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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a full-time college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am eighteen years of age and am currently pursuing a degree in photography. I come from a large family-three brothers and two sisters-and I am the oldest. Things I enjoy doing are playing piano, singing, being outdoors, taking lots of pictures, and reading. Orson Scott Card is my favorite author. And I love frozen yogurt! It's my favorite dessert!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I have gained my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I also know that through Joseph Smith, the gospel was restored to the earth. I am a Mormon because I know that my life here on earth is a test to prepare me to be worthy to return to my Heavenly Father's presence--and by being a member of the Church, I am better prepared to achieve that goal.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church each Sunday and continuing to live the gospel during the rest of the week. I pray and read my scriptures daily and really try to be a peacemaker in my home. I look for opporunities to serve others and to further others' understanding of the gospel.

Who are the Mormons?

Jessica
The "mormons" are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Their beliefs and the way they live their lives are what make them so unusual to other people. One primary belief is that there is a prophet on the earth today who receives revelation from God as prophets did in the Bible. Currently, this prophet is President Thomas S. Monson, who leads the church with twelve apostles who are called of God. Most mormons also practice the refraining from coffee, tea, caffienated beverages, alcohol, drugs, and other things that are harmful to the mind and the body. Mormons meet together in church every Sunday to learn of Christ and how they can better live in harmony with the principles of the gospel. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jessica
We do, as far as it is translated correctly. Throughout the years, translations and retranslations have caused plain and precious truths to be lost. Through revelation, Joseph Smith correctly translated these parts. These translations can be found at the back of LDS scriptures. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jessica
You will know it is true as you learn more about it and practice living the principles it teaches. Ultimately, the Spirit will manifest to you the truthfulness of it. This doesn't mean it has to happen in some outstanding manner; often, it is just through a feeling that it is true, that what you are doing is right. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Jessica
We believe that God has a body of flesh and bones like our own, but in a more glorified form. We believe that he is the Father of our spirits, and that he cares what happens to us and to the world we live in. He is all-powerful and prepared this world for us so that we can become like him if we live worthily. Show more Show less