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Phil Jacobsen and the advantages of mission work

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Phil Jacobsen
40, BYU graduate, writer and construction worker

What were the consequences of not going on a mission?
When I was 19-21, I would look at the low percentages of men my age who were at BYU, because that was the mission timeframe. I knew that small percentage was made up of me and a few football players. I had a girlfriend. I noticed whenever I would go to her apartment, one of her roommates would go into her bedroom. When I recognized the pattern, I asked her roommate why that was. She said her boyfriend didn’t allow her to be in the same room with me because I hadn’t gone on a mission. I don’t know if they thought I brought evil into the apartment or if he thought I was going to take advantage of his girlfriend. So my girlfriend and I would go into her room and have sex and corrupt the holy hell of the sanctuary that they had.

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