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Hi I'm Jessica Moser

I'm serving a mission in Rancho Cucamonga, California. I enjoy reading and writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, I'm serving in the California Rancho Cucamonga mission. I've served in Ontario and Upland, and I love it here! There's no better feeling than seeing the gospel I cherish bless the lives of the people around me. The work is hard, but it's always worth it! I was born in New Mexico. My family moved to Ohio when I was ten years old, and we've lived there ever since. Ohio is grossly humid and pretty much always terrible. I never actually liked it there. The weather here in California is much less gross and terrible. At a young age, I developed a keen interest in astronomy. I foolishly pursued a career in astronomy/astrophysics before I realized astronomers lead boring lives and I'm not smart enough to be any breed of physicist (unlike the rest of my family). Luckily, I love to read and write. My favorite genre is fantasy because I love how endless the possibilities are in world building. Plus, unique magic systems just make stories a lot more interesting to me. My favorite author is Brandon Sanderson! By far. He should win all the awards. Even the awards that have nothing to do with writing. His books inspired me to become an author, and before my mission I was working on a novel of my own. However, I didn't get very far before I had to shelf it to serve the Lord! That junk 's not going anywhere; I have a more important work to do right now. I also enjoy drawing, playing the flute, and eating food. Particularly sweets. Also, The Legend of Zelda!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but I wasn't truly converted until I was around 16 years old. Before that time, I neither believed nor didn't believe in the gospel. It simply existed. I was aware of it, but I was completely neutral on the topic. One day, I realized I'd never actually read the entire Book of Mormon. For reasons I cannot recall, I decided to read the whole thing. The process took about 6 months, but as I got into the habit of reading every day, I started to notice changes in my life. Small changes at first. I was happier. More at peace. It was easier for me to get along with my siblings. I can't pinpoint the exact moment of my conversion. It came slowly. Line upon line. Precept upon precept. Here a little and there a little until with a sudden shock I realized I had a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I suppose it doesn't end there. You can know the Church is true and still choose not to remain active in it. It's like how we all know junk food is ridiculously bad for us, yet we still eat it. But despite all the challenges I've seen in my life (the number and severity of which is vastly fewer than many others I know) I can recognize how a knowledge of the gospel has supported me and my family through those tough times. This truth has definitely blessed my life immensely, and for that I will be forever grateful to God and everyone who has played a role in my having this knowledge, and that gratitude leads me to act on my faith and remain firm in my beliefs.

How I live my faith

Well, I'm currently serving a mission, so pretty much everything I do every day is related in some way to the gospel. Before that, I was sure to read from the Book of Mormon every day! Now that I've grown in my understanding of the gospel from my daily studies as a missionary, I intend to carry that habit into the rest of my life. Daily sincere prayer is also key; I try my best to make every prayer as earnest as I can.