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Hi I'm Jessica

I am Mexican and American. I love to sing and laugh. I am soon to be a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a freshman in college, about to finish my first year and currently preparing to serve the Lord for the next 18 months starting June 10th. I love to sing, I have been in choir for 5 years now, and I cannot express how grateful I am for having the ability to experience such thing. I am a convert to the church. I was born catholic, and my dad was too. My mother, on the other hand, was a member since she was 10 years old. She became inactive growing up, but she decided to go back to church as soon as we found the missionaries. I was baptized at the age of 10 and my dad was baptized at 41. My dad's part of the family is very traditional, and VERY catholic... so my mother was expecting my dad to be a little bit refusing about joining the church. Luckily, my dad accepted to be baptized, and his response to why is because he knew that our Heavenly Father loves us, and he wanted our family to be together forever. That was a great testimony to me, and I decided it was right to be baptized as well. A year later, my parents were sealed in the San Diego temple in January 2008. I am not saying that those nine years of being a member were easy. There have been times where I have felt lost, but if we reach to our Heavenly Father, he can guide us and show us the way. Nine years later, I am about to serve a full time mission in Washington. I couldn't be more happy, and cannot wait to serve!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to this church. I was baptized at the age of 10, and even then it was not easy to make a decision. My dad was also was baptized the same day as me, and we couldn't be happier. As we prepared for baptism, my family and I received so many great blessings. The blessings kept running, but there was opposition as well. Just because we decided to be baptized, didn't mean we were free from all temptation and sin. Of course there is going to be opposition. Temptation is going to suddenly be stronger and satan is going to attack harder than ever. However, just know that Heavenly Father conquers ALL, and he is there to guide you through your questions and doubts. "Doubt your doubts" as President Uchtdorf said. At first it will be hard and terrifying, but the Lord will provide what you need, you just need to ask, and be patient. Have courage and be kind. Being a Mormon is not easy, but it is all worth it because I could never repay my Heavenly Father for such great gift: His son Jesus Christ. Our Father in Heaven loves us dearly, and wants us to succeed. If you're struggling, please remember that you have a father in Heaven who loves you and wants to see you again someday. I love being a Mormon, and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

How I live my faith

In the past, I have attended a small Spanish branch here in my hometown and I was president of the girls that were my age. Now that I am in the Young Single Adult branch, I work with the Family Home Evening committee. What I do is help plan activities for the young single adults in our branch every Monday to have Family Home Evening. Some of our members do not have family in town, or may be far away from home, so they come to have good spiritual fun with other young single adults. I am currently preparing to go on a full time mission, and each day I learn how much our Heavenly Father loves and cares about us. Even though my purpose as a missionary will be to bring more people unto Christ, I am the one who benefits as well. I will learn and serve.