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Hi I'm Mark Jacob

I'm a Mormon and love it :)

About Me

I joined the Church in 1975 in Ogden Utah. I served a Mission to the Alaska Anchorage Mission from September 1976 to 1978. I married Joyce Creamer in the Salt lake City Temple in January 1979. We now have 6 children and 5 grand children. My wife and I and our youngest son are currently living in Southern California.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 19 I had uncertain ideas about life and death. I had lost my mother when I was 16 and was searching for answers. I had taken the missionary lessons once before but I had my walls up and could now listen with my heart. I had started college at Weber State College now University and I had enrolled in an Institute class. One day I meet with my Institute Teacher to talk about some issues I was having. He suggested that I take the missionary lessons again. This time I meet with the missionaries alone and I put my walls down. I could feel the spirit and I knew this was what I wanted in my life. I was baptized in March 1975 near my birthday. I had a never thought about serving a mission at this time but it was when President Kimball had asked for all worthy men 19 years and older to get ready and go on a mission. As I thought about this on my own, I remember others talking about there missions and I knew I wanted to serve. In September 1976 I was headed north to the Alaska Anchorage Mission. My mission strengthened my testimony and helped me to learn the Gospel in ways I could never imagine.

How I live my faith

I like to choose each day as a wonderful day. Sometimes it seems hard but there are many great things to be thankful for and thank our Father in Heaven. I have always love to work with the youth and especially the young men in the Scouting programs. I am really thankful for how the Church supports and sponsors the Scouting movement. Training the young men in the outdoors provides me with many opportunities to grow personally as these spiritual giants grow themselves.