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Hi I'm Jesse

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have built a bike trail and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy playing chess competitively. Once, I even defeated my age group's world champion in a blitz game! I am also passionate about music. I play the cello and sing.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to follow the teachings of the gospel because it has brought innumerable moments of happiness into my life, to the point where just sometimes seem like endless rays of sun. God's plan for us is to have us return to Him and be able to inherit all that He has. By staying close to God, I feel His love and His want for me to improve myself to be the person that He sees.

How I live my faith

I strive to recognize and appreciate the great love that God has for me and all his children with everything that I experience. Each week, I assist in taking the sacrament around to the elderly who can no longer physically get to church. I feel their love for the Savior which increases my love.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

In 1 Nephi 10 verse 21 it says that "no unclean thing can dwell with God." After The Fall of Adam and Eve, humanity became unworthy to be with God. If any of us made a mistake, that was it, we lost. But, in God's infinite wisdom, a way was created that allowed us be forgiven of our sins and allow us to change. Jesus Christ, who never sinned in his life, was able to perform the Atonement, He took upon himself, all our sins, weaknesses, sicknesses, and infirmities and experienced them so that when we would make a mistake, He had already suffered for it and all would not be lost. With a way open to God's kingdom, what He asks of us is to continually better ourselves to become more godly so that when it is time for us go back to our Heavenly Father, we will be able to stand in His presence with joy and gratitude to be welcomed home. Show more Show less