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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a hairdresser, baker, and interior designer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm easy going and can make the best out of any situation. I love to laugh. I cheat at crosswords but not at Scrabble or Words With Friends. That would be wrong. I love to be out exploring nature in a variety of ways and bring my camera everywhere I go. I play basketball and tennis basically for the fun, camaraderie, and, of course, the health benefits. Was a "Y" kid in a very diverse community. I like to think I get along with everybody. I genuinely love people. I've studied art and architecture in Italy and have traveled to Japan and Wisconsin a few times to visit family. Life IS beautiful! I keep busy. I value my relationships. I enjoy serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

My complete conversion actually came after I was baptized when I sincerely started reading the Book of Mormon. I had to earn a solid testimony by first exercising faith through baptism. I knew and recognized the Holy Ghost enough that when he confirmed baptism was the way to go to find more truth and to be closer to Heavenly Father, I just did it. My friend Wilton Leauanae spoke at my baptism. He said I was like a child looking down into a dark well. Heavenly Father called up to me and said he would catch me. Although I could not see Him, I trusted Him and jumped. It took a lot to get to that point. I “investigated” the Church for 3 years prior to my baptism. But the seed was planted well before that. The examples of many good members of the Church left permanent impressions on my heart and, when the time was right, I took the leap of faith. I continue to be a Mormon because there have been countless testimony building experiences since baptism. God’s presence is so recognizable because we are literally His sons and daughters. We have access to God, our Heavenly Father. He speaks to us, loves us, and continues to reach out to us. He understands us and knows us individually. God is real. There is so much to be thankful for; so much beauty all around us. We have the ability to live our lives the way we want to live it. This is a gift from God. I know there is something that abides deep inside of all of us… a desire to do good, to be better, and to have the best. Knowing truth and feeling His love brings me great joy and the strength to keep going.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher for years but I was recently called to teach the women in my congregation. I try to practice what I preach. I pray everyday. I'm not perfect so I repent everyday. I would say I handle trials pretty well as I know the outcome would be growth and progress and enlightenment. But, I get frustrated and impatient as would any normal human being. My perspective on life is that we are all brothers and sisters on an important journey. Just trying to prove myself worthy to one day return to the arms of my Father in Heaven.