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Hi I'm Jessica Eagar

I have moved through America my whole life. I love the ocean. I do martial arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18, and live in a small town in Idaho. I have moved around quite a bit with my family, but only in the states. I am a lifeguard at a local pool here, and love to swim. Before Idaho my family and I lived in South Carolina, where we had the option of travelling to the coast. I am in love with the ocean. The California coast is my favorite, but the Oregon coast is amazing too. I long board and do martial arts in my free time which is a blast. I am currently a purple belt in Taekwondo. I have my own photography business and plan to save up to attend college.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the LDS church, but didn't truly gain a testimony of it until I was about 15. My family had just moved again, and I was tired of all the uncomfortable readjusting that has to be done in that scenario. I had left my friends, and a place I loved, to live in a place that seemed cramped and dumpy. Before my first day at my new (94 year-old) school, I knelt and prayed to Heavenly Father to help me adjust. I felt a warm, strong feeling of peace settle in me, and I knew everything was going to be fine. That became the first of many heartfelt prayers I have given to my father in heaven, and the beginning of my understanding of his eternal love. Since then, I have felt his sweet comfort throughout pain, lost loved ones, and fear. His love has never lessened or wavered. This church has taught me that we can always come to our father in heaven. Whether it be for help on a difficult test, or pleading forgiveness for a serious sin. The LDS church has also given me a sure knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ. It teaches of his ministry on earth, and those principles taught. This church follows those principles completely, and gives us the truth we need to come closer to Christ, and God. That is what life is about. (John 17:3) I know that God is constantly there for us. He is always standing at the open door, waiting for us to come back home. I know that Jesus Christ is his only begotten son, and has experienced every feeling of pain or sorrow that we have had. Through his merciful acceptance of the God's plan, Christ has the power to bring us back home if we let him. Our Heavenly Father loves us. He sent his son to suffer for our sins so that we could all come back to him. I know this church is the one true church on the earth today, and I am so grateful to be able to have it.

How I live my faith

I am turning 19 very soon and have gotten my missionary calling to serve in Las Vegas Nevada. My parents put me in school a year later than most kids my age, so I just graduated from High School. In the church, young men can leave at age 18, while the girls can leave at 19, so there were several senior boys in my High School with their callings. However, I was the only girl because of the age difference. It has been cool to learn how many girls in my stake have expressed interest in serving a mission after they seeing how obtainable a goal it is. It is amazing to see all the people that are ready and willing to serve others.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Jessica Eagar
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints, we believe that our spirits do not end when we die. We believe that we lived with God in heaven before we were born, and that he made a plan in heaven that would allow us to become better. That plan was to send us to earth with bodies so that we could gain more knowledge and learn to overcome hardships. We believe that when we die, we keep that knowledge and understanding, and that God blesses us according to our good works and faith in his son, Jesus Christ. As part of God's plan, Christ came to earth with a body, and took on our sins so that we can repent of our imperfections and return to live with God. If we endure this life well, and accept Christ's atonement, we can live with God again in heaven. Show more Show less