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Hi I'm Jacob Orse

I live in the United States. I enjoy sports, my family, and friends. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I have always loved sports. I have played football, soccer, and track. Besides that I love going to the beach, and going on camping trips. If I had a choice I would always choose an outdoor activity over video games, Netflix, etc. I am also a online student for BYU as I finish rehabilitation from past ACL knee surgeries. I also love reading as well. Everything from scriptures, fiction, to historical literatures. Specifically I love church history as well as American history. While I am very active and love having fun, both my family and friends are what I do consider to be most valuable to me. My relationships aren't always perfect, but I have never doubt the value that they bring to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

First and foremost, I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that this church does have the restored Gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith. But on a more existential level, I was born into a family where both parents were converts. Any member in the church will always face doubts regarding the church's validity, both convert and faithful alike, and I am no exception. I was about 14 years old when I truly began to question and study the truthfulness of the church. But after studying the scriptures, and being exposed to a wealth of others' testimonies did I truly gain my own testimony. Because of my testimony, I have noticed blessings in both introspect as well as retrospect. I am not perfect, but I know that through Christ I can be.

How I live my faith

In my home area, I was a back-up gospel essentials teacher, a ward missionary, and I held multiple leadership callings in the young mens program. I was also an active participant in the home teaching program within our ward. For me personally, how I lived my faith was a personal endeavor. I always tried to find ways to help and serve others in the moment, whether it was helping a friend paint their new house, give the missionaries a ride on a given occasion, or take the sacrament to the elderly within our ward.