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Hi I'm Jaycee

I'm a future nurse, I love to sing, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I've grown up a member of the church in a very small town called Morgan, Utah. All through high school I loved to sing, dance, and perform on a stage. I also earned my CNA license my senior year. I just completed my first year of college at Utah State University and earned my Associate's degree in General Science. I am currently serving a full time mission in Sacramento California. I'm serving there from June 2016 until December 2017. When I return from my mission I will return to USU and continue working towards being accepted into the nursing program there. I want to become a neonatal and pediatrics RN, then continue on and receive my Nurse Practitioner license. I want to someday be married in the temple to my sweetheart...even though I don't know who he is yet! I love to sing along to anything on the radio (but country is my favorite genre), I love to western swing dance, and I love to spend time with my friends and family!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this church makes me feel whole. Growing up a member, you wouldn't expect me to say that I have necessarily chosen to be a Mormon, or think that I know what it feels like not to be one. When I was in my early teenage years, I went through a rough patch. Everyone that I had thought I could lean on for support, left me. I felt completely alone so I searched for support among people that didn't share the standards I had been raised in. I continued to attend church meetings with my family, but otherwise I lived my life completely outside of the Church. For all intents and purposes, I wasn't really a Mormon anymore. The following year, I came back with the help of my family and some new friends that pulled me back to the light. That empty, yearning feeling that I had been constantly fighting for the last year went away. I suddenly didn't feel like I was drowning anymore. Coming back to my faith felt like finally coming up for air, and I didn't even realize why I was suffocating. I needed help to come back to the surface, that much is sure. I will be eternally grateful that I am a Mormon and I willingly choose to stay that way every single day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always trying to be excited to serve and teach those around me. I love to visit teach the sisters in my ward! Ward parties and activities are so fun to me because I get the opportunity to talk to people in my ward and find out what is going on in their lives' and figure out if there is anything I can do to be of help. Just before serving as a missionary, I had the opportunity to teach the nine year old children from my ward and I absolutely loved it! They are so full of light and knowledge. I loved going to class with them every week and learning new things from each one of them, even though it was me that was supposed to do the teaching. My favorite way to teach and share light with others is through music. I love to sing whenever I get the chance.