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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a happy mother of three toddlers. I'm trying each day to build my home around Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in small town Nebraska, loving athletics. I went on to high jump for BYU and received a bachelors degree in construction management. During that period I also got to serve a mission, sharing the message of Christ in Orlando, Florida. No other experience was sweeter than sharing with others the joy and truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Seeing their hearts touched by the Master's hand and their lives changed to follow and serve him brought me inexpressible joy. I am now married with three adorable children, and our family lives in Oklahoma where my husband works as a Civil Engineer. My hobbies of the past have now become mostly memories as I try to devote 100% of who I am to teaching and rearing my children. With that I strive to build up my home to be a place of peace and refuge from the chaos of the world. Interests that have evolved in my new role in life include jogging with friends, minor home repairs and renovations, and memory keeping through photography, and digital scrap booking.

Why I am a Mormon

My family for generations has been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but the reason I am a Mormon today is because God has, and still does answer my prayers. There are many reasons the world has given me over the past 20 years since my baptism why I shouldn't believe in God, or why I shouldn't be a Mormon, but none of those reasons have been able to stand against the happiness I find when I live the teachings of Jesus Christ. Whenever I've doubted my beliefs I've ultimately resorted to the one unchanging source of truth: my Father in heaven. He has always spoken peace to my soul, and reassured me of His existence and the truthfulness of this gospel. Prayer is REAL! Its not just a chance for us to murmur our disappointments, or half heartily give thanks for the blessings we've received. God is our Father and if he loved us enough to send his only Begotten Son to suffer and die in our behalf, he most definitely will converse with us if we will but seek his guidance. Through the Holy Ghost, God can and does speak specific answers to our mind and heart. Through these answers we can come to know Him and his Son on a sacred and personal level. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Each week I attend church on Sunday. There I get to worship together with my family for the first hour and for the second hour I get to help organize and teach our youth ages 18m-11yrs. I love serving others in this capacity. These children are so precious to the Lord and I feel His tender love for them as I seek to be an instrument in His hand to teach them His truths. Along with this I have been given responsibility to help run the Cub Scouting program for our young boys. A venture which I am new to and know little about, but am anxious and excited to implement. I know it will enrich and teach valuable principles to these boys. Besides my specific calling to serve with the youth in our church, I daily live my faith in my home. I read from the scriptures each day personally and with my family. It is an honor to teach my children the stories of faithful prophets and believers of old. Through this they learn characteristics of faith, love, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. I also pray vocally through out the day to give thanks for food, ask for help to find a lost toy, or seek guidance on how to better teach my children what is right. Through the coordination of other church leaders I often am given the opportunity to make meals for others who are sick, or recovering. Being a stay-at-home mom I often offer to watch others children when they have illness, tragedy, or just a tight conflict in their schedule and could use a helping hand.

What is faith?

Faith is believing in something enough to act upon it. My faith in Jesus Christ motivates me to live his teachings. When I fall short my faith in Christ allows me to know that I can be forgiven if I will repent. Show more Show less