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Hi I'm Jessie

Grew up in Texas, living in and around Fort Worth. Currently, I'm a freelance automotive journalist and webmaster.

About Me

As mentioned in my intro, I'm a freelance automotive journalist and webmaster, having been a part of the automotive industry for the past 15 years. I'm also really big into online communities, having been a online community manager in some form or fashion for the past five years. My relationships with my friends and family mean the world to me, and they're the things that I treasure the most in life. Without loved ones, everything else is meaningless. I love to stay physically active, with running, weightlifting (brah, do you even lift?), cycling, and yoga being a part of my routine. I try to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can, even though I'm currently in Texas now. Whenever I'm not doing something physical, my wife and I enjoy shopping! Between the two of us, we have well over 160 pairs of shoes (I have more than she does). Also, having retired from remodelling homes for over 21 years, I can now enjoy helping others with their remodelling projects.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion began about 16 years ago, meeting with a young man that really stood out to me. He always seem to be happy. I came to know that he was of the Mormon faith. I quickly dismissed this because I was taught that Mormons were not Christians. A few years later, I was in the hospital while in the Navy for alcoholism and depression. I had met an African-American male nurse that was excited about going to this new Church with his wife, telling me all about it during a game of pool. He finally told me it was the Mormons. Again, I quickly dismissed this, since I was taught that Mormons did not like minorities (I'm half-Korean). It was at that time that I had received a vision of the inside of a meetinghouse. Fast forward to 2006, and I had began dating this woman. The second time that I had been to her house, I had notice a picture on the wall. I inquired about it, and she replied "that's a picture of the Salt Lake Temple. Did you know that I'm Mormon"? After some hesitation, it gave way to many conversations about the Church's real beliefs, and all of the wonderful things that they do for others. The following year I had met some cousins through Facebook that were also Mormons. As I began to learn more about the Church, they were instrumental in being there as support, teachers, and most importantly, family members and friends. One day in January 2009, as I was driving to work, I began to replay all of the interactions that I had with members over the years, and whenever I pulled into the parking lot, I began to cry. It was at that time that Heavenly Father spoke to me, saying "it's time". I had reached out to the Missionaries via mormon.org, and within a few weeks, met two young men that changed my life forever. I was baptised a month and a half later, and have received many Blessings as a result of being an active, faithful member of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping others, whether it be providing service to others, or discussing some of the beliefs and service that the Church provides. I also am active on a few LDS forums, where some of the forum posters are not members of the Church, but come to ask questions and be more involved. I would say also that being an example is the best way to live one's faith, and that the Blessings will come as a result of it.

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