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Hi I'm Jake Van Orman

I love the gospel and have seen it's impact in my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I try to live my life in a way where I can live my faith in Jesus Christ while having clean fun. I love to spend time with my family. My favorite thing to do in life is to spend time in the mountains, so that's what I love the most about Utah. Dirt biking, snowboarding, and camping are what I spend most of my time doing! I want to make the most out of life and living the gospel is how I find true happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young I learned a lot about the gospel and I always just accepted that it was true. I felt the spirit many times as just a child, I knew that Jesus lives and that he had a plan for me. Of course I always talked about serving a mission one day, it wasn't an idea, it was a known fact that I would. Well the following years came and my mission was drawing nearer. I had to know very strongly that this really was the true church and if this was what I needed to do. After reading the book of mormon, going to the temple, praying, and receiving my own personal revelation, I knew in my heart that this church was true. As it says in James, I kept on asking and inquiring of the Lord, and I kept on receiving. At times I was very stubborn but after I received many answers and had felt the spirit telling me the truth several times, I found myself a strong testimony. For this couldn't all be coincidence and slowly the Lord had given me what I needed so that I could see the whole picture. He had given it to me piece by piece until I was ready to hear what he needed to tell me. I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

Taking time to do the little things such as personal prayer and scripture study helps me to have a relationship with God each and every day. Going to the temple is also key to me, I love the feeling that sticks with me as I seek direction in the temple. Jesus Christ has played a huge role in my life. His teachings give me purpose, direction, and hope. I strive to follow the spirit in each and every decision that I make in life!