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Hi I'm Jessica

I am beating the odds, I am a convert, I am changing the statistics everyday, I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a convert to the church. I was baptized when I was about 15 yrs. old. I was raised in the south; my family were Southern Baptists, it was the religion I practiced on and off for most of my life. I enjoy watching documentaries and ethnographies. I am a former competitive cheerleader. I attend Brigham young University, Sophomore student. I am interested in occupations that will allow me to travel the United States and serve as a source of inspiration for children who are impoverished. I will soon be serving a mission in Georgia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I was raised in a baptist church. My family went to church every once in a while, but it was never anything consistent. I wondered, how could someone seem to know so much about Christ and his scriptures, how come people praised the Lord in such an ostentatious manner, why did people attend church and read the Bible and all of these things. I wondered how so many people who called themselves Christians, could go to church every Sunday, but forget out church of Christ during every other day of the week. Any how, when I moved to Michigan, my life changed so dramatically. It seemed as if every time we went to a new church, the people were focused on attention or making themselves look nice. The day I walked into the church, I was so overwhelmed, in a good way! Everyone seemed to have this light inside of them, the more I learned, the life made sense. I knew that I had found the truth, and answers that I been searching years for. as I read the Book of Mormon and continued missionary lessons, I agreed to be baptized. As I continue through this life, I am continuously amazed at how much my life has changed. It seems like, as humans, we spend everyday in hope of finding truth, and happiness. Well I have found both of these things in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that I have a purpose on Earth. My life is part of God's plan and we are never alone. There is truth and there is happiness. We may not feel it sometimes, but it does exists. It can be found in the scriptures, even The Book of Mormon, which serves as another testament of Jesus Christ. We have a living prophet, even Thomas S. Monson, who serves as a mouth piece of the Lord. There is goodness and meaning of life, it can be learned i found in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He is our Savior and King. God will never leave us in the dark, come study what He has given, so that you may be ignited with truth and light in your life as well. I say these thing in Jesus name, AMEN.

How I live my faith

I participate in my community by being a friend to those around me. I have been assigned, in my current ward, two young ladies that I am privileged to serve on a daily basis. This is called visit teaching. When I visit teach, I share gospel messages with a companion, to the ladies that I am assigned to. This participation allows me to form closer friendships with those around me. I can also show people that they are not alone and that there is someone who will alway be there for them to rely on. I also serve as a member of the Missionary committee in my ward. This calling allows me to work with people of the community who may be recently converted, or maybe they are a new investigator for the local missionaries. I love helping people in transitioning into the church. I personally know that it can be a challenge at times, but with a friend and support from those around you, new members can truly feel the love of Christ from those that serve them.