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Hi I'm Jess

I grew up in Utah. I worked at Disney World & traveled the United States working for a 5k run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Not to sound like every typical Instagram bio, but I really do love adventure and living life to its fullest. I love new experiences, pushing myself, and conquering my fears (like skydiving! 19th birthday with my brother diving over Arches National Park is one way to get over a fear of heights). Some of my hobbies include scrapbooking (from ages 12-16 I would go to the scrapbook store every Saturday for 8 hours and scrapbook until I dropped. So much money spent on paper, but it was worth it!), singing (I played Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, and I sang the National Anthem in front of 2,500 people at a Color Run), traveling (my favorite place I've been to is Maine. IT'S GORGEOUS. Didn't like the lobster though. Sue me), quoting movies with my family, hiking, and running errands with my mom (the best part is the Dr. Pepper run that inevitably happens). I guess all you need to know about me is I truly love to be happy and enjoy life. You only live once so live it right!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the church and both my parents were members before I was born, I had to decide for myself if I wanted to be a Mormon or not. There were many different experiences that helped build my testimony and conviction, but what stands out to me is reading the Book of Mormon and choosing to believe that it's true. Then I prayed to ask for a confirmation that it was true, already believing. That confirmation came, and I know that both the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true. The beautiful part about this church is you can receive your own personal answer from God if you read the Book of Mormon, have faith, choose to believe the words in that book, and pray to God asking if it's true. I know that you'll receive an answer and that he won't leave you questioning.

How I live my faith

The best way to spread the gospel is to live it. I can't tell you how many times working at Disney World people would ask me questions about being a Mormon because they observed me live my faith at work and other settings. People really do notice what you do and how you act. Another way I live my faith (that's pretty obvious) is keeping the commandments. While traveling for my job, there were many times people asked me to drink and party with them, and kindly declining usually led to some type of explanation/ discussion of the gospel.