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Hi I'm Jake

I have been a Mormon all my life. My family lives in Idaho and I will be serving a mission in Bakersfield California.

About Me

I love the outdoors! My favorite activities are outdoor sports such as shooting, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and camping. I live in Idaho, so luckily I have plenty of opportunities for these activities. Soon I leave on my mission to California where I will be speaking Spanish. I'm so excited to serve the people there and strengthen my testimony of the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. There is no better way to achieve happiness than living the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In the Book of Mormon it says: Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. I fully agree with this and I'm glad that I belong to a church whose purpose is to bring joy to its members. I used to think that all the commandments that we were asked to follow were ridiculous and excessively restrictive, but then one day I read this scripture: There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated — And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated. I then realized that all these commandments were just God giving me more opportunities to be blessed.

How I live my faith

All young men my age are asked to serve two year missions. In July of 2016 I will be leaving to California to serve the people there and teach them the gospel in Spanish. Currently I live in Idaho where I serve as an ordinance worker in the Boise Temple. Basically I help people who come through the temple perform sacred activities that will help them return to our Heavenly Father. I also serve as a home-teacher with my father. Once a month we visit families in our ward (local branch of the church), share a gospel message, and help them with any problems they may have.