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Hi I'm Jessica Nichole

I love the smell of Barnes and Noble Bookstores, libraries, and scotch tape. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 5 girls. I love my family more than anything in the entire world. I am so blessed to have been given parents and sisters that love me so much, and if I could never repay any of them for what they have done for me in this life. I have a passion for writing. I fear that I am not all that creative when it comes to stories, but I love writing letters to people. I love reading what others have written, whether it be life stories; stories they've imagined; or stories about how they feel. I feel that my love for writing is very closely related to my love for reading. I could spend all of my days in a library, and be content forever. I have spent the last year working at a daycare and at GrenX. I loved every single moment of it. I decided to put those on the sidelines for a while, so that I could serve a mission for my Heavenly Father in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an inactive family. I didn't believe in the church when I was growing up. The experiences I had with most of the members I had met were not very good, and I had grown to hate them and the gospel. When I was 19, I was living in Provo without my parents. My mother made it a habit to call me every Sunday and ask if I had gone to church. It was annoying, and the answer was always, "NO!" One Sunday, however, I had nothing to do, and I knew she was going to call. I decided to go. That day was the beginning of the rest of my life. Everything changed after that. I started to notice all the little moments where Heavenly Father's hands were working in my life. I started to notice myself becoming happier. The people around me loved me so unconditionally, and I didn't think I could go on without them and the things I was learning from them. One Sunday, I was sitting in church, and I had the opportunity to get up and speak. I got up and told the congregation that I was grateful for their kindness, even though I didn't believe in the church. I began to cry. I told them that I didn't know why I continued to go to church, but I was happy there. I wanted so much to learn why that was. I was willing to do anything to know why I was so much happier with these people, and in that building. . . After that I was taught the basics. They answered any questions I had, and pretty soon I had a rock solid testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There was no turning back after that day. The spirit within me was so strong. I could never deny it, not in a million years. No matter what trials I would face after, no matter what I would have to deal with. . . I could never deny the feelings I had that day. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I know that because of the hope and strength of Joseph Smith, that the fulness of that gospel has been restored to the earth. I know that with all mt heart. And I will continue to serve my Lord and Savior as best I can. Forever.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in the Great Tennessee Knoxville Mission. It's the hardest thing I have ever done, as well as the best. I love every day, no matter what challenges I may face. I love the people I serve, and what I have learned from being around them. I love sharing the gospel with others, because I know how much it can strengthen others, as well as bring them closer together. I look forward to the day that I can serve the Lord in other ways, but right now my focus is here in Tennessee, and I am more than happy to do whatever He requires of me here.