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Hi I'm Jess

I love motorcycles, sport cars, and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently preparing to go back to school to get my bachelors. I'm going into computer science with a minor in chemistry. I love learning and doing hands on research. When I'm not doing much I love to work on our cars or the motorcycle. I enjoy mechanics and getting my hands dirty. I also work on our yard and unfourtuently I need to learn how to grow things, because right now I kill all of my plants. I love camping, rock climbing, and just about anything outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that are members of the church, converts themselves. I always wen tto church and loved it. It wasn't until I was 20 that I really gained a sure testimony of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All through high school I had struggled with having good friends and feeling confident about myself. As I graduated and headed to college, things unfourtuently got worse. By this time I had no self esteem or had anything good to say about myself. Come to find out the worst was yet to come. I was diagnosed with clinical depression, and still struggle with it. At one point I thought about taking my life, but i was able to rmember just enough of my testimony to keep myself alive. The next 6 months were dark and i felt all alone. In my twisted view of the world I thought the Lord had left me alone. It took a what seemed like forever, for me to return to a state of somewhat normalicy. It was then when i could look back at my worst time I saw the hand of God. He had given m loving parents and very loving siblings to help take care of me. He put my future husband in my path so that I met him at just the right time, and he helped me through that summer. I had been blessed with a testimony, that though I doubted, had been the means of my keeping my life. It was through this trial and hard time that I can now look back and see what God had blessed me with. Even now I struggle with my depression and have my bad days, I can look on my experience and know that the Lord is there. I can more easily see his hand in my life now and trust Him. I know he will not give me a trial that I cannot handle. I know that Christ lives. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each of us. I know that the Lord will not give us a trial we cannot bear, and that he is always with us. I know for assurity and with no doubt that this is the true gospel.

How I live my faith

In church my husband and I teach a class of 4 year olds. They are fun and very curious. We teach them a lesson each sunday, and I love to teach them. As I have struggled I learned that the best way Heavenly Father can help us, is when we serve others. I love to make bread or cookies and share them with my neighbors or visit a woman in my church who might need some company. Helping others and being willing to serve God's children has been my greatest show of my faith.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

As members of the church we have the opportunity to be sealed to our spuse through the priesthood. When you are sealed Heavenly Father recgonizes you and your spouse as bound together, not only on earth but in heaven too. It is such a wonderful blessing to know that if your spuse dies you have not lost them, but are just seperated for a short time. So when you are both in Heaven you can be together again. When a husband and wife are sealed all their children born to them are part of that sealing or bond. God sees you as all bound together on earth and when you die, you are bound in heaven, or can be together in Heaven. Show more Show less