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Hi I'm Jesse Dowdle

I'm a student at the University of Utah. I live for music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I'm a missionary serving in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. I love anything having to do with music; playing it, making it, listening to it, anything. Upon returning home, I plan on building my career around it. I graduated from high school in The Woodlands, Texas, and although I wasn't born or necessarily raised there, I proudly call myself a Texan. I love spending time in the outdoors; some of my greatest memories were made while hiking or camping. My family is everything to me, and I'm incredibly lucky to have the friends I do. Life is too short to not have fun and surround yourself with people you love, and that's what I try my best to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home without any sort of religious background or grounding. There was plenty of love and unity as a family, but we never went to any church or had any sort of religious worship of any kind. My dad had been a member of this church years and years ago, serving a mission in Lima, Peru, but had since stopped attending and was, for all intensive purposes, not a member anymore. The missionaries always came to our house, wherever it was that we lived, and my family's answer was always the same: We are not interested. It wasn't until one winter we spent visiting family in Salt Lake City, Utah, that I became aware of this church. After visiting some places in downtown Salt Lake with my grandma, I became curious as to who Joseph Smith was and why so many people talked about him and the Mormons. She gave me a Book of Mormon, which I then read on the road trip back to Texas. My constant questions, combined with the persitence of some determined missionaries, finally convinced my parents to let my sister and I learn more. Eventually my sister and I were baptized, and we are a fully active participating family today, incredibly happy and grateful for the wonderful gift we've been blessed with in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing it with just about everyone I come in contact with! After seeing the wonderful change it brought into my home and family, I live to share it with those who can benefit by knowing the truths I've come to know.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jesse Dowdle
Absolutely not; the Church provides aid for scores of those afflicted by natural disasters, diseases, and other circumstances. Service for all mankind is of great importance to our Church, and the needs of all people ranks high on our priorities. Show more Show less