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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a student at UVU. I am certified to teach yoga. I love volleyball, piano and ukulele. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university student here in Utah, double majoring in Nursing and Spanish. I eventually want to work out of country somewhere Spanish-speaking and aid those in need, free of cost. Until then, I am working at both Springfield Suites (a Marriott-owned hotel) and my local Jamba Juice to pay for school and save up for an LDS mission. I love playing volleyball, piano, flute, and ukulele. I am the oldest child in a family of four kids, 8 chickens and 1 dog. I am a health-nut! I am a vegetarian and have been since I was in 10th grade. In high school I was known as "The Cucumber Girl" because I would walk the halls eating a lunch usually consisting of grapes, bell peppers and, most notably, cucumbers--which I typically ate whole. I love being physically active, and as a result I enjoy skiing in Utah's famous snow, hiking and camping the valley's majestic mountains, and doing yoga outdoors. I love using and learning about the human body through doing yoga and attending my required classes for nursing. This passion has led me to become certified to teach yoga, which I practice almost daily. I love my life intensely and enjoy trying my best to help others in any way I can and making the world a better place by being a productive, compassionate, optimistic member of my society.

Why I am a Mormon

I know I am a child of God. I absolutely know that he knows me personally, completely understands my trials and circumstances, my intentions and longings, my heart and soul. He knows me because he created me. I know, without a doubt in my mind, that every single person on this earth is a divine child of God with the potential ability to overcome all things and become like our Heavenly Father in his glorious, exalted state. We are all gods in embryo, seedling of the most powerful intelligence in existence, in bodies on this earth to learn the truth of our divine nature, to tap into our limitless capabilities, and, perhaps most importantly, to learn to love each other and ourselves unconditionally. We are here to grow, and even if we are not aware of who we really are, it absolutely does not change the divine nature of our spirits. The reason I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is because every week at church I am reminded of who I am, why I am here, and what my ultimate goal is. My religion helps me keep things in perspective when I forget who I really am, which is a daughter of my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I am very active in my church. Every week we have social events, especially for the youth or young adults. For example, every Wednesday the youth collaborate at the church for "mutual," which means we all hang out and do something fun and social together for a few hours and then typically eat something sweet. I play the piano, lead the music, give spiritual thoughts, say prayers, teach lessons and give talks on a regular basis. I attend church choir, donate time or money for service projects, clean the church and play church volleyball--among many other things. I attended seminary in high school and now attend institute, which are both non-credit Mormon religion classes where we study the Bible and Book of Mormon in depth. I pray to my Heavenly Father every morning, right after I make my bed; every evening, right before I get into bed; with my family after "family scripture study;" before I eat my food; before I take a test (and after!); whenever I am driving alone in my car; whenever someone is sick or is in need; and whenever I am grateful. I try to always have a prayer in my heart so I can stay close and constantly connected to my Heavenly Father and always feel the spirit of his healing light, inspiration and love. I am planning and preparing to serve an LDS mission to help spread truth across the world and to introduce more light into the lives of my spiritual brothers and sisters. I also try daily to be a missionary and share my beliefs by just being myself and thus being a "light" or example to others who need strength. I am always trying to improve myself and to be the best person I know how to be.