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Hi I'm Jackie.

I am the youngest of twelve kids.I call Southern California home.I love to adventure and make people smile.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am nineteen years old. I was born and raised in Southern California. I am a student. I am currently preparing to serve a mission in Arequipa, Peru. I love being spontaneous and hanging out with the people that I love. I have incredible parents and eleven older siblings (seven brothers and four sisters) and absolutely love having a huge family. They are my greatest examples and my biggest fans. I have a slight obsession with quotes. I love smiling! I love being outside and soaking in the simple, but incredible blessing that Heavenly Father gives me.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has brought happiness into my life that cannot be found anywhere else. I was born into this gospel and was baptized when I was eight years old. Although I have been surrounded by the doctrines and principles of this church ever since I was young, I have had to build my own personal testimony of my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. Over time, I have created my own unique relationships with both of them individually. They strengthen me and give me hope for a better world. I don't remember exactly when I figured out for myself that this gospel is true, it was more of a constant thing for me. Growing up, I began to recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost in my life. I knew that the peace, comfort, and love that I felt daily came from living the gospel and trying my best to make good decisions. The gospel soon became part of me. And it has been every since. I love what this gospel is and what it stands for. It isn't just a religion. Rather, it a way of living. I am who I am today because I have committed myself to following in the Savior's footsteps. I know that we are all children of God. He knows each of us perfectly and individually. He desires to bless us. He has a plan for each of us. I know that Jesus Christ is my older brother, Savior, Redeemer, and friend. He has become my best friend as I have put my trust in Him. When you feel as if no one else in this world knows what you are going through, Christ does. He sacrificed His life for us so that we can return to our Father in Heaven. If you set Christ at the center of your life you will find eternal happiness. Pray to God in your joys and in your sorrows. He will answer you in His own time and in His own way. Blessings will come as you show the Lord your commitment to Him. The Book of Mormon is true. I know that if you read it, you will come to know for yourself the reality of God and His son. "I am a Mormon, I live it, and I love it."

How I live my faith

I love this gospel! I feel that it is my duty as a member of this church to do all that I can to represent my Savior in everything that I do. I live my faith by doing all that I can to share it with others. I have learned that the best way to share my beliefs with the people around me is by living it every single day of my life and being willing to talk about it when given the opportunity to do so. I have been blessed with several callings in the church. Most of these callings have involved planning activities where we as members gather to get to know each other better and strengthen each other by having gospel discussions. I strive to better myself everyday by participating in daily personal prayer, scripture study, and other activities that will uplift and inspire me. In every situation I try to ask myself this question, "What would the Savior have me do?" I have seen that as I have recently tried to go throughout my days with this question constantly in mind that I find more purpose in everything that I do. I strive to serve others and share the light of Christ with them. I try to see people as Christ sees them and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost in making decisions of who and how I should serve. This gospel is worth living!