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Hi I'm Jessica Hosch

I'm a writer, a mother, a cultural enthusiast, a music addict, and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town with a pretty rambunctious family. I have three older brothers and a younger sister, and, of course, my mother and father. They always emphasized the importance of family, love, and living to be the best kind of person we could be. Now that I am older with a family of my own, I want to develop the same understanding within my children. I am married to the perfect man (yes, I found him ladies!) who is the most supportive, hardworking, handsome, positive guy I know. Within the last few years, I have struggled with a lot of anxiety and depression. Most of that is something I have tried to keep hidden. But, through the love of my Savior and the support of those close to me, I have become stronger and more confident in who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. But, like many things in life, I felt religion should not be taken for granted. There is a point in one's life when you can no longer rely on the feelings and opinions of others. You must take things into your own hands, heart, and mind. I had to know for myself if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the direction to go. I asked questions and saught answers. I compared those beliefs I had been raised with to others I was exposed to. I reasoned, I prayed, I read my scriptures and prayed some more. I could not rest until I knew what I truly wanted. I was prepared to choose either route. What I would not accept is not finding peace in a decision. It had to be clear, black and white. I kept praying and thinking and praying. I looked at other members of the church and wondered how they knew. One night, I was praying, and I opened my eyes. I felt something. The best I can explain it is like getting a hug from a friend you hadn't realized you'd missed so much. It was warm and loving and comforting. I knew at that moment that my Father in Heaven was telling me that all those nights of prayer and questions and musings were being answered. I was being told that all I had prayed about was true. I knew then, and have the gift of knowing forever, that this church shares the greatest truths on Earth. I know that Heavenly Father lives, and loves me, and gave his son, Jesus Christ, to suffer and atone for my sins. I know that sacrifice can only be made real by my willingness to obey God's commandments and repent if I do wrong. If I keep my covanants, God will keep his. A promise is a two way deal. I know that God has also given me the Holy Ghost as a guide, and as a way to always keep close to God's love. I know that prophets live in this Earth today, and that the words they speak are inspired. I beleive in this gospel, it's teachings, and God's great plan of happiness for all his children.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest things about this church is the comradery of it's members. There is a deep abiding love from one member to another, as well as love for all other friends an family. In or out of the church, members have a way of befriending and helping those who need it most. They are such a friendly bunch! When I was still in high school, I was an active part of the church's youth program. One of my favorite things was organizing events to bring good friends closer and have fun! There were so many dances and visits to nursing homes and park cleanups! Service is definitally a very big way that I reflect my faith outwardly. Now that I'm a little older and more immersed in the adult world, dances and fun get-togethers aren't as much of a focus. The good news is, no matter what stage of life one is in, one can always serve. I love being a friend, listener, even comedian when the moment calls for it. I love making other people feel as happy as I do most of the time! I do my best to live by example, and treat people in a way I would like to be treated. It is the best policy I know, and never goes out of style.