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Hi I'm Jessica Meyers

I grew up in West Virginia, I love playing/watching sports and staying active, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Jess. I'm 22 years old and a recent convert to the church. I grew up in West Virginia and attended Shepherd University where I graduated from in December 2013 with a BS in Recreation & Leisure Studies with a concentration in Sports & Event Management. I grew up playing sports and riding horses. I recently moved to Florida where I began taking the missionary lessons and was baptized about a month ago.

Why I am a Mormon

Not long ago, I was trying to navigate my way through a difficult time. I was looking for answers as to why things were happening to me and how I could get through them. As I began taking the missionary discussions, I found a lot of my questions were being answered, and when I was given a Book of Mormon, I immediately began praying and asking if this book was true, if this was the true church of Jesus Christ. The more I read, the more faith I had, until one day I realized I knew it was true. When I pray, when I'm in church, and when I read my Book of Mormon, my testimony grows stronger. The blessings I've received since I started this journey are countless; the peace I feel when I read my Book of Mormon or listen to our prophet speak reassure me that our Heavenly Father knows me, he watches over me, and I'm not alone in my trials and afflictions. I'm a Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I'm a Mormon because I know this church is the only church of Jesus Christ on this earth. And I'm a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I've seen it change my life.

How I live my faith

As a recent convert, I think it's even more important for someone like me to live my faith. By being kind to others, looking for the best in people, and helping others as much as possible, I'm learning to live more Christ-like. I try to expand my learning by attending Institute classes for young adults and scripture studies. By studying more, learning more about the gospel, and sharing my testimony and personal conversion, I can help bring others to find what I've found: the true church of Jesus Christ and a relationship with our Heavenly Father.