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Hi I'm Jessi Brown

I love quotes and poetry. I love people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As my brother is so fond of saying, I do everything first. I am an oldest child among 3 siblings and I have lived in 7 states (mostly moved in my childhood). I like to make friends with as many people as possible because I think everyone has a story to share. Doing things first hasn't changed either! I'm 22 years old and will be starting my last year of college after my mission. I'm the first in my family to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am in upstate New York trying to serve and teach as many people as I can! I am a people person in the sense that I love to meet, talk to, and learn about people. My love of people inspired my major. I will be getting a B.S. in sociology and hopefully will be going on to a masters degree. I loved my childhood (especially the Disney songs). I love quotes and poetry and thinking deeply. I love quotes from all kinds of places: books, movies, talks, politics. My favorite quote right now is probably "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion." - Dead Poets Society I am passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ and I know the part that He plays in my life. I know the things that He wants for me, and I hope that someday I will be able to live with Him again.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have studied out in my actions, my heart and my mind that I believe this church to be the true church on the earth today. I feel connected with God, and Christ through this church, and my personal studies. Through my studies and in my heart I have found my own testimony about this gospel. I know that Heavenly Father loves all of His children. I know that he cares for me individually and that He sent His son, Jesus Christ to die for me and for all of us here on earth. I know that Christ's church that He established on the earth had the priesthood, or the power of God. I know that after the apostles of Christ's church were killed that the priesthood was removed from the earth and so were the people who knew the true counsels of the Lord. I know that because of this there HAD to be a restoration of the true gospel, Christ's original teachings. I know that they were revealed to Joseph Smith, and so was the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon to be the words of ancient prophets and our best source for personal revelation from God. I know that I have become closer to God through this book. I know that Thomas S. Monson, our prophet today is a true and living prophet that communicates with our Lord and God. I know these things to be true. I know that I am saved by the grace of Christ and because of these things, I am trying to improve my life and learn to be better so that I might live with my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ again.

How I live my faith

"Carpe diem quam minime credula postero" – "Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future". Time has taught me, that LIFE is an ADVENTURE. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has taught me that there is a beautiful simplicity to living in the moment, and living the principles I believe to be true. I've struggled with it, because I like to have a plan, but I know that living my faith involves being in this beautiful world and interacting with the people around me. It's not so much to make use of your time or do something to have fun, it's that we should spontaneously immerse ourselves in the beautiful world God has given us. We are supposed to go out there and enjoy it. I do a variety of things; I go rollerblading, snowboarding, walking through the park, swimming, being with people, playing board games. But right now, I serve as many of God's children as I can and try to teach them the principles of the gospel that has brought me so much joy. Thomas S. Monson said - "When compared to eternal verities, most of the questions and concerns of daily living are really rather trivial...[When] our thoughts become focused, we are easily able to determine what is really important and what is merely trivial."

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Jessi Brown
A testimony, is our witness of what we know to be true. We get this witness from our Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost, after we've read, studied and searched the scriptures and then prayed with real intent to know if the things that we've studied are true. He will answer us, but we need to ask. Show more Show less