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Hi I'm Jake

I'm a mormon. I've been called to serve as a missionary for the LDS church, and I love this gospel.

About Me

I love spending time with my friends and family. I am the oldest, I have one brother and 3 sisters. I love playing water polo, mountain biking, skiing, camping, boating, hiking, and adventures of any sort. I am serving a mission for the LDS church and will be attending college after my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in this church, and have gained a testimony in our Savior Jesus Christ. He loves everyone, and he has helped me through my trials. As I've studied and pondered the scriptures (especially the Book of Mormon) I have felt of His love and have felt the spirit testify of the truth of the His words. I know that this Church is led by a prophet, President Thomas S Monson, who receives revelation from the Lord to guide us. I know that families are eternal, and the basis for us to learn and become more like our Father in Heaven. I know that prayers are answered when asked in faith.

How I live my faith

I love attending church and especially the temple. I am serving a mission for the Church, preaching the gospel and inviting all to come unto Christ. I strive to be converted unto the Lord, by trying to live and serve as Jesus Christ would.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jake
Because our Heavenly Father loves all of us so very much, he wants to give everyone the chance to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. This is done as we follow His (Jesus Christ's) example to be baptized by immersion (completely under the water) by the proper authority. Many people lived and died without having the chance to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that after we die we go to a place called the spirit world. When we perform baptisms for the dead here on earth, we act as proxy for those ancestors, and they have the choice (in the spirit world) to accept or reject that baptism. We believe that everyone will be taught the gospel and have the choice to accept or reject it. Show more Show less