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Hi I'm Jess

I'm a pre-med student. I'm a black belt in karate. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently a pre-med student. I am working hard to some day be a Physical Therapist Assistant. Helping others is something I have always enjoyed, so helping others get back to a state of wellness is something that I have decided to dedicate my life to. I enjoy reading, photography, music, playing the violin, karate, snowboarding, hiking and being with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. It was all I knew my whole life. But I never had a firm grasp on it until I moved away to go to college. At fifteen, I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. The relationship left me hurt and scarred. I had a hard time trusting anyone, especially boys. It wasn't until my second semester of college, that the depression I had been fighting for four years was eating me alive. With my parents three hundred miles away, I turned to my bishop for help. He got me in to see a councilor within the next week. After a month of therapy, I saw a few results, but not many. It was then I turned to the Lord, whose help I had been denying for the past four years. I have never felt such mercy, compassion and love as when I prayed that day. I knew that I was not alone, and that through Him I would be healed of my emotional scars. I knew that it was possible to be truly happy again if I trusted in Him. I spent three months in therapy, talking through feelings and memories I had buried and tried to forget. Facing them was the hardest thing I had to do. Through therapy, my councilor helped teach me about trust, not being afraid to live my life and the healing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know, without a doubt in my mind, that He is real. I have felt His love and His embrace. I know He lives.

How I live my faith

I am very active in my college ward. I serve as an instructor in a women's group during the third hour of church. I attend a religion class as part of school to learn more about this gospel as well as share my knowledge with others. I also visit a few of the women in the ward to be of service to them and to share an up lifting message with them once a month.