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Hi I'm Jessica

I grew up in a small town in Missouri. I go to BYU-Idaho. I will serve in the California Redlands mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jessica. I go to Brigham Young University-Idaho. I love it there, but the winters are pretty brutal. I haven't quite decided on a major, but I know I want to do something with science. Some hobbies of mine are playing the ukulele, singing, and playing soccer. I even played soccer in high school. I also love watching movies, new and old, and sitting down and reading a good book. I also love to camp, hike, and take my dogs for walks because I enjoy the outdoors. Anything that has to do with going outside is right up my alley. I am always up for trying new things: Not a fan of chocolate goat cheese, sorghum is delicious, and never say no to fried plantains. I am the second oldest in my family. I have two sisters and two brothers. My siblings are very active in sports so there is usually three soccer games a week and football on the weekend. Right now I am preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be serving in the California Redlands mission for 18 months.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and have always had the knowledge of the gospel in my life. Growing up I never questioned why we went to church, how we lived, or why we were different. Until I was about fourteen. Suddenly the question, "Why am I here?" just kept popping into my head. I looked at myself and all around me and wondered about how this was all created. I felt very alone and forgotten in this giant universe. I knew what my parents believed and most of my family, but I needed to know for myself. I decided that to receive the peace I was searching for I was going to have to ask God. I knelt down and prayed. I asked whether this church was really true, I asked if He heard my prayers, and I asked for his guidance. At the finish of my prayer I felt a weight off of my shoulders. I can't exactly describe all that I felt, but I knew I had gotten my answer. That was the day I received my own testimony of God and His plan for me.

How I live my faith

I like to think that people show their faith in many different ways. I live my faith by supporting my family and friends. I also live my faith by reading from the scriptures such as the Bible and Book of Mormon. On Sundays, I attend a small branch. In that branch I teach a class of high school kids. I don't smoke or drink alcohol, coffee, or tea. These are some ways I show my faith.