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Hi I'm Jenessa

I'm a tap dancer. My favorite food is oatmeal. I'm a Registered Nurse serving as a missionary in Chile. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up moving a lot due to my dad being in the military. Switching schools and having to make new friends was part of my childhood. After taking a high school Anatomy class, I found my passion for studying how the human body works. This led me to major in Nursing at BYU. I loved my college experience, which included continuing my hobby of tap dancing during those four years. Landed my dream job at a pediatric hospital after graduation. Yet, after a year of working I felt prompted to serve the Lord as a full-time missionary. I have been called to serve as a "Mission Nurse Specialist" in Chile where I will serve for eighteen months.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents are the ones that are converts to the Church. I am so thankful for the missionaries that taught them, because being a Mormon has eternally blessed my life! With constantly having to move homes, the gospel has been the constant in my life. I was never alone, because I knew Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ knew me and knew my whereabouts. I was never friendless, because I knew I could always pray to Them for strength and support. With working in the hospital, pain and death are all to familiar. I am grateful to know that I can live again after this life, and that my family can be together forever. I am not perfect, but I have Christ's perfect example to try to pattern my life after. Trials are part of life, but I know my faith can help me overcome the pitfalls that lay in my path. I feel true joy and purpose in life from being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which many refer to as the Mormon Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to become a little better each day. Life is like a marathon. I know the person I need to become is the goal, and I try to take consistent steps in that direction. I do this by doing what I know to be true: reading the scriptures, praying daily, and trying to serve those around me. Living the standards that the Church has such as dressing modestly, using clean language, treating my body well through healthy eating and avoiding drugs and alcohol, gives me peace and confidence. As a missionary I hope to share these truths with others, so they may too see their divine potential and purpose here on earth.