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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm an artist, designer, and a Mormon.

About Me

I love art. Everything about it from painting to drawing to decorating a living room. I grew up in Ohio and married a great guy from Idaho. We live in Utah. I went to school to be a designer, but half way through was diagnosed with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was able to finish school (thank goodness!) and can't wait for the day to be healthy enough to do some designing (or really anything besides being sick all day!)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because it keeps me happy. No matter what else is going on in life I have found that turning to God will always bring comfort- even if it doesn't change circumstances.

How I live my faith

To me, faith is something that starts in a church building and slowly reaches each aspect of your life. At church I've recently worked as a Sunday School teacher for a class of three and four year olds my very favorite thing to do at church! and now use my design to create fliers and posters for upcoming church events. After filling my assignments at church, I find myself wanting to do more. A child's question might make me turn to the Bible, an upcoming Christmas event might turn me towards studying the stories of Christ's birth. Every bit of faith seems to inspire a little more until my whole life seems to revolve around it. That is when I truly feel I am 'living' my faith.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No way! I grew up where there weren't many Mormons. My friends from school were all amazing people- none of them were members of my church but that never mattered to any of us. I'd give them anything they needed. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

I was lucky enough to serve as a Mormon missionary in Argentina. It's an amazing experience for so many reasons, one of those is that you get to pay for it yourself- which I feel helps you appreciate every moment of it even more. I used up what I had saved up (it wasn't too much since I was 21 and still in college) and was lucky enough to have parents, grandparents and a sister who all volunteered to help with the expenses. For me, everything was kept in the family, which was a great unifying experience. For those missionaries who aren't in a situation to pay for their entire mission, there is a 'Missionary Fund' where members of their congregation can donate towards the cause. This is a completely separate fund from our tithing and is completely voluntary- if you'd like the help a missionary out you can, but if you don't that's just fine too. Show more Show less