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Hi I'm Jess

I love art and my family. I practice Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and have always lived in the desert of Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm working so I can return to college and finish my Associates in Visual Fine Arts. I've always loved drawing and sketching, and I love seeing the amazing talents of other artists in their various mediums. To me art is a form of creation and expression and helps me share thoughts in a way words can't accomplish. A more recent interest of mine that's become a big part of my life is martial arts. I'm a student of the Danzan Ryu Jujitsu system, and while I've only been practicing for a year there are many things I am learning and very excited to learn! It's more than martial self-defence. There are many esoteric principles of the system that are ways to live a better life, serve and care for others, and cherish family. Many aspects of it echo principles found in the doctrine of the church, and it helps me bring more harmony to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an Latter-Day Saint family, and it has always been a part of my life. Throughout my life I have had various experiences, trials or blessings that have come and taught me exactly what I needed to learn, provided me with the comfort I needed, or guided a choice of mine. These things have happened too often to dismiss as just coincidences. When times are hard, I have someone to turn to. When I feel alone, I have a constant companion. When I err there is a way back up to the right path. I don't know where I would be without the constant comfort of the Savior and his Atonement. In the middle of so much noise and so many choices it is a great guide a blessing to have the sure and constant principles of the gospel, the companionship of the Holy Ghost and the constant love of my Savior. I have learned for myself that these things are true, without a doubt. I must strive to become more like Him and in turn he will never leave me on my own.

How I live my faith

Currently I am a ward missionary. Each sunday the other ward missionaries and I gather and discuss who it is we can reach out to in service or care, whether they be new, investigating, or long time attendees of the church. We do our best to be a friend to everyone and to truly care about each person as an individual as the Savior would do for them.