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Hi I'm Jessie

I'm a Chinese. I'm an American. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jessica and I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was eight years old. I was born and raised in Arizona. I am Asian American, and dearly cherish my Chinese heritage as well as my American roots. I am a wife, a homemaker, a runner, an aspiring seamstress, and a novice gardener. I play the viola and LOVE it. I am a crazy cook who doesn’t like to follow recipes, but sometimes I still do for my husband’s sake. I have a huge love of learning and being adventurous in trying new things. I studied nutrition, but I don’t consider myself a health nut. I’d like to think of myself as one of those self-motivated people always on-the-go getting tasks done, but I always try to make time for self reflection, pondering, and communing with my Heavenly Father. It was His loving hand who led me to my best friend and eternal companion. We are not perfect and we have our struggles just like any other, but at the end of the day, we’re just happy to have each other.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon simply because it makes me so happy. I know this is the only church on the earth that has the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know this because I have prayed to Heavenly Father about it. We know other churches teach truth, and our invitation is to add to those truths they already know. We believe in modern revelation, that God still speaks to his children today through prophets that have priesthood authority to receive revelation. That prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. The fullness of this Gospel and organization of His church was restored through a young man named Joseph Smith. To “restore” means to “bring back to its original condition.” Many people suppose this church was made up by Joseph Smith, but that is far from the truth. Joseph Smith was called by God to be a prophet and to help Him restore the church to how it was before in Biblical times. Being a mormon is so much more than being a member of this specific church; it is being entitled to a wealth of knowledge the Lord has given us through His ancient and modern prophets. And that wealth of knowledge ultimately teaches us how we can find true happiness. Being a mormon is being a vessel of truth, and delivering that truth to Heavenly Father’s children. I am a mormon because I owe my life to it. I owe my life to my Savior Jesus Christ because he sacrificed His own to save mine. Without the Gospel, I wouldn’t have found the joy that I feel in knowing there is a way to return to God. And because I am a mormon, I have that knowledge of how to get there. That is what we desire to share with everyone.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every single day. And every day starts with a prayer. The moment my husband and I wake up, we kneel and say a prayer together. Prayer is something very special to me because I get to talk with my Heavenly Father. There is nobody else who knows me better. I tell Him of my worries, my joys, and my experiences. I ask Him for help. My relationship with Him is very sacred and beyond words. Through prayer, not only do I get to speak with Heavenly Father, but also receive special impressions and guidance in return through the Holy Ghost. It has been through study and following the example of Jesus Christ that I have become a better person. I have gained a broader perspective towards life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and this church is not just a “Sunday” thing, it has become our way of life and our road to eternal happiness. My husband and I currently have the special privilege of teaching one of the children’s classes every Sunday. They are at the tender age of three. We do not have any children, but I’ve begun to love them as if they were my own. I have developed a love for every single one of them. It can get crazy and chaotic, but regardless I enjoy their company and their willingness to learn about Jesus Christ. They are humble and quick to forgive. I am grateful for the example of children. They are truly sweet spirits.