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Hi I'm Jacob Lyse

I am a Mormon. My joy and love for Jesus Christ which I've received is in the Book of Mormon and is powerful beyond comprehension.

About Me

I'm serving a mission in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. I'm the oldest of seven. I enjoy the outdoors, shooting, camping, hiking, fishing, biking, running, climbing, sports of all kinds, dance, martial arts, music, theater, and service. I've been raised an Army Brat through middle school and high school and love it! I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shed, but I'll give a 100% and maybe even leave a mark. I love my Savior and it rules my soul. I know God cares about who we are and what we do and asks us to humble ourselves, seek Him, and listen(can be the hardest part). I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus's Christ and is true.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised in an LDS home and always tried my best to live according to the principles I was taught in church and at home I didn't receive a true personal conversion until I was about 15 when I finished reading the scriptures and was pondering if the things in the scriptures and the possibilities if it wasn't true. Because as teenagers we actually start to think and can sometimes get carried away in our thoughts. And as I was pondering these things I heard the Lord tell me that He was there and will always be there. I felt something I'd never felt before and whenever I discover truth I receive this same feeling and at times even receive personal revelation which I receive from the scriptures, personal prayer, and listening to the Lord's chosen servants. I was also told that the words in the scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, were true even if I didn't completely understand the messages at the time. Ever since then I have gained experience after experience as my life has taken different twists and turns. I believe that true discipleship comes from personal experience. I know that when faith is acted upon regardless of fear we witness The Lord work wonders before us. I know that we only receive a witness after the trial of our faith. I continue to follow the gospel because of the joy and peace I receive from serving others and helping them come to a knowledge of Christ and His divinity. I see the effect that truth has on the humble, meek, and honest seeker. I witness the changes it has on them and those around them. I and many others have witnessed and performed miracles through the power and authority given to us. I know the priesthood of God has been restored by heavenly messengers. I know the Book of Mormon is of God and contains a fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and contains hidden treasures of knowledge. My prayer is that all may come to know and attain this joy and knowledge.

How I live my faith

I am serving the people in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have always been a missionary at heart. Coming out here leaving my family to dedicate two whole years to the Lord has been a huge blessing to both my family and me. I get to share the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with so many people both members and non-members and get to witness the powerful changes a simple testimony can have on the lives of these beautiful people. I testify of Christ and invite all to come unto Him and to receive their own testimonies and witness of Him.