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Hi I'm Jake

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I love cinematography and beach volleyball! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love school, sports, and spending time with friends. I served as a student body officer for Skyline High School , and played on the men's volleyball team. Some of my hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and playing the guitar. Currently I'm serving a mission in Scotland/Ireland from which I plan to return the summer of 2018. After which I will be attending Brigham Young University.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints so I always attended church and participated in church-sponsored activities. Simply, being a Mormon was normal for me. However, I eventually came to a point in my life where I wondered if I actually believed the religion that I had been a part of for so long. I struggled to find my own testimony about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ until I started actually putting the basic gospel principles into practice. By reading The Book of Mormon and The Bible daily, by praying every morning, and by striving to show love and kindness to others... I saw my life change. It didn't happen all at once... But day by day I saw subtle changes in my attitude and outlook on life. At this point I began bearing my testimony to other people at church. I told them that I knew the gospel to be true, and that It gave my life meaning. As I shared my testimony (and continue to share it to this day) I felt overwhelming emotion. It was a physical sensation, and yet an emotional/spiritual reassurance all at the same time. It felt as if someone were hugging me and letting me know that I was home. Simply put, I know the church is true because I feel it with every fiber of my being and because I've seen it change my life.

How I live my faith

Ever since I was little, my parents have always taught me to behave in a way that would be a positive influence on the lives of others. This includes following gospel principles and listening to the counsel of church authorities. Although I probably haven't lived up to that advice at all times... I continually strive to better myself and become the man God wants me to be.