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Hi I'm Jessica

I love to smile and laugh. I'm currently serving as a missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City East mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm serving as a full time missionary for my church in the Utah Salt Lake City East Mission. Serving as a missionary was the best decision I have ever made! I have loved every second of it and love being able to meet new people and help them come close to Jesus Christ. I'm going to attend Utah Valley University when I return home, majoring in early childhood education! I love children and take joy in helping them to learn and grow! I love all kinds of dance: swing, salsa, you name it and I probably do it! I love to smile and laugh and love hanging out with friends and family. I love camping, hiking, canoeing, and anything that's outdoors! I especially love the ocean and woods. Music is a way of life, and photography is my favorite past time. I'm the youngest of four kids and love to be around people!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, and have grown up with it always in my life. I know that this is the true church of Christ on earth today. Through exercising faith in Him, we can truly be happy in this life! I love being a Mormon : )

How I live my faith

As a missionary, I am an official representative of Jesus Christ. Everything I do is for Him and His will, to help others come closer to Him. I try my best to live according to God's will and to make the best choices that I can.

What is being a Mormon like?

Jessica
Being a Mormon is honestly the best thing ever! We are here on earth to "have joy", and the Gospel is the way to make this possible. By reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, going to church, seminary and other church activities, partaking of the sacrament, and spreading the truths of the Gospel to my friends at school, I have found eternal happiness! The joy you get when you feel the Spirit and follow the teachings of the Church is amazing and I wouldn't trade that for anything. I have watched many people in school struggle with many things such as, drugs, pornography, modesty, family situations, etc. But being a member of this Church has honestly protected me from all of the harm done in these things. Because I know where the Church stands, and where I stand with these subjects, I'm able to keep away from the bad things of the world that just slow people down and ruin peoples lives. I've seen this in my life, and I've seen it in many others lives too, that the greatness of the gospel, and being Mormon is a real blessing. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Jessica
"Mormon" is really just a nickname for our church. Many people call us this because we're the only religion to believe in the Book of Mormon as scripture, thus our nickname, Mormon. Our real name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe in Jesus Christ and are a Christian religion. Since people started calling us Mormons, many people don't know our real name and some people don't always think that we are Christian because of this, which obviously isn't true. Members of our church usually try to use our real name, or refer to ourselves as Latter-day Saints, but I think that since most people only know of us as Mormon, it makes it harder to call us by a name people won't recognize, so we refer to ourselves as Mormon as well. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jessica
Yes, it's very true. After Jesus Christ was resurrected, He visited the Nephites, in Ancient America. The Book of Mormon tells of His visit, and how the Savior healed the people's sick, blessed their children, and taught them of his Gospel. He organized the church in America and called twelve disciples to lead the Nephites when Christ left the Americas. When the Savior descended out of Heaven to visit the people of America, He let them feel the nail prints in his hands and his feet, and the wound in his side. This is how they knew that He was truly Christ and had been crucified and resurrected again. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jessica
You can know for yourself that this church is true, simply through prayer. If you truly want to know, and you sincerely pray, then the Holy Ghost will testify to you of its truth. James 1:5 says "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." God loves you and wants to help you. He hears and answers your prayers, and He will tell you if the church is true. As you pray and read the scriptures and continue to learn about this church, listen for the sweet feelings from the Holy Ghost. He will testify of the truth to you in a way that you can understand. Keep following God's commandments so you can continue to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost in your life. As long as you are obeying God's will and have a true desire to learn whether this church is true, you will find your answer. Show more Show less