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Hi I'm Jade

I grew up in Salt Lake City, I love to read and write. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a professional sales major, working towards a bachelors degree in social work. However, my education has been put on hold to serve a full-time LDS mission in Warsaw, Poland. I love serving others and have chosen a degree in social work for that very reason. Through love, charity, and a little fun we can help others find happiness in this life. I love music, concerts, movies and watching sports. It's safe to say I'm the loudest fan at any basketball game.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the LDS church; this means that before I was able to walk- I was at church. I was baptized at 8 and continued to follow in the example of my Mother and Grandmother. This example led me to have a deep desire to find out for myself if this church, the Mormon church was true. This was very important to me... If I was going to be spending my time and energy to keeping Christ's commandments I needed to know that this was true, that my prayers to God were being heard, that there was a current prophet on earth today and thee only way I knew to find out if the lifestyle I was living was worth it.. and right.. was to read The Book of Mormon. It was clear as day to me, if I wanted to know if Christ lived, if this was HIS church, if Joseph Smith was a prophet.. I needed to read The Book of Mormon and pray to my Father in heaven to see if these things that I had been taught my whole life were, in fact, true. I'm a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and asked my Father in heaven if this church was true; I gained a testimony of this church through the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I attend all three hours of church, a blessing that allows me to grow a stronger relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ and to those in my ward. This alone helps me throughout the remainder of the new week. I find immense joy and happiness like I mentioned before, from serving those around me. When I do what I can to help family members, friends, co-workers, and anyone whom I come in contact with- I come to know Jesus Christ at a different level. Trying my best to be a better daughter, friend, employee, sister, etc helps me live my faith.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Pornography is damaging to the soul. It is spread like wildfire and without help can turn to addiction. I've come to realize this as I've seen those around me forget the sacred blessing we have been given to procreate. This sacred blessing of procreation is uplifted and empowered when used within the bounds of marriage. With this blessing we create families. I know that this sacred blessing that is a gift from God can be 'dumbed down' or forgotten with the viewing and partaking in of pornography. By avoiding pornography and the influences it brings, I have grown closer to my own family, strengthened relationships with others, have gained more self-respect, and have come to know the importance of creating and building my own family one day. Show more Show less