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Hi I'm Jacob Hopkins

I grew up in Utah, I am currently serving as a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ in New England. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently 18 years old. I am serving a mission for the Church here in the beautiful states of New England. Before I left on my mission, I loved the outdoors and being active. I played football in highschool and also was a cheerleader. People always ask how I could do both cause you can't cheer at a game and play also! I was on a competition team so the male cheerleaders wouldn't actually cheer for games so that worked out! I'm a son to hardworking, loving parents and a brother to 4 brothers and 1 sister who is the youngest and definetly the princess of the family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of the Church so I grew up being able to learn about the gospel and see first hand how it blessed the family. In my teenage years, I wasn't very into the whole church thing even though I'd go. I relied on what others had told me about the church and really didn't have my own testimony of the church. I had a some tough years with sickness during highschool and was in and out of the hospital and I remember during this, I was always worried about surgery and what if I had these problems for the rest of my life and how could I deal with them? One day, the illness just went away. I dismissed this and just decided to carry on without fully realizing that my Heavenly Father was providing for me. I came to that realization on my mission. I knew Heavenly Father loved me before my mission but I have come to feel that love over and over again and not only for me but for each person I see and talk to which is why I am a Mormon, because I have truly felt of the love that he has for each and every one of us.

How I live my faith

In the church, when you turn 18, as young men we are able to go out on a mission and serve the Lord. Missionaries go around and share the gospel and help others. Before my mission, I served a lot in the church's youth programs. One of the ways I love to live my faith is through service! I love to serve others and especially love how happy it makes others which has helped me on my mission because we serve others all day whether that be spiritual or with physical things like moving. I strive to be an example of Christ everyday. I want other to feel of his love so I try my best to do as he would.