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Hi I'm Jessica

Born and raised in Utah. A collegiate athlete. & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 6 kids. I love the outdoors. I love sports. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be playing for my University's soccer team. I am currently one of the captains on my team. This opportunity, of playing for this team alone has brought countless experiences and infinite blessings that have shaped me into the person I am and who I am constantly striving towards. It has been one of the biggest blessings this far in my life. I am a Psychology major and I absolutely love helping people. I love understanding why people do things and what has made them into who they are. I am going into my fourth year of college. I've had so much growth over these past four years that I am beyond words grateful for those experiences and opportunities. Along with those incredible experiences I have been blessed with a numerous amount of people who have been placed into my life that have impacted me more than they will ever know. I have felt of Heavenly Fathers love through these people. They have answered countless prayers. Only Heavenly Father would know I would need these people in my life at specifics times. I know that I am a daughter of God. This knowledge has been a huge amount of comfort, knowing who I am and the purpose I have here on this earth.

Why I am a Mormon

Last summer I had the opportunity to go back East. My family and I were able to attend many of the church history sites that occurred during the restoration of this dispensation. What an incredible opportunity and experience it was. It was in those two weeks that I realized that I was converted unto this gospel. It was in the sacred grove that I knelt and prayed to Father in Heaven, asking him if this church was true. There I received the overwhelming, peaceful feeling of comfort, knowing that I already knew that it was. I am a Mormon because I know that this church is true! This gospel brings me the most happiness, it is the truest happiness I have ever felt. I have seen and felt of countless reassuring feelings, knowing that this gospel is true. I know without a doubt that Joseph Smith knelt before Heavenly Father asking him what church he was to join. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him telling him what he was to do. My conversion story isn't anything spectacular or out of the ordinary but happened over the years as I have lived by the small and simple principles of this gospel, such as daily scripture study, graduating from seminary, attending institute, receiving my young womens' medallion, fulfilling my church callings to my best ability, etc. As I reflected on my conversion story in the sacred grove I knew that it was those small and simple things of committing and choosing the Lord's way that got me to where I am today. I know that the Lord's way isn't always the easiest way, but it is the right way. By deciding now, choosing the Lord's way, has made it easier for me to make choices when they are presented before me. When I choose the Lord's way I can see his hands in my life more abundantly and apparent! It is through his tender mercies that help me stay on the chosen path, along with the testimony I have that I know that this church is the true church! Oh how grateful and blessed I feel to have that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I was just recently released as Relief Society President in my young single adult ward, which was a blessing in so many ways, ways that only Heavenly Father knew I was going to need. It has been a testimony builder as I continue to reflect on those countless blessings and the amount of growth it gave me. I am now a Sunday School instructor in my ward (gospel doctrine). This calling has been a huge blessing in my life as well, as I strive to fulfill the responsibilities given and as I prepare my lessons throughout the week. By fulfilling my callings to my best potential I am living my faith. These callings have helped me live my faith day in and day out, all the time. It reminds me that living this gospel isn't a once a week or every other day style of living. It's an all the time way, everyday way of living! I live my faith by striving to keep the commandments and upholding my baptismal covenants. I set a goal at the beginning of the year to attend the temple once a week. I have seen infinite blessings in my life as I have made this a priority this year. The desire I have to live and keep my baptismal covenants are intensified as I attend the temple regularly. I make sure to make institute a priority as I have attended school. I can testify that as I have done so the promises President Thomas S. Monson made (friends will be made, the spirit will be felt, faith will be strengthened, you will have the power to avoid temptation, and you will receive direction of the Holy Ghost) are true. I have personally witnessed these blessings in my life. I live my faith by doing the small and simple things of praying daily, studying the scriptures, serving others, expressing gratitude to others and to our Heavenly Father, attending institute, family home evening, church activities, so on and so forth. I continue to look for ways to become more anxiously engaged in this incredible gospel.