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Hi I'm Jacob Kirkpatrick

I was raised in Utah. I run marathons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 3 boys. I grew up in the great state of Utah. I enjoy reading, playing sports, listening to music and going camping and fishing. I have a small group of friends that I like to do all of these things with. We all went to the same high school and plan on following similar paths through the rest of our lives. We love to play basketball and compete with local teams. It is a good way for us to pass time and to have fun with each other. I also like to run Marathons. My mom got me hooked running them when I was 12. I have run 3 since then, with my most recent in 2010. I have been called to serve a full time mission for the Church in the Texas Lubbock Mission. I am a fighting survivor of Cystic Fibrosis. I plan on going to college and attending medical school.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church. Since the day of my baptism when I was 8 years old, I cannot remember a day that I have ever truly felt abandoned. The Church is the greatest source of peace and rest that I have ever experienced. Every day I can feel Gods hand playing a divine role in my life. The lessons I learn from the experiences of life are lessons that I will never forget. They are all to help me grow and become more like our Father in Heaven. The church has helped me gain an understanding of where I came from, why I am here and where I am going. I know that I am a son of a loving Heavenly Father. I know that he sent his only begotten son to die for my sins so I can return to live with him. I know that he forgives me of my sins through his infinite act of mercy and compassion. The truth of the gospel rings true whenever I read from the scriptures. I can feel the power of the prophets that wrote the scriptures speaking to me and telling me how to apply the principles of the gospel in my life. I know that Joseph Smith Jr. translated The Book of Mormon and started the final dispensation for the Church. I know he was a prophet of god, I also know that current leaders of our Church are called of God. I know they are led by our Heavenly Father. I know that through the gospel we can all be a happier, stronger, and more successful than by any other way.

How I live my faith

I love to live the life as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of how it blesses my life. I am dedicating the next two years of my life to serve a full time mission for my Heavenly Father to bring others to know & feel what I do every day. My experience as a member has taught me that the more active and faithful I am in participating in my assignments in the church, the more happy & content I become. Enjoying a night dedicated just to spending time with my family every Monday night, going to activities on one night every week with the youth, taking the sacrament on Sunday is all part of what makes everything so special. I enjoy every minute of it! Feeling the love and support from all of the members around me makes me want to share the amazing feelings and experiences that I enjoy every day. So much can and will happen when you actively serve and participate with love and compassion towards other members and non-members. No matter what happens through the rest of my life, I have a very solid foundation that I know I can fall back on for support in my family and the rest of the church. I know how much being active and committed can make a difference. The chances to serve and to be served are so big you wont have time to even think about the work that is involved. As a youth group in my ward we try to do at least one service project every month, & to see the difference it can make in someones life (big or small) is such a blessing to me.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Jacob Kirkpatrick
We need a Savior because we all have sins and things that we feel guilty about. While we have these sins, we cannot return to live with our Heavenly Father and partake of the blessings that he enjoys. Because we are guilty of sinning, we are in need of a Savior to save us from our sins. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for our sins, was crucified on the cross, then in three days he rose from the dead and his Atonement was complete. Through excersising faith in Him and his Atonement and asking for forgiveness we can be forgiven and feel the peace and joy that comes from having no sin. Show more Show less