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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a DREAMER, a student athlete, newly married, and obsessed with love. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a believer in miracles, in beauty, in dreaming, in love, in smiling until your cheeks hurt, and in making a difference. I am student athlete at my university. I am newly married to my wonderful husband. I love to run! I love to sing, play piano, play guitar and I absolutely love art. I find joy in being creative and pursuing my dreams however big they may be. I adore love! I love the peace and stability it brings to my life. To love and to be loved are the fruits of charity, of serving, of giving of yourself and will bring us closer to God. My relationships with my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ have grown as I have learned what it means to truly love by feeling their undying and immovable love for me. I live by the motto, "Never, Never, Never give up!" and will continue to press forward through the challenges I face as a young adult in a world plagued with sin. There is hope. There is something greater. I believe that with my whole heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I made a decision a few years ago to delve into the gospel of Jesus Christ, which I was fortunate to grow up learning. There was a time in my life when I felt in deep despair. I felt lost, hopeless, and insecure. I kneeled upon the floor of my bedroom, tears pooled on the floor, and pleaded with a God I had grown up learning about and asked for his grace, for his tender loving hand to lift me. Time stood still. I felt his love, I felt his assurance, I knew all would be well as I put my trust in him. I knew this was the truth I had been yearning for. I found out for myself that the commandments and principles I had been living for years were true and full of righteousness. I have never looked back. I continually feel the light and presence of God in my life. The desires of my heart have been filled - to feel love from my Heavenly Father - and I anticipate the day where I can thank him in person for not giving up on me. That's why I am mormon. There is nothing more assuring and beautiful than the love God has for his children if only we seek to make him a part of our lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in several ways. The first: by example. I try to show my devotion to my faith by my actions. I look for opportunities to act for the savior. Sometimes I will see someone is having a hard time - my thoughts lead me to thinking how the savior would help this person. Often times its not even words said, but a hug, a shoulder to cry on, or just being there to listen. I live the standards of the lord's church as best I can so that people can see how much it means to me. I do all that I can to help people be better by the way I live my life. I try to give them a reason to hang on, to hope, to search for good, because I have found it in my life and the way I live reflects that knowledge. The second: by diligence. It is important to have scripture study, prayer and church attendance in our lives. But its even more important to do them with real intent. It means nothing to give of your time, to do these daily things if we do not give of our heart first. I search within myself every morning for that burning desire to learn and be a disciple of Jesus Christ through my diligence in reading my scriptures, daily prayer, and holding my church responsibilities highly. The third: service. Jesus Christ was the perfect example of charity, and of service to others. This has a been a great way to demonstrate how I live my faith. I look for opportunities to serve. I believe in miracles, so even when a task seems daunting, I know that by serving our friends, family, and all those that surround us, the lord will bless our hands to help them, our mouths to encourage them, and our hearts to love them. Service brings us closer to God because we are able to see his hand in all things. WE are his servants on this earth, so the greatest way we can serve him is by serving all of his children. What a holy and fulfilling call to "gather his sheep." Perhaps service is the greatest way we can truly live his gospel.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is the base of all things eternal. We are born through the procreative powers between a man and woman - a gift given from God. The marriage, the unity between a man and woman is therefore ordained of god. God has given us his spirit children to raise in this life, upon this earth, hoping we will one day return to him as a family. It is no accident that those procreative powers were given to bless and enrich our families through the raising of children. We are so blessed to have the gift of bearing children and it should be esteemed as the greatest responsibility we have on this earth - to rear our children in righteousness. To love, to cherish, and to find fulfillment in the role we have as parents, and as a family to bring about God's purposes brings us undeniable joy in this life. There is nothing more scared than our families and furthermore the blessings that come to us individually as we create children. What a beautiful process and opportunity. Show more Show less