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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a Georgia Peach, a musical fanatic, a lego lover, a people person, a student, a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for the church. I have been called to serve in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission and couldn't be more thrilled. I will spend 18 months in Nevada spreading the word of God and bringing people closer to Christ. Outside of being a missionary, I am a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am currently enrolled in majoring in Elementary Education, but I feel as if there is something out there for me that fits me more, and I'm hoping I'll be able to find out what that is soon enough. My hobbies include obsessing over musicals, secretly loving and building with Legos, playing the piano and guitar, and singing at the top of my lungs. I also just love people and love helping them, so hopefully a mission will help me realize what profession all of my passions will bundle up together and become.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon since birth, as my parents and any family I remember before them. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and have prayed about it to my Heavenly Father and I know that every word in it speaks the truth. Joseph Smith was called of god as a young boy to translate this wonderful book and has given us these teachings we have today. I know that the standards I have been given while in this church are for my own protection and they were all set for a reason. I know that being a Mormon is what I am supposed to be because I have conversed with my father above and know that I am where I am for a reason.

How I live my faith

My faith and religion is very important to me. I want to spread the joy that I have by living the gospel with others, so I live my faith the best I can by spreading it for others to experience. I go to church every week on The Lord's holy day so I may be able to renew my convents that I have made to him first through baptism. Because I am currently serving a mission, I happily live my faith by sharing it with others. Every day I go out and teach lessons to those whom are interested and share this amazing gospel of Jesus Christ with the World. My faith has shaped me to who I am today and I would not change it for anything in the world because I love this gospel and love what kind of person it has shaped me into. This gospel changes lives!

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jessica
As a 17 year old girl I attend these three different meetings on Sundays, each an hour long. Depending on your age and gender you may go to different meetings. First I go to Sunday school where I meet with boys and girls my age to talk about different subjects on the gospel. The next hour class I participate in is what we call the Young Women's program. All the girls 12-18 meet together and sometimes break into even smaller groups. Right now I am in the oldest group, the Laurels, that contain girls who are 16-18 years old. As a group of girls or our individuals we are able to talk about different subjects, still the same subjects as my Sunday school class, but this way we can get more personal and see how these lessons pertain to us girls. We also have this program called Personal Progress where we have a booklet where there are 8 different values and we complete a certain amount of experiences per value and complete it with a ten hour project. The 8 values we focus on are Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. After Young Women's, I meet with my family and the whole congregation as we listen to 3 different speakers that are called by the bishop through inspiration the previous week, and then usually a musical number or a congregational hymn. Visitors are more than welcome and I hope that you would see that when you come and visit. No matter where you are, the church is always welcoming to visitors. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jessica
No, we do not. We worship God and Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was the first prophet in these latter days, restored the gospel, and translated the Book of Mormon that we have today. Show more Show less