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Hi I'm Jessica

I have grown up in Utah, and I'm going to be a missionary in the South.

About Me

I am a creative writing major and an art minor. I have always loved reading, playing the piano, and painting. I did track, drama, and band in High school, but since I've been in college the last couple years I haven't really done any of those. But I don't think I will ever lose my love of curling up and reading a good book, playing to my heart's content on the ivory keys, and seeing how magical painting is.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church I never really felt a need to discover for myself if it was true or not, my parents believed it so that was good enough for me. In my college years I was challenged by one of my teachers to really study the Book Of Mormon for an hour each day in a quiet place with a journal next to me to write my thoughts in. Since I was thinking about perhaps going on a mission, I decided to try and take this challenge. I set my alarm an hour earlier every morning and would read at the kitchen table while all my roommates were either sleeping or at early morning classes. As I read I suddenly began to have all these questions and began to wonder if the church was even true or if there was a God even. It was scary, as if the rug had been pulled out from under my feet, I felt lost. In my confusion, I decided that even if there wasn't a God out there, I was going to pray. Every day I would pray and read my scrptures, leaving my house with questions in my heart that I carried around. While I was taking a church class and really searching, I would find my answers. Through time and much heartfelt prayer I was able to make a sort of checklist, 1. Do I know that the spirit is real, YES. 2. Do I know that there is a God, YES, and finally 3. Do I know that this church is a church of happiness, YES. These three things have helped me along as I search for my own testimony to know for myself.

How I live my faith

I have always gone to church and more often than not I would find time to read from the Book Of Mormon. I have been in many of the young woman presidency's growing up, in college I was a family history specialist, and lastly I have been a primary teacher teaching six year olds; which is something I've loved.