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Hi I'm Jessie Oliveros

I'm a Kansas native, a now Texan, a mother of three, a writer, and a former RN. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Kansas and will always have the wide open prairies and big sky sunsets in my heart. I attended BYU where I received a degree in nursing. I practiced as a registered nurse for six years until I hung up my stethoscope to be a full-time mother. I'm now raising my family in South Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church not long before I was born. They lived in a small trailer when the missionaries came to their door. Exciting fact: both my family and the family in the trailer next door joined the church! I was sealed to my family--my parents and older sister--for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple when I was just one. (Because my parents were already sealed when my other siblings were born, they did not have to physically be sealed to their children in the temple again.) The gospel is such an integral part of who I am and who my family is, I'd hardly be the same person without it. The understanding of why we are here on the Earth right now and where we are going affects the decisions I make every day. It puts into perspective the weaknesses and trials of this life. Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I would carry about the weight of my insecurities and past sins. I am given life and light because of Him. And motherhood! How blessed I am to be a mother, but how could I manage it without my faith? He gives me strength. His words fill my heart with better understanding of what to do and say. The ability to seek personal revelation through prayer (a favorite tenet of my faith) and receive it is something I count on to raise my family and become more like Him.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday and take the sacrament. I read my scriptures. I pray. I seek a personal relationship with Heavenly Father. I attend the temple. I try to lead my children by example. We read scriptures with our children, pray with our children, and hold Family Home Evening with our children. I fulfill my callings as visiting teacher and (right now) as Junior Primary Chorister. I support my husband in his Priesthood callings by encouraging him and asking for blessings for myself and the children. And...I do a lot things imperfectly. How do I live my faith? I live my faith knowing that the imperfect me can be made whole through Christ's Atonement--the Atonement which is the crowning glory of my faith.