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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a first grade teacher. I was born into a wonderful family who taught me truths my whole life. I enjoy learning and teaching. I love music, dancing, and reading. As a student I studied teaching, music, and history. My music has been a wonderful part of my life and taught me dedication, practice, and allowed me to reach for goals that seemed too large for me. However, in participating in music I was able to perform in Carnegie Hall with the Tacoma Youth Symphony. I would love to learn to be fluent in American Sign Language and to take ballroom dance lessons.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because it lifts me up and carries me on when life is tough. When I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis as a teenager I had the gospel already in my life to turn to. It wasn't easy to have to let go of my love of ballet, but I knew the Savior had plans for me and I was able to find comfort in that. I am able to celebrate the good in life no matter what is going on because of the perspective I have received. It helps me see others in a better light. It gives me direction. I am a Mormon because Christ lives and this is the church He has given the authority to continue His work. I feel, I see it, and I live it. I am not perfect, but through my learning I know one day I can be, just like my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I teach and lead the young women in my ward through Sunday lessons and weekday activities as well as Girls Camp. I read my scriptures, pray, save time for family night, and attend the temple to worship. Sometimes it's hard to say how I live my faith because it is all interwoven into who and what I am and do.

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

The Church will not ever tell us how to vote on anything because we believe in the principle of agency - that every person must choose for themselves in all things. However, the Church will guide us when particular issues arise and ask us to be informed and align with the gospel standards the Lord would have us represent. We are all encouraged to vote and become active members of our communities. Show more Show less