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Hi I'm Jay Edward Mortensen

I grew up in Nevada, I have been called to serve in the East Fortaleza Brazil Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in southern Nevada. I just recently graduated from High School where right after I did a summer internship in Washington DC on Capitol Hill for Congressman Hardy. I have called to serve in the East Fortaleza Brazil Mission in October speaking Portuguese for two years. After, I will attend BYU in Provo where I will begin my schooling career to become a lawyer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel. Both of my parents are extremely active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints. So for the first part of my life I lived through their testimonies, I never had my own. Then I hit my teenage years where peer pressure and horrible temptations were thrown my way. My parents testimony only did so much for me. It stopped me from doing horrendous things but I found myself going down the wrong path. It was not until I found for myself that want and need for my own testimony. There have been instances where the Spirit has testified me of the truthfulness of that Gospel and I know it to be true. I cannot deny the Gospel and the Spirit. I have been able to repent for past actions and now I am preparing to serve a mission so that people may know the Gospel like I do.

How I live my faith

I am currently on a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the East Fortaleza Brazil mission but unfortunately I am experiencing Visa problems. I know the Lord needs me somewhere else so odds are I may be reassigned to a States mission for a while before I am able to go Brazil. There is someone out in States waiting for me before I can go to Brazil. I know the Lord has plans for me and through him I can do anything.