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Hi I'm Jessica May Ketchum

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have been called to serve in the El Salvador San Salvador West/ Belize mission. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently attending school at Utah Valley University. I am studying dance and just go called to serve in the El Salvador San Salvador West/ Belize mission. I will be reporting to the Guatemala MTC and will be speaking Spanish. I have dreamed of going on a mission since I was a little girl and can't wait to share the restored gospel with the people of El Salvador and Belize. I know that Jesus Christ is real and that he stands at the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am so thankful for eternal families. I am the oldest of four children an my family currently lives in Magna, Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. My great, great, great, great grandmother, Sophie Katrina Welhemina Klown Peterson Smith as from Copenhagen, Demark and was a convert to the church. On night she had a dream an saw two young men in white shirt and tie walking down the road. A few days later she saw those same young men from her dream and knew she had to talk to them. They were Latter-Day Saint missionaries and she knew their message was true. She then made the trek to Utah to join the other saints. I am thankful for her example and testimony of the Gospel. I have discovered for myself the truthfulness of this church as well. I have seen so many miracles in my life and know that they did not just happen by chance. We have a loving Heavenly Father who sent us to this earth so that we can grow and obtain a physical body. I am a Mormon because this church contains a fullness of truth. I know that their is no other way to return to live with God than by following His teachings.

How I live my faith

I try my best to align my life with the teachings of the gospel ad only do things that are pleasing unto God. I am so thankful for the Commandments that we have and for the guidance and protection they give. I live my faith by attending and participating in my church meetings every week. I read and study the Scriptures daily so that I can grow closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love attending the temple and performing baptisms for the dead. I have learned that God wants all of us to succeed in life and He is going to give us every opportunity possible to return to Him. I also attend LDS Institute weekly so that I can again learn about aligning my will with God's. I love this church and I do know that it is the only church on earth that contains the full truth. I am currently an Activity/Enrichment Leader!