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Hi I'm Jae

I'm a tax accountant, a rock climber, and I'm learning to play the banjo. Most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a tax accountant in San Francisco. I know that sounds boring, but it's something I really enjoy doing. I'm the oldest of five children and love hanging out with my siblings. I'm the proud uncle of a beautiful three-year-old niece, with another on the way soon. I love being in the outdoors, especially in a beautiful place like the Bay Area. Backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and fly fishing are some of my favorite outdoor activities. I'm learning how to play the banjo and I love all kinds of music. One of my favorite things to do is getting together with friends, telling stories, and sharing a laugh together. I love getting to know people better and learning what makes them unique. I'm far away from my family now (I grew up in Utah), but I've made close friends in San Francisco who are like family to me now.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church, but I needed to find the truth for myself. When I was a teenager, I decided I couldn't just depend on what my parents and Church leaders had told me. I had some concerns about whether the Book of Mormon was really a true book and whether God even existed. Fortunately, I had been taught to pray, and I concluded that if God did exist, surely He would answer my prayer. I prayed earnestly for a week or so to know if God was real and by the end of the week, I had several quiet but powerful experiences that left me sure there was a God. I also knew that He knew me individually and loved me, and that because of that love, He'd inspired men to write the Book of Mormon. This was the beginning of my spiritual independence, but continuing down the path of being a Mormon has been an ongoing series of decisions and inspiring spiritual experiences. I guess "being a Mormon" is probably the wrong way to put it - I consider myself a follower of Jesus Christ. As I've studied the scriptures and listened to Church leaders, including modern-day prophets and apostles, I've become more and more certain that this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, really is the Savior's church and is the path He has laid out for all of us to follow.

How I live my faith

As a member of the LDS Church,