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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm studying to be an English teacher. I'm not a very good cook. I love Spider-Man. And - oh yeah! - I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm halfway through college, but I'm very impatient to get into the "real world" so I'm taking a semester off this Fall so that I can go to Russia with a service program. For right now, though, I'm working full-time trying to pay expenses and living it up with my roommates - my two best friends from high school. When I get back from Russia, I'll be continuing my studies in English Teaching, and watching more and more of my friends get married. I love to read, especially fantasy and science fiction. (Mistborn, Unwind, and of course the Harry Potter series are some of my favorite books.) I also love to write, though I've never been stalwart enough to finish very much of any of my stories. I like to play sports, especially soccer, and I really enjoy doing crosswords. I am neither married, nor engaged, but I'm not really in a rush. There's just so much of life I still want to experience!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but when I was fifteen years old my father apostatized. This was a huge shock for me, and even though I'd been baptized when I was a child, I feel like this was the time when I had to really choose - for myself - whether I was going to stay the course, or leave the church like my dad. After many months of struggling with the gospel, searching for answers in prayer, in the scriptures, in my church meetings, I finally realized that whether or not my dad believed, I KNEW that God lived, that He loved me, and that this is His church on the earth today. I've still never taken anything for granted when it comes to the gospel - I really test and try each principle to know whether or not it's true - but my testimony of the Savior and of this church has only continued to grow. I am truly blessed to have the gospel in my life. I don't know where I'd be without it.

How I live my faith

I go to church for three hours every Sunday, and I participate in church activities with my neighbors at least once a week (game nights, service projects, that sort of thing). I also sing in the church choir, which is a lot of fun. I pray every day, I listen to Christ-centered music in my car, I read my scriptures before I go to bed, and I always try to treat people in a way that reflects God's love for them.