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Hi I'm Jacob Penrod

I grew up in Gilbert, AZ but moved away to Castle Rock, CO. I am currently a student at BYU-Idaho. I am a pianist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona where I had amazing friends and started high school. I joined football freshman year which filled me with confidence. Around mid-sophomore year, i was having some issues with who I was and I was confused as to whether or not a god even existed. For a while I drowned out my problems in ivory. Piano was my life I would spend hours upon hours a day on the piano pouring out my emotions through the music; I still lose myself in piano to this day! A few months later I had the privilege of experiencing the ANASAZI Foundation Program. For 7 life changing weeks I hiked and lost myself in nature and ultimately gained a great understanding of who I was and a knowledge that I had a Creator who loved me and was on my side. A few weeks before my 16th birthday I moved to Colorado, It was really rough on me, but I have come to realize that God knows what he is doing when he directs people where he wants them to go!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe it to be true. I have found myself to be the happiest when I am in line with the teachings of the Church. I believe Joseph Smith was a man of God and restored the gospel on the Earth today. Being a Mormon makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I do my best to treat everyone I meet with the love of Christ. I attempt to always love everyone I can no matter where they have come from. I am working constantly to better myself to ultimately prepare a mission. I used to serve on Youth Council for my stake. I try to be an example to others and be as Christlike as I can and live by Matthew 5: 14-16

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jacob Penrod
"Jesus doesn't make up the difference, Jesus makes all the difference." -Brad Wilcox I believe that grace is when God gives us something, even though we do not deserve it. It is a manifestation of His power. I have felt His grace in my life on multiple occasion. I struggled with an addiction that started in my early teenage years and it led to me doing things that I am not proud of. Even though I messed up a fair amount of times, every time I felt sorrow for what I had done, I could feel God waiting there for me and still loving me. I believe that I did not deserve His love, but it was still there for me. I believe that no matter how far off track we may get in life, God will always have his hand out to us, and pull us along with Him through His grace. Show more Show less