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Hi I'm Jacob

I play the bass guitar. My favorite sports are football, volleyball, basketball and soccer. I am happy to be a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in northern Utah. I come from a family with two amazing parents and five awesome siblings. They are the people who have directly impacted my life the most. You'll find me playing my guitar quite a bit, maybe a little too much. I started playing the bass guitar when I was 15. I am interested in playing most types of music that involve a bass guitar, but I heavily favor playing reggae music the most. It is hard to beat making good music with good friends. Some things that are most important to me are my relationships with God, my family, and friends. These relationships are strong, but have the potential to be much stronger. I strive to put God first in my life, which naturally leads to stronger bonds with friends and family. I try to avoid places and activities that might dull or weaken these relationships, and try to be in places and do things that strengthen these relationships.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons. First, I guess it is partly because it is how I was raised. My parents are Mormons. My grandparents are Mormons. For some reason I was lucky to be born into the family I have. And I am so grateful for that. However, when I was 18 years old, I started to realize I could not continue to rely on others beliefs to get me through this life. I started to question what I've been taught. And then I started to doubt. I also developed a pattern of living that wasn't in harmony with what God expected of me. I was living far below my potential. When I was 19 years old I experienced a change of heart. I prayerfully read the Book of Mormon and, little by little, made changes in my life that brought me closer to God. I started to get serious about preparing to serve a mission. During this time in my life, I felt more joy and happiness than I had previously felt at any other time in my life. Nothing else came close. I know that this peace and joy came from God. I am 24 now, and no one has offered anything better, so I still am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my absolute best at doing what I know to be right. I wish I could say I am perfect at doing that, but I am not. I really try though. I pray in the morning when I wake up, at night right before I go to sleep, and whenever I am prompted to during the day. I ask God for direction, and when it comes, I follow it. His direction is more clear and recognizable when I consistently and sincerely study the scriptures and words of His living prophets. This is a daily thing-- not just once a week on Sundays. I strive to remain grateful to the Lord for His guidance, and all of His other blessings He has poured out upon His children. As far as being involved in the Church, wherever I live, I immediately talk with the Bishop, who oversees the local congregation, and let him know I want to be put to work. I remain open and willing to any assignment that my leaders might ask me to fulfill. I want to be involved in the Lord's work. Whether the Lord wants me to set tables, preach the Gospel in foreign lands, or to watch the kids in the nursery on Sundays, I remain willing to accept the calls when they come. I've experienced so much joy as I have served my best in different capacities within the Church.