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Hi I'm Jessica

I grew up on a ranch in a small Idaho town. I love the outdoors. I attend BYU-Idaho. I'm a wife, a mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of all girls. I am a rancher's daughter. Growing up, I learned work ethic by working on the family ranch next to my dad, grandpa, and sisters. I helped feed and herd the cattle, water the crops, fix fence, run equipment and other miscellaneous jobs. I grew up riding motorcycles, snowboarding, rock climbing with my family and friends. After graduating high school with a class of 18 other kids, I came to Brigham Young University Idaho. Here I met my husband. We were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. We now have a little boy. I now attend school part-time while devoting most of my time and focus on raising our son. I love the joys of motherhood and have found happiness in my roles as a wife and a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors, five to seven generations back, have been members of this church. I have gained my own testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints bit by bit and piece by piece by things such as studying the Book of Mormon and reading the Bible. I see small things every day that testified of a Father in Heaven. I have felt the warmth, peace and comfort of the Holy Ghost. I have felt the love of the Savior as I have turned to Him for mercy and compassion as I have corrected and repented from mistakes. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family forever. I know that my Savior, Jesus Christ lives as a resurrected being and that He atoned and died for the sins of the world. He will come again and reign on the earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is a book from God and that by reading it, I become closer to Him. I know that I will be reunited with my ancestors and family after this life. I know that one day, if I prove worthy, I will become like my Father in Heaven and will be crowned with glory and power. President Thomas S. Monson is a modern day prophet called of God to lead this church by receiving personal revelation. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore this Gospel to the earth. I know the power of the priesthood to be true and have felt of its healing power. I love this church and the happiness it brings me. I leave you this testimony in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

Everyday I try to do things that will bring me closer to my Savior. I pray and read the scriptures daily. I try and serve others in small and simple ways, such as sharing a meal, giving a ride, or visiting other women in the community. I attend the temple weekly. I try and teach my son Christ-like attributes like sharing, praying, and obedience. I refrain from alcohol, coffee, and drugs. I dress modestly to show that I respect the body given to me as well as others. I practiced abstinence before marriage and saved myself for my eternal companion. I try to keep the media I view and listen to clean and appropriate. I try to uplift others and support those in need. In my church I participate in different callings at different times, such as taking roll in women's meeting, planning social activities, and teaching Sunday school classes. I try to always follow the Lord's plan for me.