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Hi I'm Jessie

I grew on a farm in Utah but went to college in Virginia and studied Foreign Policy in Washington, DC. I now live in Colorado.

About Me

I am an military wife and mother of two teenagers. I currently home-school my children and plan to begin my masters degree in history within the next two years. I enjoy quilting, knitting and spinning my own yarn. I especially love teaching others these crafts/arts. In years past, I studied international relations, politics and economics. I love all things history and currently spend a good deal of time learning about the history of fiber arts and historical women's work. I grew up on a large dairy farm in Utah before going to Virginia to college. I come from a long line of farmers and ranchers and cherish my heritage and history. I work with my children on our family history; we collect stories, photos and family names. Our goal is to transfer into digital form the collections of data that our ancestors left us. Family history and history in general is a passion for all of us.

Why I am a Mormon

While I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and am a descendant of many of the early members, my testimony of the gospel became firm in my mid-twenties and a young mother. My first real understanding of the importance of the gospel in my life came when, through the power of prayer, I found guidance and comfort while my husband was deployed with the military. I also found that I had a community of brothers and sisters that were there to support me. Time and time again, when the one crisis after another arose, they were there for me and my children. As time has gone by, I have learned to know that my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ love me and that I am never alone. Help is always waiting for me when I ask and even when I forget to ask. Whether the help is from a servant of Lord or in the form of the sweet whisperings of the Holy Ghost, comfort and aid are always given. Through life's experiences - joys and sorrows - my testimony of the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ has grown. I have learned to love reading the scriptures and learning from the the prophets of all generations. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet just as were Moses, Isaiah, and Abraham. I know that Thomas S. Monson it the living prophet today and that his counsel comes from the Lord. I feel blessed to have a prophet help and guide me though the dangers and trials of life. I also feel blessed to be reminded regularly to cherish the gifts that my Heavenly Father bestows upon my family and I. I know and testify that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth and that studying His gospel will and does make my burdens light.

How I live my faith

I serve in my ward as a librarian. I do my best to help others find resources that can help them learn the gospel and teach others. I love working with the wonderful materials the church has compiled for our use. In the community, I volunteer with my daughter at museums and fairs by demonstrating my spinning and her weaving. Other service I enjoy includes teaching quilting as well as making baby quilts for the needy. I have also served with the military's Family Support Program. Most of my time is currently occupied with my children but they have learned to love service as well. For me, the principles of gaining knowledge, teaching others and using my skills to serve others are principles that sustain me, lift my spirit and help feel closer to my Savior.