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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a popsicle enthusiast, an andventurer, I'm a missionary, AND I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm 22 years old. I am currently serving as a full time missionary in the Georgia Atlanta North Mission! I'm a native Utahn. I graduated from Utah Valley University, I completed my Associates of Arts. I studied American Sign Language for those 2 years. I have 5 brothers, and no sisters, so that's cool. I am a soccer player and an adventurer. Before I was a missionary, I worked at a wilderness therapy camp and I learned how to make bow drill fires, for those who don't know what that means; I can make a fire out of only sticks, no matches, I've been told less than 1% of the world can do that. So I'm a minority. I'm a popsicle enthusiast and a lover of good hot chocolate. I am passionate about listening to and acquiring music! I love baking, experimenting in the kitchen, hosting and planning parties.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents were married in the temple, and I grew up surrounded by the gospel. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. I always just went with the flow and never really asked questions for myself. I guess you could say for a really long time my testimony was leaning on my parents. After I graduated high school, moved out and lived on my own where my testimony was constantly tried, I realized I didn't really know as much as I thought I did. It was then that I realized that I needed to know all these things for myself. I started asking the questions and searching for answers. In the summer of 2011, I was 19 years old, I really began searching the scriptures and having meaningful prayers, finding out what I really believe, that year was really a test of my faith, but I figured out what I really wanted in life. I am still learning and growing, but know I have no doubt of what I want in life. I have come to love my Savior and my Heavenly Father so much. I am learning and building my testimony. The word has become sweet unto me. And it's something I will cherish and fight for forever. Through my personal conversion I have come to know that the battle between good and evil is indeed real. It is constant. My faith is firm. I know I must be constantly fighting on the Lord's side. I'm a Mormon because having the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and living it is the only way I've found to be happy in this life and for eternity.

How I live my faith

I hope that my faith is evident in my everyday deeds and actions: that I live like a true Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. Some of the specific things I do to live my faith is I have a specific set of values and commandments that I follow. I don't drink alcohol, coffee or tea. I don't smoke or do illegal drugs. I believe in saving myself for marriage. I pay 10% of my income to the Lord to help build up his kingdom here on earth. I'm trying to be like Jesus. I'm not perfect, but I can work on perfecting my deeds every day. And currently I live my faith by serving as a full time missionary in the Georgia Atlanta North Mission.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I look around myself and I see Gods hand in everything. I see him loving us. To me, I see the existence of God and his infinite love for us in everything. In a tree, there is beauty and color to show His love. In a river there is life giving water and opportunities for fun activities to show His love for us. In a cloud there is constant change and weather to show His love for us. Even in the dirt there is proof of our Father in Heaven and his love! Dirt is soft, it's earthy color is soothing and makes us comfortable. I can look around at any and everything in my life and see Gods hand in everything. In human bodies and their functions, everything in life tells me there is a God. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

When Mormon missionaries visit your home, they are there out of love. They want to get to know you and your concerns and your questions. They will teach you of Jesus Christ and they will invite you to come closer to him. The will probably invite you to be baptized. Missionaries want to share the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth with all! Show more Show less