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Hi I'm Jess

I broke my ankle twice serving my mission, went home, got surgery, and came back. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, I am currently serving as a missionary in the Alaska Anchorage mission. My first area was Soldotna, Alaska, where I broke me ankle 3 weeks into the mission field. 6 weeks later I slipped on ice and re broke it. I had to go home from my mission and get surgery. I now have 8 screws in my ankle and a metal plate. After a 4 month recovery, I finally came back to my mission, which is the hardest thing I have ever done, but I don't regret coming back. I am so grateful the Lord continually pushed me to come back to the mission field. Being a missionary is incredibly rewarding. I encourage everyone to go on a mission. You will see the Lord in your life, and feel His love, and your faith in Him and this gospel will grow stronger than ever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents showed my brother and sister and I the importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ever since I can remember, I always knew that this church was the true church of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I know that whenever I am having a hard time, I can always rely on my Father in Heaven, and He is there for me. I can always turn to the scriptures when I need any advice or counsel to any problem I have. I'm a Mormon because it makes every trial and challenge bearable and possible to overcome.

How I live my faith

I live my faith right now by serving the Lord as a missionary. My missionary companion and I go door to door, asking people if they want to know more about our Savior Jesus Christ, and His teachings. Being a missionary isn't easy, but it is incredibly worth it. There are days when you feel like you can't go on, but then somehow you see the Lord give you a tender mercy, and you know that He is there.