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Hi I'm Jesse

I love having fun and making others happy. I'm a bookworm and a game nerd. I love serving people. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My motto to life is "Carpe Diem" (Seize the day) because I believe God wants us to be happy and to have joy in this life and that each day is a gift from God and should be used to the fullest. I have a wide range of interests. I love to play sports. Reading novels is one of my hobbies. I love to interact with people, whether it be hanging out, doing service projects, or just being with them. I love to create things whether it be t-shirts, games, or stories. Growing up, my family was nearly always on the brink of moving, due to financial difficulties. I've lived in several different states, always a move looming on the horizon. As an shy insecure teenager, it was hard for me to meet new people. So, I escaped into books. As I've learned more of God and practiced His teachings I've found the greatest joy in life in Christ. With Christ's help I know I can overcome my insecurities and weaknesses. He knows me and knows how to help me and if I turn to him and follow his commandments he will turn me into something much greater than I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. Growing up, I never questioned whether it was the right church. They gave you treats and there were cute girls, what else did I need? But when I moved in my Senior year, things changed. I had no friends. I was too old to go to the youth classes and I didn't like the adult classes. It became uncomfortable for me to go to church, so my attendance was touch-and-go. After that time, something changed inside myself. I used to be full of excitement and energy but I lost that energy. I felt I didn't have a purpose. I was just drifting, day-in-day-out. I had lost something. The church is more than a social network. It is God's only true church. It's were I can find purpose and stability. Where I feel closest to God. Through out my experience with the church, I've learned that someone is not simply born into conversion. Each member must gain a testimony for themselves. As I have lived the gospel, and shared it with others, I have seen the love of God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is evidence of that love. God has again restored his priesthood authority again on the earth to bless those who come and have faith in Christ. God's love is evident throughout the entire church. I now know what my purpose is. That purpose is to help others. I know that each person has a divine purpose. This is my testimony.

How I live my faith

I fully believe that doing good for others is the greatest thing we can do. Service is where I find the most purpose in my life. I was in the Boy Scout program as a youth. As a scout I did countless hours of service. As well as in the youth group at church. I am now serving a mission on the east coast. It has been a great life-changing experience. I feel that the greatest service I can do is to share the joy I've found in this church and being a full-time missionary allows me to do that.

In whom should we have faith?

Jesse
If you are investigating the church and are wondering if this is the right thing to do, please do not take our word for it. Put your faith in God by praying to Him and trust that he will tell you if it is indeed the right thing to do. God always answers those who ask, believing they Will get an answer of some kind. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jesse
We don't worship Joseph Smith. Neither do we worship any other man. We revere him, as all of our prophets. Prophets worship God and his son Jesus Christ the same as everyone else. Prophets have been chosen by God to speak for him and lead us back to Him and live with Him again. They receive guidance from God to lead the church. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Jesse
My younger brother once put it "Because women already have too much to do." Show more Show less