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Hi I'm Jessie

I'm a teacher. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Jessie. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I do NOT love cotton candy, mosquito bites, and the dark. I love birthdays and sunshine, Spaghetti-O's and long hugs. I love reading, writing, editing, and proofreading. I sometimes talk too fast and trip when I walk...but that's just me.

Why I am a Mormon

All my life I have searched for truth. Pure, undeniable, unshakable, truth. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me that. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me that. Sure, I made the decision when I was eight years old to be baptized into the Church, but it wasn't until many years later that I discovered for myself the amazing, undeniable joy, love, and truth surrounding the Gospel. The Gospel has offered me a sanctuary; a safe haven from the trials and temptations of everyday life. To know that the Savior, my older Brother, died AND LIVED for ME is such a comforting thought. I'm a Mormon because the Gospel has given me a purpose. It has given me a new-found hope. And it has given me an unmistakable light that I would have never been able to find without the love of my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Religion isn't just for Sundays. My religion affects every single aspect of my life; everything from school to dating to the clothes I wear and the words I say. I do my best everyday to live the doctrines and principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nobody's perfect, but I take it one day at a time and I strive to do my very best.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are always looking for service opportunities. We love to be anxiously engaged in a good cause. The Church has helped about 147 different countries with Humanitarian aid and will continue to do so. The LDS Church has contributed millions dollars annually in Humanitarian services. Our organizations include distribution of food, assistance in times of disaster such as cleanup, shelters, food, water, and medical supplies, funds and projects to benefit stricken communities, and so many more. "Charity never faileth" is one of our favorite sayings. The Church will always be there for help out. We will never quit. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said, "We are Christians in a very real sense..." The belief in Jesus Christ is a dominant, if not the most dominant, principle in the Latter-day Saint belief. We believe that our Heavenly Father sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to atone for our sins. We believe that Jesus Christ came to this earth, was crucified, and took upon Himself the sins of the world. In doing so, He granted us the ability and privilege of repentance, or being forgiven of our sins. He also rose from the dead three days after His death, a process we call resurrection. Through Jesus Christ, we now have the ability to be forgiven of our sins so that we can return back to Heaven to live with our Heavenly Father once again. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another testimony, or witness, or Jesus Christ and all that He is. Prophets of old have written the book and all of the contents thereof are, without a doubt, true. The record contains evidence that Jesus is the Christ, evidence that Joseph Smith is a true prophet, and the fullness of the Gospel. We believe that the Book of Mormon doesn't replace the Bible, but enhances and compliments it. The Book is a promise to each of us that the true Gospel of Jesus Christ will never again be taken from the world. It testifies of Christ's divinity and is the true word of God. The Book of Mormon concludes with an amazing promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the power of the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:3-5). Show more Show less