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Hi I'm Jace Ercanbrack

I grew up in American Fork Utah, I am serving a mission in Uganda, Kampala. I have been a member my whole life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a snowboarder, I love to ride motorcycles, four wheelers, snowmobiles, razors, just about anything that I can drive. I am an Eagle Scout, I love the scouting program. I am recently attending high school, but I will graduate in May. Then I will go serve a mission in Uganda, Kampala. I have been a Mormon my whole life, I was born into a LDS family. There are 6 people in my family including me, there is my Dad, my Mom and 3 Siblings, a older sister, a older brother, and a younger brother. After I come home from my mission, I will be attending Utah Valley University. My hope is to mayor in special education, and minor in business. I hope someday that I can start my own business, but I want to be either a teacher or a seminary teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a LDS family, I have been a member since the time I was 8 years old. I am a mormon because I prayed and asked Heavenly Father if this church is true, and if the Book of Mormon is true. I received my answer, by the power of the Holy Ghost, I heard the voice of the Holy Ghost speak to me, and testify to me that is was all true. I felt as if someone came up and wrapped there arms around me. I am mormon because I have tried living without this gospel, and I was lost, I was confused, I was sad, I was just simply unhappy with my life. For 5 years of my life, from the age of 12 to 17, I wandered. Lost, confused unhappy with who I was and where I was going. Until one day I decided to change, I was tired of being unhappy, always trying to search for happiness but never finding it. I remembered that I was happy when I was praying and reading the Book of Mormon, so I began to pray more fervently, and I began to read again. It changed my life forever, because of that I am the person I am today. I can testify to you, that this church is true, and it will bring you closer to our Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because I know the church is true, I am a Mormon because I know Book of Mormon is the word of God it is the most correct of any book on this earth, and it will bring you closer to our Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I love the Savior Jesus Christ, and because the atonement of Jesus Christ is real, it works. I am a Mormon because I know that Heavenly Father loves me and I love him. I am a Mormon because this gospel makes me want to be a better person, it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by every morning I pray and read my scriptures before I leave my house. Every Sunday, I go to church and I participate in the sacrament, the sacrament is an ordinance that we do. It represents how everyday we will commit to take upon us the name of Jesus Christ and that we will always try to do according to his will. Then I go to Sunday school, which is a class for those who are your age, and you learn about how to be a better person. About how we can help others and lift others up, and discover a little more about who we are and where we are going. The last meeting for me is Priesthood, where we as young men go according to our age groups. We go and we learn about how to serve, how to fulfill our priesthood duty's. Some of us are then assigned to go administer the sacrament to the elderly or sick in our ward. I was the first assistant in my Priesthood quorum, while I was in that calling my duty's were to make sure everyone felt included. To plan the Wednesday night activities for our quorum as well as who would teach the lessons for 3rd hour every Sunday. I live my faith by serving, by helping those who are around me, by administering to the sick and needed. I live my faith by following Gods' commandments for me, I live my faith by follow the teachings of the Savior Jesus Christ.