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Hi I'm Jacob Wilcox

I'm a missionary in Thailand. I love all things football. I'm the oldest of 6 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Utah and have five younger siblings who are some of my best friends. My family enjoys watching TV or movies together, playing board games in our basement or sports out in our yard, dueling with cooking instruments like ladles and whisks, and pretending to be farmers because we have a handful of chickens and three horses. I love to play both piano and guitar with my buddies. I played tight end for my high school football team and I love to play basketball and mess around with my friends and siblings. If there is a college football game on TV, odds are I am watching it. I was born in Wisconsin so I am a huge Green Bay Packers fan and the Utah Utes are my college team. After Wisconsin, I also lived in New York and Colorado before my family moved to northern Utah to be closer to grandparents and cousins. In 2016 I received an LDS mission call to the Thailand Bangkok Mission where I am now teaching people English and sharing this gospel that I love so much with anyone that will listen.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I choose to be an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is simple: I love it! This gospel and this church has given me so much hope for the rest of my life and the life after, comfort that I can be forgiven and be made whole when I slip up or make mistakes, and a sense of purpose and importance that pushes me to be the best person I can be. I am so grateful for the safety I have experienced as I live the principles of Christ's true church and I know that as I continue to live the way Christ lived, continuously using His atonement and allowing myself to be perfected through Him, I will experience great joy and peace. My life is not going to be perfect, and this church doesn't protect me from the challenges, trials, and painfully rocky moments that every person on earth will face, but because of this church, I know I can be lifted up and all things can be for my benefit.

How I live my faith

Like many young men in our church, I was active in our Boy Scouts of America troop and received my Eagle Scout award. I also participated in youth leadership, home teaching, and our ward basketball team (we won the region championship, so yeah, we're basically ready for the pros).

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jacob Wilcox
To understand why we believe this, we must first remember that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe in modern-day revelation from God and that it is available to anyone at anytime if we pray and earnestly seek for it. Such revelation was given to the prophet Joseph Smith in 1833 for the members of the Church at that time pertaining to things that they should or should not consume. This revelation has come to be known as the Word of Wisdom. The Word of Wisdom helps us keep our bodies healthy and safe from addiction, and is an opportunity to show our trust in and love for our Heavenly Father. As we avoid the use of potentially addictive substances such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs, our bodies are kept healthy and our ability to choose for ourselves without the influences of those substances is maintained. Obedience to the laws of our loving Father in Heaven brings blessings, health, and freedom, and the Word of Wisdom is no exception. Show more Show less