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I am so thrilled! I was given your scriptures. I don’t have much because everything is held so tightly, but this precious book was given to me! I will never read any others. I see the artwork and all of your markings as you highlighted verses that touched you in some way. I went straight to you favorite scripture in Alma 5:26 and remember the day you told us about it and why you loved it so much. I’m guessing it was about 5 years ago. It reads, “And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?” You shared with me that if you once felt these things, it was by the Holy Ghost, and that meant they were true. And if they were true then, it is still true now and will forever be true, even at times when you struggled and did not feel the Holy Ghost. I feel like this scripture is a gift you have given to us for now; for the times when we are bitter or angry and struggle to connect with God. Truth is truth then, now and forever. Jake, I have always admired the testimony you have of Jesus Christ. I know it’s not easy and none of us are perfect. We all struggle, but you have never doubted the things that are important for your salvation, and I know where you are and what you are working toward. I will continue to hope and pray that others in your family will remember the things they were taught and the times they felt the truth. The Holy Ghost is real and brings me peace at times. I am grateful for that. I miss you my sweet boy.

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