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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a wife. Mother of 3 adopted children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am fulfilling my life-long dream of being a mother. My husband and I have adopted three beautiful children and are now trying to figure out how to raise them. They are all bio-siblings ages 2, 3, and 4. My life revolves around meeting their needs. We are learning how to be parents as we go along and are realizing that parenting is the hardest job in the world. We also did foster care for a while, but are focusing our time on our own little ones for now.  

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but when I was a teenager I had to decide for myself if I was going to continue in the gospel. One night as I was reading the Book of Mormon, I had a wash of warmth come over me and I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that the Book of Mormon was true. As time went on I came to strengthen my testimony of living prophets, the importance of scriptures, and of my Savior's love for me. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to know these things. This knowledge blesses my life daily.

How I live my faith

For me living the gospel is important, so that makes it easy. I love to read the scriptures and am getting better at studying them. Prayer is an essential part of my life, I couldn't live without it. I am currently the pianist of our ward choir. My favorite church work was working with the young women and helping them learn to maintain high standards.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jessica
YES! One of the marvelous doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that the family relationship can be perpetuated beyond the grave. An ordinance, called a sealing, done in the holy temples make it possible for families to be united eternally. When a husband and wife are sealed in the temple by the proper priesthood authority, they and all children born to them can be united forever. Since our children were not born to us, they came to us through the miracle of adoption they weren't automatically sealed to us as children born to the sealed couple. So, we had the opportunity to take them to the temple to be sealed to us after the adoptions were final. What an amazing experience that was for our family!   Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Jessica
 The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead which consists of Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They work together in their goal to bring us back to them and gain exaltation. In my life, the Holy Ghost has been a marvelous guiding power. It is through the Holy Ghost that I have gained many answers to prayer. It is through Him that I have come to know of the reality of Our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. It is through Him that I have come to know the Book of Mormon is true. It is through Him that I have gained a testimony of living prophets. I have come to recognize and follow the small promptings of the Holy Ghost. As I have done this I have been guided to help others, and how to handle certain situations, and guidance in making decisions. I think without it I would be lost and would have made a lot of poor decisions. I couldn't imagine my life without the gift of the Holy Ghost. I rely heavily upon it in my parenting too. What a marvelous blessing God has given us, to be able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost after our baptism. Show more Show less