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Hi I'm Jake Rushton

I grew up in Southern California. I am going to serve a full time mission in Japan. I love to serve others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third of four children, with an older sister and brother and a younger brother. I love playing basketball with my brothers and shooting and making short films and videos with my friends at home. I also love to play guitar, however I do not sing in order to spare others. I am an Eagle Scout and I carry that title high everyday. I just got done with my first year of college at BYU Hawaii and it was the time of my life. It was hard being away from home for that first year, but it definitely helped me mature by taking care of myself and pushing myself to go to class instead of skipping and going to the beach everyday. I made great friends that I hope to see again one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church since I was born and so I grew up in this church. I did not quite have a great understanding or testimony until I went to college this past year at BYU Hawaii. I was surrounded by great people everyday that influenced me to read and study the Book of Mormon for myself. That is when I knew that I wanted to serve a mission. I read great things that impacted me and I knew it was for me specifically. I started to develop my own strong testimony, but there is still a lot of room to grow. I hope to expand my knowledge exponentially on my mission. I know that this church can change lives for the better. I have seen it and I have heard so many stories of good things coming out of this church. I believe that our beloved prophets are called of God and can give us modern day messages to better our lives and our understanding of this church. I also believe with all my heart that families can be together forever and that their is a life after death. We will see our family and friends again and be reunited with those we love. This church blesses lives. It blesses my live and those around me. I can say this with proof and confidence. I say all these things in the beloved name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I have fulfilled many church callings such as teaching lessons on this gospel to those my age and visiting those I have been assigned too to share a good message and keep up with their lives to see if there is anything I can be of service too. I have now been called to serve a full-time mission in the Japan Tokyo South Mission. I leave May 11, 2016 and I will be gone for two years. I will go and serve the people of Japan in any way possible to help improve lives. I will also bring them the message of this great and everlasting gospel.