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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a Mormon. I have lived in Colorado most my life. I am a mother of two children and a wife.

About Me

Being a mother is the one thing that has always been a constant goal in my life. Having children was hard for me and my husband but were finally blessed. I love the scrapbook on the computer. I play the flute and sing in community choirs. I love to hunt wild turkeys every spring and fall. I also like to hunt deer and elk but am waiting until my children grow older to start that again. I love to read as well, mostly fantasy and historical non-fiction. My family and I are involved in the community by going to school basket ball games and events and hope to be more involved as our children enter the public school scene. My children and I love to go to story times at the public library. My life is filled with my family and I am very happy about that.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was raised by parents who instilled the basic principles of the gospel into me. I used my free will as I entered college and tested my testimony and membership. I remember the day I fully committed myself to Christ. I had just finished my sophomore year of college. I was home for the summer and was really distressed about it, as I had wanted to stay at college. I was dating a man who was not of my faith. I knew I had to make a choice as to which way I wanted to live my life but was still unsure how I wanted to do it. I went to church and was conversing with a friend and member who told me that her brother had just been engaged and was going to marry in one of the temples in Utah for time and all eternity. Tears filled my eyes as it suddenly became clear to me what I wanted. I wanted to fall in love. I wanted to have a family. I wanted to keep have the chance to keep my family forever. (I'm sure all who were present thought I was crying because I was not the one marrying this friends brother instead of the deep spiritual change that was happening) I went straight home, called my boyfriend and asked if he would marry me in the temple. He said no, that he thought I was coming partial to his faith and leaving mine. I said no. I said I wanted a forever family in the temple and if he could not give me it, then I needed to move on. I hung up the phone and started the repentance process. I had six more months of trying to leave my old life behind and pick up my new spiritually guided life. I dedicated my life to Christ. I found my eternal companion a year later and was married in the Denver Temple. I am raising my family to know that we are loved by Christ and Heavenly Parents. I know that the atonement has saved me as I endure to the end.

How I live my faith

I have served in many positions (callings) in the church. I served as the leaders (president) of the Young Womens program for three years. Then I served (volunteered) as a nursery leader for two years. This was most enjoyable knowing that I was helping the youth to build the basic knowledge of the gospel and teach them that church can be fun. I then served as a counselor in the women's program organizing activities. We did such things as humanitarian aid for a local cancer center, learning about women of the bible and their examples to use, decorating crafts for Christmas, and listening to a counselor talk about depression and anxiety. I am now serving back in the nursery and also find meals for the missionaries in our area. I also do what is called visiting teaching where I send out 11 spiritual letters a month to sisters and visit those who want to discuss the letters. I love the companionship of the sisters, both active and non-active.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jessica
The only other thing I would want to add to the official church answer is that the Word of Wisdom is a spiritual matter. The lord asked people in the bible all the time to do things that seem strange or socially incorrect. Not drinking alcohol seems so socially inconvenient. Yet the spiritual blessings of self control are so wonderful. I feel closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as I master my physical body. Official Church Answer Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep our bodies and our minds healthy and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:1-21). In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating and physical and spiritual health, God has spoken against the use of: Tobacco. Alcohol. Coffee and tea. Illegal drugs. God promises great physical and spiritual blessings to those who follow the Word of Wisdom. Today, the scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago. Show more Show less