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Hi I'm Jessica!

I'm a college student. Washington born, Texas raised. I love post-it notes and talking. I'm a volunteer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up in Texas for almost all of my life, and decided to stay here for college as well. I'm studying Psychology and hope to one day go into the School Psychology field and work with children in the education system. Even as an "adult" now, I'm definitely still a child at heart! I still love DIsney movies and coloring pages. I volunteer at a local children's non-profit organization where I get to observe and interact with children of all ages. I'm also a secretary and a nanny. I'm active by nature. I love to be busy and do as much as I can with every bit of time I have. I'm going to school full-time and absolutely love meeting people of all majors, backgrounds, countries, etc. I'm so blessed to live in an area with such a diverse population where I can meet new people everyday. I love to visit new places and learn new things. I am currently learning different styles of ballroom dancing, working on becoming fluent in American Sign Language, and, just recently, playing ultimate frisbee.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Latter-Day Saint family, but I still had to find out the truth for myself. I learned a lot and developed a testimony of my Heavenly Father during my youth, but after moving out and being on my own for a few years I have learned so much more. There are so many questions, concerns, and trials that I had never been exposed to until I moved away. After about a year of not focusing my life, I realized the happiness and light of my life had dwindled to almost nothing and I had no idea why. After a long prayer to my Heavenly Father, I immediately felt like, in my room by myself, that I was not alone. I could feel the sweet, comforting, and protecting spirit so strongly. I knew my relationship with Heavenly Father was the most important thing to be focused on and I had neglected it. After indulging myself in the gospel, once again, I can without a doubt in my mind and heart testify that He loves me and knows me individually. He knows all of us individually! I can't begin or end my days without a prayer because our relationship is strong that I can't help but want to talk with Him via prayer every chance I get. Anytime I have a question, concern, need of help, or just want to express my happiness and gratitude-I know I can tell Him and He will understand and answer my prayer with an individual and appropriate answer. The Book of Mormon has brought me closer to Christ than I can even express my gratitude for. I love to read of Christ in both the Old and New Testament and in the Book of Mormon as well, and feel the spirit testify its truth to me. The scriptures have brought so much peace to my life in the means of answers to questions the Lord knows I am in need of. Through His true and everlasting gospel, and the sweet spirit that teaches me, I am learning how to follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and how I can one day return to Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day through genuine kindness. By beginning and ending each day with a prayer, I can better focus my days on doing exactly what the Lord would have me do and helping me to be successful in all things. I spend a significant amount of time being of service in my ward. Since I attend a student ward and am involved in the LDS student association on campus-I am blessed with ample opportunities of service. I spend time planning activities, attending meetings focused on fellowshipping and teaching, and, attending church-sponsored activities including worship, community service, and social activities. Within my ward I have the opportunity to meet with certain people each month so we can share our testimonies, get to know each other, and learn to be of service to each other. I smile a good majority of the time because I know how loved we all are by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and I want people to know that they are loved.