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Hi I'm Jessica.

Hi. I'm a second generation Mormon- meaning my parents were the first to join the church in their families.

About Me

I was raised "back east" in New Hampshire but have lived in Massachusetts (attended Mount Holyoke College), Maine, Utah, suburban Chicago, and now back to Provo, Utah. I have a smart and optimistic husband who works hard for our little family and I stay home to take care of our two kids. I enjoy the small moments each day where I am shown how perfect my life is. I just wish they would not be so fleeting! The rest of my day is filled with stress and worry about housework, raising my kids properly, and not eating everything in sight.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were converted by missionaries when they were 18 and raised my brothers, sister and I in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have had many spriritual experiences throughout my life that have touched my soul and made me certain that there is a "Higher Power". I have read the Book of Mormon and asked God in personal prayer if it is a true record of a portion of Christ's ministry on earth. Through a burning feeling in my heart I recognized that the Holy Ghost was witnessing to me that it was true. This testimony has given me the courage to repent and return to the folds of God's restored church.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are now raising our kids as Mormons and I know we can be together forever as a family if we follow God's commandments and keep our spiritual cups full by keeping the Sabbath Day holy, having Family Home Evenings on Monday nights or Sunday nights if it is a week that my husband is traveling for work. I love my ward! I am the "Compassionate Service Leader" in our congregation so I help coordinate meals for new mothers, cleaning apartments for student moving out, visits to members in the hospital, etc. Outside my home I try to live my faith my building friendships with people who I can share the gospel with somewhere down the line. I am trying to share some of my core beliefs via facebook, my blog and my ward's blog called: findinghappinesseveryday.org.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

We are everyday normal people you see in line at the post office or at a table next to yours in a restaurant. We have a strong personal conviction to live our best life. We believe that the Bible and Book of Mormon are spiritual texts that help us follow a path to Heaven. So that we can be familiar with how Heavenly Father wants us to live- we pray daily, read scriptures frequently, attend church on Sundays, teach our children to be kind and helpful, give prayers of thanksgiving before each meal, dress modestly, marry other Mormons in our Temples and repent when we fall short of our goals. Show more Show less