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Hi I'm Jess

I'm a 6'4" college student. I love to write, sketch, sing, and play basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I'm currently a sister missionary serving in the North Dakota Bismarck mission for the next 18 months. Outside of my missionary service, I'm a college student majoring in English Teaching, but I'm heavily considering switching to an animation or illustration program instead. We'll see what happens when I get back to school! I'm 6'4", and I love playing basketball and being tall. I just hate shopping for long jeans. ;) For fun, I blog about life and being tall, watch Disney movies and chick flicks, learn more about Jesus Christ, hang out with my amazing friends and family, sing wildly off-key, write overly dramatic poetry, and doodle. I also love to hike and go on adventures with my family. I'm the oldest of four kids, and my family is my safe haven. We have way too much fun together, between going on rock hunting expeditions or simply working together in the kitchen. I love my family, my life, and my faith!

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a Mormon because I want to know Christ. Through the Bible and the Book of Mormon together, I have come to know my Savior and His great love for me. He lives. His Atonement is real, and He suffered and died so that we could be cleansed from sin, strengthened in our weaknesses, healed from our sorrows, and empowered to do good. He wants nothing more than to reach out and hold us during our darkest, weakest, most vulnerable hours and to rejoice with us in our triumphs. His Atonement gives us hope. Because of Him, we can start again, we can push through, we can succeed. And He is with us every single step of the way, even when we can't see Him—maybe even especially when we can't see Him. Our Heavenly Father also loves us. He has a plan that will bring us perfect joy. He is proud of the progress we have made on our individual paths. Heavenly Father knows what we can become, and He loves us enough to let us struggle to become that. He watches over us always, and has provided us with a Savior so we can succeed. He is our Father, and He is there. This church truly has Christ's restored gospel. I am so grateful for my knowledge of the Atonement that allows me to access its healing, cleansing, and empowering powers. We have a plan from God to return back home, and we have a Savior to guide the way, pick us up when we stumble, and heal us when we struggle. Christ will never give up on you, no matter how insufficient, flawed, impure, or unworthy you feel you are. He is always there, just waiting for you to turn to Him so He can heal you. He is the gentle healer, the Prince of Peace. We will prevail with the Savior's help. Take one step at a time towards your glorious end, and don't beat yourself up over the rest of the ladder you have yet to climb.Where you are right now is not the end. It is simply a beginning of a journey, one that He has taken before. Believe in His power to heal you, to change you, to save you. Because of Him, there is always hope.

How I live my faith

For the past few months, I have been serving a full time mission in the North Dakota Bismarck Mission. I am learning a lot about my Savior and His love for all the people I meet and work with every single day, as well as His love and patience with me. I am blessed to be able to introduce people to the Book of Mormon and the Atonement and love of Jesus Christ every single day, and I have never been happier. There is such joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I am trying to share that joy as much as I can during the 18 months I have to serve the Lord.