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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a music nerd and an absolute book lover. I am a Mormon - I know it, I live it, I love it!

About Me

I am currently a missionary in the Great California Ventura Mission. I went to one year of college before my mission, studying music education. I hope to one day teach choir in High School and to teach voice and piano from my home. I love playing the piano, singing (which is a nonstop occurrence), reading, writing, drawing, laughing, smiling, and eating chocolate. I love my family and know that families can be together forever! My Sister is 18 and is absolutely adorable and I just love her! My Mom teaches 5th Grade, gives the best hugs ever, and is the most beautiful person I know! My Dad is in the Air Force, is a VERY hard worker, and can always make me smile :)

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel. It brings me peace, joy, comfort, light, and hope. Those are things that I want in my future home with my family. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove. I know and that he translated the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon is a true book and is another Testament of Jesus Christ. Because of this Restoration, we can have more peace and more knowledge about who God is and what we need to do to return to live with Him again. I know that Jesus Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for all my sins, sorrows, pains, worries and I know that He knows exactly how I feel and will be able to give me comfort when I feel most low. I know he has also felt my joys and He is happy when I am happy and choosing the right. I know the Atonement covers all sins and mistakes and that Heavenly Father wants all of His children back home to Him. I know we are all His children and He loves us. I love my Heavenly Father and all that He has done for me. I see His tender mercies in my life everyday and I am so grateful that he is merciful and forgiving. I love my Elder Brother, Jesus Christ. I am so grateful to Him, there are no words to explain the love I have for Him and Heavenly Father. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me more peace and joy then anything else. And that is why I am a Mormon, because I know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I teach about the Gospel of Jesus Christ everyday and strive to help others to come unto Christ and strengthen their own testimonies of Him. Service is also a big role: "When ye are in the service of your fellow men, ye are only in the service of your God." (Mosiah 2:17). I love my Savior and I try everyday to do the things He would have me do. I read the scriptures, pray, and go to church. Those are things that God has asked us to do. I try to follow the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ. And I do all I can to strive to be good and to do good. I know that I make many mistakes, but those are moments when I rely upon my Savior to become better. I am also grateful for the knowledge that I can rely on Him during the good times as well! There is so much joy to be had in the world, and knowing that He always walks with me makes those moments even more joyous. :)