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Hi I'm Jessica

I grew up in Boston. I'm a dental assistant. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated college and am currently working as a dental assistant. I love to laugh with my friends and go on spontaneous adventures with them. I love animals--especially the fluffy ones--and I pet-sit for friends when I'm not in someone's mouth. I love to go out to the movies, read a great book, and I'm always up for a some good, fresh sushi. Growing up in Boston, I gained a great appreciation for seafood and the ocean. Although I miss it, the West has a laid-back charm that I just can't seem to shake and the mountains are a great place for a getaway. I am continuously in awe of the beauty of this Earth that has been given to us to live upon!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both Catholic in their youth and both joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when they were in their mid-to-late twenties. They raised my siblings and I in the church but each of us still had to gain a testimony for ourselves. My mother (and my best friend) passed away last year of cancer. Although it was very hard for me to lose time that I thought I would still have with her, I know that I will see her again and that my family (and the family that I will someday have in the future) will be eternal. I am so grateful that Jesus Christ came to Earth as a Savior (for both you and me) so that we could return to live with our Heavenly Father again someday. He is merciful and loving and for that I am so grateful. He understands every single pain and sorrow that we feel--because He, too, felt it. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I know that Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father appeared to him in a quiet grove of trees when he was only fourteen years old. I know it because I feel it. Many say that this could never happen. Yet Gordon B. Hinckley, a former prophet of the LDS church said, "I submit that if Joseph Smith talked with God the Father and His Beloved Son, then all else of which he spoke is true. This is the hinge on which turns the gate that leads to the path of salvation and eternal life." It happened. If God is "the same yesterday, today, and forever", then why would he not be able to speak to his prophets now? I know that the Book of Mormon is a true account and another witness of Jesus Christ. If you simply give it a chance and read it, you will have the opportunity to know for yourself. I testify that we have a living prophet on this Earth, Thomas S. Monson, who speaks with God. He leads and guides us in righteousness and helps shine a light on the path that leads to our greatest joys in this mortality and beyond. I am so blessed. "Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you." -Luke 11:9

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every Sunday with peers who are my age. I serve on the Activities Committee in my ward and help organize activities in which we can strengthen our faith and each other's testimonies. I also serve as a visiting teacher in which I visit two or three members of the ward to teach them a lesson and find out how they are doing temporally, spiritually, and emotionally. We do this because our Heavenly Father watches over each and every one of us and we can be instruments in His hands to help others I also live my faith by being an example of Christ. I strive everyday to have charity and to treat others the same way Christ would treat them. I strive to love and encourage everyone and build them up in any way I can. We all know that life is difficult--we each have personal trials and struggles. I strongly believe that we have friends and family to help buoy us up in our times of need as we each endure to the end of our mortal lives. Although I am not perfect, I know that by reading the scriptures and learning more about Christ and my Father in Heaven that I can become more like them. Through reading scriptures and praying I know that I can gain a closer relationship to them, as well. I couldn't imagine anybody better to be in contact with! I also want to live my life in such a way that I can make a difference in people's lives by letting them know that they are loved regardless of their situation or status. No matter what you do or who you are, you are still a child of God and "the worth of souls is great in the sight of God" -Doctrine & Covenants 18:9. I know that I am a daughter of God and have a divine lineage. You do too. I was meant for more--and so are you--than just "trudging through" this life. The gospel continuously helps me learn about my purpose in mortality and my eternal potential.