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Hi I'm Jake

I grew up in Montana. I am the oldest of four siblings. I am a State track hurdler. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated. I am currently serving a mission in San Jose. I am the oldest of four siblings. My father is an undersheriff for Meagher County and my mother is a stay at home mom. I love the outdoors. My whole life I grew up in Montana. My hobbies consist of hiking, fishing (love fishing), art, riding dirtbikes, horseback riding, floating the river, water sports (kneeboarding, wakeboarding, etc.), flying remote-control air craft, and so much more. I'm so lucky to live in Montana. We lived right next to a ski hill so I spent over seven years skiing. I also played many sports in high school like basketball, football, and track. I am a hurdler in track and placed in State for two years in a row, and also beat my school record three times. I spent many hours fishing in many lakes and rivers around the state. I plan on attending Brigham Young University-Idaho right after my mission. I will be getting a degree in biology and then attend dental school to further my education on becoming an Orthodontist. On the way of all my education, I plan on getting married in the temple and raising a family. I am currently serving in the San Jose California mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I know without a doubt that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I know of the blessings of keeping the commandments and going to the temple brings in our lives. No matter how influencing the temptations of going to that high school or everyday life were I never would lower my standards no matter how lonely that would make me. Even though I had to stand alone, God expected me to stand. This church means everything to me. It's my life. The gift for eternal life and to live with my family forever is one of the greatest gifts our Heavenly Father can give us. I love Heavenly Father and Christ so much that I will do anything for them because they know my plan and they know what's best for me and the happiness and promises this life has to offer so that I may be able to live with my family forever.

How I live my faith

We moved half way through my fourth-grade year. I went from a large ward to a tiny branch (I call it the twig) that consisted of ten people, and that is on a good day. It was a hard challenge for me because I was the only Mormon in my Jr. high and high school. I was very fortunate, however, to have another member of the church my senior year (my brother). Because of this, I have been the first Deacon, Teacher, Priest, and the first missionary to leave ever in the whole county. So yes, my Branch President could say that 100 percent of his Priest Quorum left on a mission that year. I have been called the president of both the Deacon and Teacher's Quorum and first counselor of the Priest Quorum. I have spent many of my high school years alone because of the standards I have never allowed me to fit in with the students so I didn't have very many friends. I struggled for a while with a little bit of depression for I was alone and stricken by the environment I was surrounded by at school. I never had that reassuring strength in numbers to rely on. It was just me. However, I decided one day not to let that get to me. I finished the rest of my high school years setting an example and pressing onward to the end. I knew that I wasn't alone because I had my family always there to support me. I also had a very best friend that never let me down, Jesus Christ. And my loving Heavenly Father who was always there for me and never let me experience these trials alone. I am so happy and blessed by not falling towards those temptations and never letting those negative influences get to me.