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Hi I'm Jess

I'm from a small town. I'm a social worker. I want to be a human rights advocate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a small town girl living in a very large city. I am working on getting my Masters degree in Social Work. I'm a sucker for a lost cause and I love helping people. I really enjoy traveling, reading, and shopping- or any combination of those three things. I am solar powered so I love anything involving the sun or being outside.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are members of the church. However, when I was born my mom had a sort of change of heart- rejecting her faith and choosing to pursue a different path. So, when I was eight years old and the time for me to get baptized rolled around, my mom told me to wait until I was older to make such a serious commitment. I waited, but I continued going to church with my step-brother and step-sister. I always felt so good at church, so six months after my ninth birthday I had the missionary discussions. During one discussion the missionaries challenged me to ask Heavenly Father if this was His church. I still remember kneeling on my nine year old knees and asking Heavenly Father if He was real and if He was whether he would like me to join this church. In that moment I felt a love so strong and a feeling so warm that words will never be able to express it. I knew at that moment that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true. As I have grown older and learned more about the church the thing that keeps me coming back to church is not just the overwhelming belief that there is a God, that His son Jesus Christ died for my sins so that I can return to him, but that it also makes sense. The more I learn about the church and the more I research gospel principles the more assured I am that everything I feel is true. And what is more- living the gospel makes me feel good. It makes me happy and self-assured in a way that I could never be without the gospel in my life. I know my Savior. I feel Him around me and with me so much of the time. What could possibly be better than the knowledge that you are never alone, that you know where you came from, you know where you are going, and you know what your purpose is in living? I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father with all my heart. Being Mormon is the best part of my life!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the example of my Savior. To me that means doing my best to be kind to the people around me and looking for opportunities and help them. I never turn down and opportunity to serve when asked at church or out of church. I do my best to try to be understanding and accepting of people who are different than me or who believe differently than I do.