know it is true because I have experienced it in my life. How do you know a birthday cake, or any kind of desirable pastry, is good? You gotta try it! If you want to know the truthfulness of the Gospel and the Book of Mormon, you gotta try them! I have done that and I know it this church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always doing my best to set a good example and serve others. We learn from the Scriptures that Jesus Christ was the ultimate example and I try to set a good example by following him. I am currently serving as a Ward Mission Leader, which is basically a calling to assist the missionaries in their work of helping, teaching, and serving others. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is so important and brings so much happiness. This is why I chose to serve as a missionary, to share with (and continue to share with) as many people as I could the knowledge that has brought me and my family so much happiness and peace in this life. I understand the importance of a good working community and I try to volunteer and give service in the community where I can. I try to exemplify the Savior in all that I do, which is something that creates the biggest impact on those around us.