What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hi I'm Jessica Gowen

I am a wife and a mother. A violinist. A friend. I find joy in being positive about life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of one beautiful daughter and a wife of a loving husband. I studied Music Education at Snow College for 3 years and after a year break, I am returning to school in the fall at the University of Utah to study Human Development and Family Studies. I teach violin lessons and I am striving to become a stress management consultant. I love helping people and more importantly I love being a friend. I love to dance. Staying active and healthy is something important to me. I love aerobics. I love spending time with my family. They are a very important part of my life. I have a positive outlook on life and I am a happy person. I take every opportunity to enjoy the simple things in life. I have been married to my sweet heart for almost 2 years now and we are still going strong. My husband is a huge blessing in my life and a great motivation and example to me. We have had our share of trials in our life thus far, but through it all the Gospel of Jesus Christ has lifted us up and helped us through. I try to be an example of Jesus Christ and I hope that all those I come in contact with feel the love I have for my Savior. I love life and everything in it. It's a joy to live on this earth at this time to learn and grow.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS with a testimony of Jesus Christ, but it hasn't been till recently that I have felt my testimony been truly strengthened and tested. When my husband and I were first married, I found I began focusing so much of myself on my husband that I started to forget about taking care of myself. I was drifting spiritually and emotionally and I felt like I was falling apart. When I became pregnant I saw myself drifting more and more. We moved 5 times in 6 months running away from cockroaches and bedbugs, my husband had a job that took a toll on both of us and being pregnant made things difficult. Things felt like they were falling apart and I didn't know what to do. I was unsure of which way to go and if my Father in Heaven truly loved me. Once we were finally settled in a home with our new little one, I met my friend Karen. She is a stress management consultant and to me a life saver. After meeting with her, gradually I no longer felt lost. I noticed myself lighting up again with a desire to serve and help others. Once I made that choice to focus on others, my trials don't seem so hard. There is so much we are to learn through the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I have grown older and asked questions and learned more my love for the gospel has blossomed. The feelings that I get as I do the things that our Father in Heaven asks of me is an indescribable feeling. There is so much peace and love within this church that you will not find anywhere else. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I find that when I am serving other and helping others in their struggles, that my burdens are also lifted along with theirs. I am so happy when I am thinking of others rather then myself. Burdens are lifted, but there is so much more that comes along with helping others. I have learned many lessons that have strengthened me and help me grow. There is so much joy in serving! When I am asked to serve in a calling, I I take every opportunity to participate and do what I am asked to do, because I know that the lord has something for me to learn as well as maybe helping someone else to learn. That is how I live my faith, through service and through faith in the lord and in his plan. Although I may not always know what the lord has in store for me, I know through faith in him he will not lead me astray.