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Hi I'm Jacob

I have been called to be a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Vancouver, Washington Mission.

About Me

I love cliff jumping, base jumping, and skydiving! I enjoy romantic walks to the fridge and stargazing. I love hiking and exploring the great outdoors. When I return from my mission (currently serving from June 2016-2018), I plan on attending college and majoring in finance. I enjoy being a member of the church and seeing it change lives. I know this church is true, not simply because I was raised in it, but because I offered up the desires of my heart to know, as many before me, if it was true. I received that witness and know with every fiber of my soul that Jesus is the Christ, that the church has truly been restored unto us in these latter days, and if we would but take up our cross and follow the gospel path, we shall truly be made alive through Him.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon isn't simply a matter of why, but more a matter of who. Who do I want to become like? For me that answer is simple; however, never easy. I desire to develop Christlike attributes that He himself has. I want to be the light in someone's life. I want to bring peace, hope, happiness, and the fullness of the gospel to all who need it. I am young and have not yet experienced life as many have, yet I have experienced a witness of the spirit and I know this message to be true. I am not perfect, nor could I ever hope to be, but I pray that I will forever be increasing in knowledge of the gospel that I may both strengthen my faith and the faith of those around me. I may never be the perfect example or perfect teacher as Christ himself was, but as I exercise my faith, I know the Lord will use me to be his hands in the hastening of this marvelous work. I pray each of us will take the challenge to pray, to truly offer up the desires of our heart, to know that the gospel has been restored in its fullness, that the message it contains is truly the work of the Lord. For I know even as prophets of old that if we would all do this with fullness of heart, with real intent, that you will receive a witness of the spirit even as I have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one step at a time and each step brings me closer to the Savior. I desire to be more like Him and will therefore strive to live as He lived. I attend church and partake of the sacrament each Sunday as a perennial reminder of the atoning sacrifice He made for all of us. I study each of the standard works of scriptures so I may be forever increasing in a knowledge of the goodness the gospel brings. I pray each day that I may have the strength to go and do that which He has called me to do, that I may make my faith manifest through Him.