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Hi I'm Jessica

I grew up in California and Las Vegas, I love experiencing new things, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in beautiful Sonoma County, Callifornia and crazy Las Vegas, Nevada. I love both of these places so much and they have a huge place in my heart! I have recently been called to serve a mission in Macon, Georgia. Music has always been an important part of my life. Playing piano and violin has been a way for me to express my feelings. I plan on studying journalism when I get back from my mission because I have a passion for writing and stories. It's my dream to travel the world someday and experience the different cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this gospel has given me more happiness and hope than I could have ever asked for. I love its teachings. From an early age I've been taught that the Savior is my Redeemer, my Brother, and my Best Friend. There is nothing more comforting than knowing that no matter what, Jesus Christ will be there for you and is rooting for you. I've felt His love reading both the Book of Mormon and the Bible and know that both books are God's word. I love hearing of his love and counsel through both modern-day and ancient prophets. It gives so much assurance and needed counsel. Ultimately, following this gospel brings so much joy. I know this joy comes from following the gospel by comparing times in my life when I have followed it with all my heart to times when I have fallen off the path a little. There is truly no comparison between the levels of happiness. It is through Jesus Christ and His atonement that this happiness comes. There is no better friend!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in callings in church and trying to follow Christ as best I can. Until just recently I taught the 4 and 5 year olds in my ward. They are so amazing!! Little kids have such an innocence and desire to be like Christ. I learned so much from them. To me, living my faith means respecting myself and others, giving service, and viewing everyone as a child of God.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Jessica
Throughout history, God gave certain worthy men the authority to baptize. This power came directly from Him, not from any worldly source. In the Bible, we learn that John the Baptist held this authority. People came from near and far to be baptized by him. After John the Baptist and Christ's apostles died, this authority, called the Priesthood, was taken from the earth. Because God loves His Children, it was restored back to the earth in 1829 to the prophet Joseph Smith. Today, worthy men 16 and older can hold the authority to baptize. Show more Show less