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Hi I'm Jessi

I work with children with special needs. I Love to read and learn how to do everything!

About Me

I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love to read, especially Jane Austin's books. I also love knitting, woodworking, photography, and just learning how to do new things. I work with children who have special needs. Most often than not they are the ones teaching me! Those kids have amazing spirits and I feel so very blessed to know each of them. Something that one little boy taught me was to be happy. If I was ever in a bad mood so was he, so in order to have a good day at school I had to change my attitude. It really made me aware of how often I was being negative. I am now a much more positive person thanks to the lessons he taught me. I want to make a difference in the world. One day I want to be able to look back and be able to say that my work has been good. I try to live without regrets. I don't let my fears and personal insecureness keep me from doing things that can bless not only my own life, but also the lives of those around me.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Mormon church when I was two, but my mom encouraged me to study many religions and to decide for myself which church was true. As I studied the scriptures and prayed I gained a testimony for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was Christ's true church on the earth today. I have had my faith confirmed many times in my life as I have continued to read my scriptures and pray and strive to follow Christ. The Book of Mormon has become especially meaningful to me. Often I will come across a section that is just what I need at that point in my life. One that stood out to me lately, as I am away from home, is Alma 26:36 where it says, "...blessed be the name of my God, who has been mindful of us, wanderers in a strange land." I am so thankful for the assurance that comes with knowing that I have a loving Heavenly Father who is watching over while I am away from my family and friends.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying each day to be a little better; to be a little more like my savior. My faith had taught me that I can change, and so I work on becoming the person my Heavenly Father sees I can be by relying on my Savior Jesus Christ. He helps me make it one day at a time.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jessi
Anyone can attend our services. Visitors are more than welcome. We would love to have you come by and see what we are really like. Our church services are made up of three parts. Sacrament meeting is where we all meet together to partake of the Sacrament (bread and water meant to represnet the body and blood of Christ). We also listen to speakers and sing hymns. The rest of our time at church we spend studying different points of the doctrine in smaller classroom settings. Our main purpose for attending church is to take the Sacrament and come closer to Christ. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jessi
The only way for you to know that Mormonism is true is to study, ponder, and pray to know. No one can give you that knowledge but God himself. In Moroni 10:4 we recieve a promise from a prophet of God which says, "And when ye shall recieve these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." There are three keys in that scripture that can help you recieve your answer. 1 Sincere heart: you have to really want to know. 2 Real intent: you have to be willing to act on whatever answer you may recieve. 3 Having faith in Christ: you have to believe in Christ and in His Atonement. If you can do these things study the Book of Mormon and pray to know it is true, you will recieve an answer to your prayer. I know this is true because I have done these things and I know for myself that this is the true church. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jessi
We proselyte, or share the gospel with others because we know it is true. Think of it this way... If you had a cure for cancer wouldn't you want to share it with as many people as you could. It wouldn't matter what people thought of you or how many people pushed you away, you would still want to help them be made whole through your cure. Well that is what it is like for us. We have this amazing knowledge, the gospel of Jesus Christ restored in its fullness on the earth once more. And we want to share it with all the world. We want to help people be made spiritually whole through their Savior. It does not matter what people think of us or what they say. We have a gift and we feel that we would be selfish to not share it with as many people as we possibly could. I know that I personally have no greater gift to give others than my knowledge of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and I am thankful I have a chance to share this message with others. Show more Show less