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Hi I'm Jessi

I absolutely love life! I love meeting new people! I am a dreamer! And I Am A Mormon!

About Me

I've grown up in the church and have loved every moment of it. As a kid I always had a strong desire to learn about all aspects of the gospel. I wanted to know what everyone else knew so I would "Search, Ponder, and Pray." At age 14 I remember telling my mom that I wanted to live in Montana, I never knew why until the day I received my mission call and on the letter it said I was called to serve in the Montana Billings Mission. I always wanted to serve a mission, it just seemed like the right thing to do for me. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and could not imagine my life with out it. I am married with 4 incredible children. When I came home from my mission I decided to go into photography because I felt it was a profession I could do while raising my children. I also run a few blogs. I am an idea junky, so I always have some new project in the works. I am a stay at home mom. It took a lot of time for me to realize that the greatest joy I could have would be, being at home with my kids, and now that I am home with them, I could not imagine it any other way!!! I love being a mom!!! It is the greatest accomplishment I have ever had or will have!!! And the toughest Job in the World!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! And I love My Savior Jesus Christ!!! I was born in the church but at some point...I think when I was 15 I started to question why I believed in the church. I was questioned by adults who wanted to destroy my faith and in instead of backing down to the challenge, I searched for answers. There were about 12 questions I was given and as I searched the Bible for answers (I didn't use the Book of Mormon because they did not believe in it so I used the only book they believed in) I found the answers. I found that the Book of Mormon and Bible work to compliment one another and that they create a firm foundation for truth. There was one final question I had to ask myself, "Was Joseph Smith a Prophet of God?" Joseph Smith taught from the Bible as well, and said that we must do as James suggested and "Ask of God." (James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.") As soon as I got onto my knees to ask, tears filled my eyes and I knew that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and that the Book of Mormon was true. I choose to be a Mormon because I have learned for myself that these things are true. I am grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I am grateful for the opportunities I have to testify of him and grow closer to him through my life experiences.

How I live my faith

This is the Living Gospel of Jesus Christ and because of that I choose to live. I live my faith by waking up each day with hope in my Father in Heavens plan for me and rely on my Savior Jesus Christ to get me through the day. I won't lie I have to work at it, it's not always easy to read my scriptures, remember to pray, have a good attitude, but I do everything in my power to just do it, and maybe one day those things that were hard will be easy.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jessi
I love this question! When we are baptized we promise that we are going to live our lives a certain way. For example we promise to pay a full tithe, to live the law of chastity, Word of Wisdom (not do drugs, drink alcohol, do drugs, drink coffee and tea), and go to church... Well if we choose to live our life this way we receive blessings from the Lord and he allows us to learn more on a different spiritual level. So we basically prove to him we are ready to advance and learn more of him. Going to the temple is like being baptized, we have to be willing to keep those promises we make with him, in the temple those promises are just one step above the ones we are already living. The things of the temple are sacred not secret. In the bible we learn not to cast our pearls before swine. Not to say that the people who have not gone to the temple are less than those who have, there is just a spiritual nature in the temple that is at a personal level. Many things that go on in the temple are of personal revelation through those promises that we make with the Lord. Because the temple is so personal we really do not need to share with those experiences with others. The Lord prepares us to live a life full of purpose and the temple is just one of those ways. For me the temple prepared me for motherhood. When I realized the importance of Eternal Families I realized my importance of being a mother. Now it goes much deeper than that, but those experiences that led me to that realization are between me and my Father in Heaven, they were things I learned through prayer to him and I cherish those answers I was given and feelings I have to this day. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Jessi
As a member of a bi-racial family with a husband that is not white and holds the priesthood, I can say no there are not racial restrictions as to who can join the church and hold the priesthood. Show more Show less