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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a social butterfly and an optimist. I fall in love with everyone I meet. Called to serve in Peru. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four kids; therefore, I am the guinea pig child. I just finished my Freshman year of college and am headed off to Peru where I will serve for 18 months as a sister missionary. I love to try new things and meet new people. My most recent adventure has been kick boxing, which, surprisingly, is actually really fun! I am a night owl and an early bird. I was born and raised in this church and my testimony of its truth is stronger than ever! I like to think I look at the cup as half full. I have never had a bad day-just days where bad things happened, but the smallest good thing made them all the better. I would watch movies all day long if I could. A large percentage of my free time is spent listening to music. In high school I loved finding opportunities to be a leader. As a student body officer at my high school, I had many of those opportunities. Many people describe me as a bubbly person, but I think it's because I'm not very shy and I love to talk. I find a lot of joy in making others happy which I guess is one of the main reasons why I chose to serve a mission. I embrace life to the fullest, and hope that I can share with others the same lasting happiness that I have been blessed with my entire life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for so many reasons. When I was little it was because I was raised in the church and it was never something I ever doubted. The church was always my place where I could find peace and it still is. As I got older, I knew that it was time to become truly converted. Meaning, I couldn't just simply rely on the fact that my parents believed it was true; I had to know it for myself. To find out my answer I went straight to the Book of Mormon. As I read each day, my faith grew and grew. At one point I knelt down and prayed whether or not what I was reading was true. Immediately the feeling of peace consumed my entire body. It was feeling that left me without doubt. I was converted, and have been ever since. Because I am Mormon I have been extremely blessed in countless ways. One of the most important ways is that I have hope that no matter how bad things get, and how hard things may seem, that in the end, and as long as I am righteous, everything will be okay. With hope comes faith. I have faith that there is life after death, a better life. One where I can live with God and all those I love again. I am Mormon because it allows me to think positively and have the kind of happiness that actually lasts! The gospel is so comforting to me. Whenever I feel lonely, or have questions about what my purpose is here on Earth, I can always refer back to what I've been taught my whole life-that God has a plan for each an every person on this Earth. I know that God and Jesus Christ loves each and every one of us, and that Christ suffered so that we can all come back to live with them again. There is no doubt, not even the slightest, that what I have said is true. I cannot even imagine what my life would be like without the Gospel, because there is nothing in this world that has brought me more joy than to know that life here on Earth is just but a small part of a great eternal plan of happiness. I have been incredibly blessed and will forever stay a member of this church.

How I live my faith

Everything I do each day is in some way or another tied to the Gospel. Every morning I say a prayer and then read for 15 minutes from the Book of Mormon. Because of this morning routine, I believe I am deeply blessed throughout the rest of the day. I like to call them Tender Mercies, or in other words, small miracles. I could go on for hours about the different Tender Mercies I have been blessed with from day to day! I have had many different callings in the church, but my most recent calling is a teacher for 6 and 7 year old kids. It is definitely my favorite calling by far. I love teaching the kids about of the Gospel and every time I get to teach, my testimony grows even more! There are also always plenty of opportunities to serve in our church. I believe that when I serve others, I grow to love them more than I ever thought I could! Such service opportunities in the church are visiting those who are sick, bringing meals to those mothers who just had babies, and helping out the elderly members by doing their yard work so they do not have to do it themselves. Those are just a tiny percentage of all the different opportunities we are given to serve those in need, whether they are members or are not. It truly a humbling experience being a member of the church because when I am putting others' needs before my own, I start to think less of what I desire at that moment, and more of what I can do to serve those in need.The best part is, that is typically the mindset of every righteous member of this church! I am not saying that I am perfect in all that I do, because I am not, but being a member of this church allows me to gain qualities that can truly only make me better. I strive to live my faith with complete obedience because I know that it is the only way I can receive real eternal happiness.