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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a missionary living the dream in Germany. I love working with kids with disabilities. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student and am hoping to get a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I love animals, being outdoors, photography, piano, guitar and singing! I have sung in choirs since I was very little, and most recently have performed at the collegiate level. I love to travel and have had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Germany and Austria. I speak some German, so it was quite a remarkable experience to talk with native speakers.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the LDS church and I don't know where I would be without it. It goes far beyond the people I have met or the opportunities provided by my church, but has helped me become closer to my Savior, our Heavenly Father, and my family. My membership and faith in Christ has helped me through every difficulty that has come my way, and gives me hope in the future. It has given me the knowledge that families are eternal and that our choices determine our destiny. I have gained the knowledge that through faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, and obedience to God's laws, I can one day live with Him again.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to be on multiple committees to help the youth and women in my ward/ congregation. The people I have served have been such a blessing to me, and I often feel that I receive more from them than I give. My favorite organization to be a part of, has been visiting teaching, where every woman has the chance to help other women in the ward, as well as be helped and visited by another. Living in a college setting, it has been amazing to see friendships form and services rendered to one another. I volunteer with some of my friends from church at a local nursing home, which is so fulfilling. Getting to know them and seeing their faces light up when you walk into their room just goes to show how much one person who cares can mean to someone.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Christ set the standard for every person on earth. He is our example and we strive to be like him. Even though He is perfect, Christ was still baptized because it allows us to return to live with God. We believe that children are sinless and therefore do not need baptism, which is why the earliest baptisms are preformed at age 8. We believe that baptisms must be done under the proper authority- the priesthood, so it is required that to be a member of the church, even people who have been baptized into another faith need to be baptized under the LDS priesthood. Show more Show less