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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm Guatemalan. I'm a graduate from Arizona State University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2007 with a double major in Secondary Education and Spanish. With my husband’s encouragement and support I went back to school to pursue my Master's degree in Higher and Post-Secondary Education and I graduated in 2010. I currently work as a Program Advisor for an outreach program at ASU that is geared towards raising the educational aspirations of young Latinas. My job is very rewarding; especially when I get to see my young students make it to the university, despite their obstacles, and graduate with their bachelor's degrees. I met my sweet and fun husband in 2003 and we married in 2006 in the Mesa LDS Temple. It was the most spiritual and beautiful moment of my life. We recently had our first child in 2011 and we couldn't be happier. I enjoy being a mommy each and every day! Sometimes it can be challenging having a full-time plus job in addition to being a wife and mom but I love every moment! For fun, I love spending time with my two boys (Daddy and Baby). I also enjoy watching movies and DIY shows because I day dream of decorating my home. I love getting fun and cute decorating ideas. If I had the time I would spend it at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young there were many times I did not feel loved at home by my father. He did not belong to any church and he did not make living at home pleasant sometimes. I am grateful to the LDS church for finding our family and inviting us to church. I made many friends and I always felt that all the missionaries and church members were sincere in all their doings. Church was a place where I felt safe and loved by everyone, especially by my Heavenly Father. I was baptized at eight years old and I know without a doubt that I made the best decision of my life. I am active in church because through prayer the Holy Spirit has helped me to know that this church is the true church of Christ. I know that the Prophet Joseph Smith was prompted through revelation to restore the church and that today's Prophet is Thomas S. Monson. I also believe in the words of the Book of Mormon and that as I read it I am blessed. Being a member of this church has blessed my life, I have a wonderful life, husband, son, friends and family.

How I live my faith

I am the Activity Day Leader for the 8-9 year olds girls at my church. This is so much fun because twice a month a friend and I organize activities for the girls that range from doing service (like cleaning random car windows) to sewing skirts so we can all match on Sunday! There are four girls and three are currently members of the Mormon church and one is not but we invite all 8-9 year old girls in our community to participate in these activities. These four girls have become great friends. Another thing that I do is visit other women each month. I like to remember their birthdays and just check up often to see how they are doing in all aspects. I want them to know that they can count on me for anything. I just love being a member of this church because there are so many activities to do as friends and family. For example, in October we had a Fall Festival and all the children and some adults :) dressed up in their costumes and participated in a parade. In December we had our Christmas party and this month we are having the Annual Chili Cook Off. This is always a fun event. My husband and I love to participate; we actually won for the best chili last year! We'll see how it goes this year.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

One of the most precious things in life is speaking to Heavenly Father. You can find out if Mormonism is true by asking Him with a sincere heart. Ask Him before and after you read and ponder the Book of Mormon. The Holy Ghost will tell you of the truth through feelings of peace, hope, comfort or happiness as you continue to follow God's commandments. Show more Show less