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Hi I'm Jillian

I'm a redhead. I really like my life. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 2 brothers and 2 parents and 1 dog and I adore them. I think I could eat pasta every day of my life. I am terrified of sharks and not a huge fan of moths. I'm studying English in college. My favorite quote changes daily. I have learned that getting outside yourself is the key to a happy life. I believe in potential. We all have the capacity to be incredible and to help others be incredible. Life should be enjoyed - we were created to thrive! I agree that "the brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all" .

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is happiness. There are other things that make me happy; there are books that comfort me and lift me when I'm down. But the Book of Mormon is singular in how it fills me, how it guides me, and how it rejuvinates me. No matter what is going on in my life, if I read the Book of Mormon, I will have peace. Every time. No exception. My life does not miraculously change and my problems do not miraculously vanish, but I can handle the problems. I feel strong and quiet confidence in living the teachings of Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ continually drives me to be better. That is Why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving as a full time missionary in the Texas Houston East Mission. As a missionary, I will live all day every day for the next year-and-a-half talking to people about how the gospel of Jesus Christ will help them. But living my faith will reach far beyond this time of concentrated missionary service. I try to think of every person I see as a child of God, and as such, a person with incredible potential to do good in the world. I live my faith by trying to love everyone, regardless of their background. I live my faith by trying to improve and change myself every day. I live my faith by trying to improve every situation I find myself in, to leave it better than I found it. I try to do what Jesus Christ would do if He stood in my place that moment.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything tells me that there is a God! Seriously. The world that I live in and love; the people who change and bless my life; the scriptures- the words of God to us through his prophets; the hard times that push me to grow, the perfect times I am blessed with, and the times in between the two. The fact that I can think and read and write tells me that I didn't come from nowhere. ALL things bear record of our God, who is a loving, patient, and watchful Heavenly Father. Show more Show less