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Hi I'm Jacob

I grew up in Arizona. I love to read. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of six children in my family. I love to try new things. I have a passion for reading and have a habit of trying almost any activity I can. Ice skating, cooking, music, rollerblading, hiking, and puzzles. I also have a habit of researching questions I want answered and have a large amount of miscellaneous information about hundreds of subjects that I know something about. In all I'm a renaissance man and I suspect my interests will only broaden as I see where life takes me. I also have over eight pages worth of information on bananas memorized.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up was very difficult for me and left me with a lot of scars. I found myself wondering what could break the cycle of pain that causes kids to be bullied and in turn to bully others. I could never find any kind of answer that would change that cycle and make it so that kids wouldn't ever turn to suicide to solve their problems. I was never able to find an answer to that question until one day I was reading the scriptures. I found that the atonement of Jesus Christ make everything about life that is unfair, fair. With that hope that through Jesus Christ everything could be made right I wanted to try and spread that to the people out there that are in need of hope in their lives. To realize that there is someone watching out for them and that cares about them. I know that through following Jesus Christ a new kind of happiness can enter our lives and ease the pain that comes through having to live in such a flawed world. If we put out faith and trust in him and do our best to try to better the world we will find that we have also bettered ourselves.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in Canada for the church. This is where I leave my home for two years to serve the Lord by trying to spread his gospel to anyone who is willing to hear it. This is a huge commitment and I have always wanted to be given the chance to serve. However, even before serving a mission I tried to be kind and to watch out for everyone. Sometimes we lose the perspective that we are all just people trying to make it in life.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The book of Mormon is a volume of scripture a lot like the bible. The book of Mormon is a record of how god dealt with the people of the ancient Americas. Just like in the bible these people had prophets and through reading their record we can come closer to Jesus Christ. One of the best parts of the Book of Mormon is when Jesus Christ himself visits the people in the Americas after his resurrection. The Book of Mormon is not meant to replace the bible but to support. By reading and following the teachings in these holy books a person can come even closer to Jesus Christ and find out about god's plan for them. Show more Show less