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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a wife and mom trying to balance life! Some days are good, some are not, but I always know that I'm never alone.

About Me

I'm a married, stay-at-home mom, college student so I've got a lot going on. Music is a big part of my life. I play a couple of instruments and it helps me de-stress at the end of the day. It's a good way to express how I'm feeling and I can share how I feel about my Savior. I love to watch classic movies with my mom and dad. I have some great friends that I have tons of fun with. I'm pretty much your all American girl. I watch sports, enjoy traveling, and experiencing new food, but most of all I like to meet new and interesting people.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that the teachings of the Gospel are true. I grew up in the church but there came a point where I had to find out for myself if the gospel was true and not do it simply because I was told to. So I sat down, read my scriptures (front to back), prayed about it, and had great feeling that what I was doing was right. Everything I have done since then is built upon the fact that I know that the church is true. I feel it in my heart, my soul, and in my mind. The gospel that is taught makes sense if I believe in a loving and just God and I'm truly grateful that I am a part of his marvelous plan.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day to day. Each day is a new and comes with it's own challenges. I'm a young mom with a toddler and new baby, they makes thing crazy at the house so most days are exhausting for me. It's a comfort for me that I have faith that if I pray to Heavenly Father he will help me be patient with my daughter and son and to be a better mom. I give my best and the Father makes up for the rest.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Jessica
No it does not. It does however encourage you to pray before you vote to help to choose. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Jessica
We are taught that we can live with Heavenly Father in Heaven if we use the atonement of Jesus Christ. We must live the commandments and ordinances that He has given us and to repent of our sins for no unclean thing can be in the presence of God. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Jessica
The church does not support abortion because adoption is always an option, but there are exceptions. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jessica
Joseph Smith is the one who brought forth the church into modern days. From several visions and revelations given to Joseph Smith he organized the church, translated the Book of Mormon, the Bible, built modern temples, and sent out missionaries across the world to teach the world of the restored gospel. Many make the mistake that Mormons worship him. He see him as a special witness of the Savior and a modern day prophet. We worship Jesus Christ and the Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jessica
As a teen-ager I was told that to gain a better knowledge of our Father in Heaven is while you pray talk to Him as you would your mortal father. He wants to hear your issues, how your day went, and how He can help you. Also the prophets have written lots about His character in the scriptures. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Jessica
It is a record of the people living on the North American continent during biblical times. It is another testament of Christ. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jessica
We believe in the Bible simply because we believe it to be the word of God...as long as it is translated correctly. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Jessica
Missionaries usually pay for the missions themselves, but there are those who cannot afford it, and the members of the church help them fund it through church programs. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Jessica
For church we dress for Sunday best. Meaning that we wear modest skirts and dresses for ladies and suits and ties for men. We are known to wear modest clothes. You usually won't see the girls wear short skirts or tops. We keep or bodies covered to show respect to the Father who gave them to us. The body we have is the only one we will get so we try to take care of it. We do celebrate the holidays. It's a great time to get together with family and friends and to make some great memories. We celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July, birthdays, anniversaries, and so forth. During the religious holidays families make an effort to make sure that Christ is the center of the celebration. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jessica
No, however, it is commanded that all young men who are worthy to serve should. Young women can if they want. Retired couples are encouraged to serve. My grandparents have served 3 missions since they have retired and they love it! Show more Show less