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Hi I'm Jack

I love theater, music and one day hope to be a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jack, and I love playing the piano, my electric guitar, my ukulele and singing. Preferably ABBA or the Beatles, I'm kind of old-school. In school I was heavily involved in theater and loved the musicals. I was Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Northridge High School, and all day long I biddy biddy bummed. It was LIT. I grew up in Utah, and I am the oldest of the five kids in my family. It's been pretty cool, I'd say. My favorite things to do outside are hiking and swimming, and I will do them anytime I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I need the peace and strength I receive from living the gospel taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. It strengthens me, helps me and uplifts me to be the best person I can be. Knowing that I am a child of God is such a powerful thing, and I would not trade that knowledge for anything in the world. Even when difficult things happen, or the world seems too complicated to continue to have faith, I know I can rely on my Savior and that God's eternal plan will make it so we will all reach the destination we want to in the end. I am so grateful for the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the restoration of the gospel, and the power of God restored in these days. I have felt the blessings of that life and could not live without it.

How I live my faith

When I was in my senior year in high school I was diagnosed with anxiety and that has really changed my life in a lot of ways. Throughout my junior year I struggled with mental illness, but didn't really know what the problem was until much later. And that was a really hard time in my life. Honestly, I thought that God was either apathetic to what I was going through, or just wasn't there at all. Even though I had been born into the Mormon church, my faith really didn't exist during that time. I felt alone. However, that was before I started going to therapy, started taking medication, and most importantly, started having faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement for me. I thought I was alone but Christ is there to help us through our trials, pains, afflictions and all manner of things. I am so grateful for the restored gospel and the intimate knowledge it provides of the plan our Heavenly Father has for each of us. Nowadays, I am trying to read my scriptures, pray every day, and trying to focus on the things that Jesus would do, and how I can best serve my fellow humans. I am so grateful for my testimony and my faith.