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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a twenty two year old college student who realizes that life is not easy, but through Christ, all things are possible.

About Me

My passions are singing, dancing and acting. I absolutely love the theatre just in general and have been acting since I was nine years old. Singing and acting are the two ways that I really express myself. I love my family even though we have our differences. I love hanging with my friends and going on random spontaneous adventures with them. I love pretty much anything outdoors from fishing and boating to hiking. I have also been playing tennis since I was little. I love sports, doesn't matter what it is, i will play it, even if I am not good at it. I went to BYU Idaho for a year and am now transferring to BYU-Provo. My major, for the time being, is undecided. I just returned from a full time mission in Belgium and the Netherlands. I cannot completely express the Impact that this experience had on me and the things that I learned because of the work I was able to do. I have been a member my entire life, but my dad was a convert to the church at 21. But even being a member my whole life, I still had to find my testimony for myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not a Mormon just because I was born into it. Although, I am grateful everyday for that blessing of having the gospel and knowing from a young age. I am a member of this church because it was my choice. Nothing about this church forces us to do anything that we don't want to. We always have our agency to choose. I am Mormon because I can't imagine my life without this gospel making me into a better person everyday. I choose to be Mormon because I know and believe that it is the one true church. I have a testimony of that and its a testimony that I have built little by little since I was young and one that only I could develop for myself. I have seen the difference this gospel has made in the people in my life and I have seen the changes in my life as I have strived to live the standards. I am Mormon because I have felt Heavenly Father guide me throughout my life and I have received countless revelations that this church is true. My happiness is because of God and His church and the feeling I get from it because I know that I am in the right place.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by just being a Christian. Sometimes I think that it is as simple as that. Just striving everyday to be like Christ, not just act like him, but be Him. In this day and age it is not easy to live your faith because there are so many worldly things that try to separate you and God. But what I have learned is that it is through those small and simple things that we can continue our relationship with God and live what he teaches. For example, I live my faith by going to church every Sunday and participating as much as I can in the church whether its serving in a calling or praising him in song. I live my faith by partaking of His sacrament every Sunday to renew my covenants with Him and to have a new start for the week. I live my faith by reading the scriptures everyday and to not just read them, but to ponder them and apply them in my life. I live my faith by praying to Him and talking to Him about everything. Whether it is my day or a frustration I have, praying always helps us to stay on the right path and know what we need to do to follow Him. These small and simple things have helped me to strengthen that relationship that I have with God and I can testify that it is through these things that I have been able to live my faith and to slowly but surely, become like Him.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jessica
All mormons are not required to serve a mission. Some feel a strong inclination and want to serve God's children, others feel prompted by the Holy Ghost to go. Whatever the reason that they decide to go, it is always their decision, no one else's. In our church, no one is forced to do anything they don't want to. Show more Show less