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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 3 years ago I got married to a wonderful husband that makes me laugh every day. We have a very busy 19 month old who constantly keeps us on our toes. As for me, I'm very competitive and love a good challenge. I love to go country dancing, spend time with family, read, and travel. One of my goals is to see every temple in the world. I'm not one for being complacent, which can even be a fault at times, but it drives me to always be learning and growing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised non-denominational Christian but always felt like something was missing in my life. I happened to live a LDS prevalent area most of my life and noticed that Mormons always seemed so happy. They were modest and lived virtuous lives. One day my best friend told me she was going to convert to being Mormon. I have to say I quickly judged her and thought she just wanted to find a husband. However, when she ended up having a baby just a few short months later I had the opportunity to meet a friend from her ward with the very same name as me. I asked many questions that I had always wondered about the LDS religion. Her answers all seemed to make sense so I decided to pursue my desire to learn more further. I reached out to a friend that had once served a mission who was kind enough to answer more questions and even gave me a Book of Mormon as well as a Gospel Principles book. He told me if I wanted to know what the Mormons believed to read the Gospel Principles book and then if I wanted to know if it were true to read the Book of Mormon. I read the Gospel Principles book in a few short weeks and found all the lessons went hand in hand with what I knew from the Bible as well as from my Church. Unfortunately, my family was not happy with my research into the church and provided me some anti-Mormon literature which was enough to keep me away...for a little while. A year or so went by and I happened to hire a coworker that was LDS. Again the questions arose but I couldn't manage to go further into the religion for fear of my family and friends. However, a few months later I met my now husband Dustin. We started dating and eventually made an agreement to go to his church in the morning and mine in the afternoon. I went to church with him that Sunday and all my prayers had been answered. I knew it was everything I had been looking for and had never felt so much love. It was a long road but I took the missionary discussions and was baptized a few months later.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a constant growing experience. Every morning before my husband goes to work he wakes me up to say a prayer. And every night before we go to sleep we say another prayer. We go to church on Sundays and have had the honor of being called as primary teachers. We teach five year olds which is so much fun. I love it because I was never raised in the church so not only am I teaching these little kids but I'm learning with them. Myself and another sister in my ward go and visit two women every month and teach them a lesson from our Ensign magazine. It has been a great way for me to get ot know other women in my ward better as well as given me a chance to serve them when there is a need. One of the most impactful ways I live my faith is by listening to our General Conference and doing my best to heed the advice of our church leaders. I'm definitely not perfect but I try my best to live The Gospel everyday. There are always ways I could be better but I know if I do my best God will make up the difference.