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Hi I'm Jake

I was born and raised in Kentucky, and have been homeschooled my whole life.

About Me

I'm 6'5" and I love playing basketball. Don't be too surprised by that. Among other things, i like camping, hiking, sports, and pretty much anything outdoors. I enjoy reading books, and I hope to be able to write one of my own one day. I have three younger brothers and an older sister, and they have all been amazing examples to me throughout my life (and I love them even though they get me in trouble all the time). I recently decided to serve a mission for the LDS church, and was called to serve in the Arizona Scottsdale mission. I can't wait to serve the amazing people of Arizona, and I know that through my hard work I will bring others and myself closer to Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church. But one thing that Mormons strongly believe in is free agency; the ability to choose for yourself. I made the decision, when I was eight, to be baptized a member of the church. Though I may not have understood the gospel in it's entirety, I knew then, and know now, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God's church restored to the Earth in the last days. I know that through the help and guidance of my amazing friends and leaders I have come closer to Christ than I ever would have, had i not been a member of the church.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the LDS church my whole life, and was taught the gospel of Christ by my family and church leaders. I love the youth programs, and if I could go back through scouts and other activities, I would. Scouts taught me a lot, and with the help and support of my leaders and family, I earned my Eagle Scout award. I can't wait to have kids of my own, to watch them grow up and have the amazing experiences I had with the other youth in my church.