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Hi I'm Jakob

I'm an engineering student. I'm a pianist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been playing the piano for ten years and I have been teaching it for two. I really enjoy music, especially film score and other pieces for orchestra. Whenever I have spare time, I will compose and orchestrate songs. I have also been accepted as an engineering student at a local university and I will start studying there after I serve a two-year volunteer mission for the Church. I have always enjoyed reading, learning, laughing, and listening to/playing music. In short, I love to enjoy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church by good parents who want to teach me how to be a good, upright person. I want to be a member of the Church because I have seen in my own life the great good that comes from living its teachings. I have learned what it is to be transformed by my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I know what it is to truly feel God's love for me. I want to be a part of this Church because doing so has made me a much better, much happier person.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday with neighbors and friends. I also help plan and participate in weeknight activities for the youth (12-18) in my local church, and in particular the 16-18 year old boys. I have played the organ during the Sunday worship service and the piano for the volunteer choir that performs occasionally then. I also try to live everything I am being taught in church during the week.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

In essence, the purpose of life is to be happy. God has a plan for every one of us that, if followed, will allow us to enjoy peace and happiness in this life and will allow us to live with God and our families forever after we die. Life, of course, is often hard, stressful, sad, and painful, but this can be for our benefit. Like a metalworker refining precious metals or a woodcarver turning a block of wood into a masterpiece, God will sometimes obstacles in the path of life that are meant to strengthen us and make us better. While these trials and struggles are hard in the moment, we can always choose to follow God, follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and try to be happy despite whatever life throws at us. If we do so, those experiences will make us into better, stronger people and we will qualify ourselves for happiness and the opportunity to live with our family forever. Show more Show less