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Hi I'm Jaycie

I grew up in Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. I am currently serving a mission in San Antonio, TX. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love music, soccer and art (like painting/drawing). In 2012 I graduated with a bachelors of science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have always loved working with children, and I want to learn about medicine as well. I got my EMT certification while in college and I was a teacher at a preschool. Hopefully, one day, I would like to become a pediatrician and help children wherever I can. Right now I am entering my service as a full time missionary. I will be serving in the Texas San Antonio Mission for 18 months, and I'm glad to finally be going! I was supposed to enter the MTC in April of 2013, but the week before I left I was thrown from a horse and broke my spine and neck. Through many miracles and blessings, I did not have any injuries other than to the bones and now 4 months later (almost exactly) I am ready to return to my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church, but it has not always been easy for me. As a young teenager I struggled for a while with my testimony. The friends I had around me were not uplifting and were not great examples of how I should act and who I wanted to be. When I realized I needed to find new friends and started to attend seminary I found my testimony grow 10 times what it had been. That was really when I became more a part of the church. I didn't want others to struggle with their testimonies like I had. I wanted to be a better example as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I now know the truth of this amazing gospel. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it is another testament of Jesus Christ, in addition to the Bible. I know that Joseph Smith saw our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and that they spoke to him and directed him in the building of this church. I know that Heavenly Father is our literal father; that he knows and loves each and every one of us. I know that the scriptures are there to lead and guides us. That they can help us with our problems and our discouraging times. I have seen how the Spirit is a part of our lives. I know that this Gospel is true, and I want to share it with as many people as possible. And I bare testimony of these things to each and every one of you.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by doing all I can to help at church or within my ward area. I have taught children in sunday school, been a choir director and have helped organize activities in the ward. I love being able to bring the ward together and serve one another and grow closer as friends and neighbors. Service is one of my favorite activities. Whether anonymously or otherwise, it is an amazing spiritual experience to serve those around you. I have always felt my faith and testimony grow through helping others and doing what I can wherever I may be.