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Hi I'm Jesse

I'm 23, I'm engaged, I'm a sucker for red heads, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Well, my name is Jesse. I live Washington State, the green side. I love the outdoors! I love camping, hiking, fishing and tree climbing! The outdoors is where I can view the great ceations that our Heavenly Father has blessed us with. I enjoy exercising - running, swimming, lifting, anything to stay active. My hobbies include tennis, track, serving others, swing dance, guitar, and many more. I am an Eagle Scout and a High School graduate. I love being an example to those around me each and every day. I love the Lord Jesus Christ and I love being a tool in the hand of my Heavenly Father to bring his children closer to Him, by how i live my life. I try to smile all the time, I feel that a positive attitude and a smile can have a huge impact on how someone's day may turn out. I love having fun! God's plan is for us to find lasting peace, joy, and happiess in this life. If you aren't haveing fun, then you are doing something very wrong!

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and I made the choice to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Being a Mormon is not just being a part of a religious organization, it's a lifestyle.  I was born into the Mormon faith, but there came a time in my life, after several years of ignoring the teachings of the scriptures and prophets, when I had to decide if I was going to live all that I had been taught, while growing up. That decision came with the help, love, and support of dear friends and family. But most of all, it came through the quiet but powerful feelings given to me by the Holy Ghost, as I read, pondered, and prayed about the teachings of the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? There's really only one course of action to living a certain way...you just do it! Granted, I fail everyday of my life at living to my fullest potential, but that is what was agreed to before we came to this earth. This time of our mortal lives was meant to be hard. That's how we learn to appreciate all that our Lord has given us! We could never know the good with out the bad. I live my faith by striving to study the scriptures daily. I try to love unconditionally. I share my beliefs with those I meet. I respect those of other faiths and beliefs. If Christ didn't discriminate, why should I? My mission, served in the Texas Fort Worth Mission was/is a motivating factor in how I live my faith. I've learned how to talk openly about my beliefs and not be scared of judgment. I learned how to apply the sacrifice, made by Jesus Christ, to my life more fully. Not only did His sacrifice provide the means of my salvation, but it provided strength and guidance to my life, because I know that I am not alone. My Savior has felt ALL that I have felt. "4 Surely he hath aborne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was awounded for our btransgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his cstripes we are healed." - Isaiah Ch. 53 V. 4-5

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jesse
 No, not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. The women in the church are not expected to serve missions. They can if they wish to do so. My sister returned from her mission of 18 months in the California Santa Rosa Mission. She loved the experience of serving her Heavenly Father. It's a bit of a different story for the men of the church who hold the Priesthood. The Priesthood is the priviledge and authority to act in the name of Jesus Christ. Those who hold this authority have a duty to God to spread the messege of the restored gospel to all those who will listen. The message of the Restored Gospel is the fact that after the death of Jesus Christ and his apostles, many truths which Christ taught were lost. Our unique proclamation to the world is that those truths have been restored, or brought back, in their fullness through a modern day prophet. I had the desire to serve a mission because I knew that there was a true and living prophet on the earth, who has direct communication with God. That knowledge lead me to have the desire to sacrifice and dedicate 2 years of my life to serving the Lord and spreading his amazing gospel.  Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jesse
 Yes, Mormons are Christians. The official name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We know that Jesus Christ in the Savior of the world and that only in and through His name, can we be saved. Show more Show less