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Hi I'm Jesse

High school graduate. Latin enthusiast. Future Spanish missionary. Mormon.

About Me

When I started my high school education I found a deep love for the Latin language. It's a real joy to translate ancient works and decode their meaning - it has inspired me to one day become a translator/interpreter for the modern world. I'm going to experience some of that world over the next two years as a Spanish missionary in the great state of Washington. After that, I'll be studying both Latin and Spanish at BYU in Provo, Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church - but it wasn't until a couple years ago that I really had a testimony. I had never read the Book of Mormon on my own or paid much attention in church. I never got much out of being a member. In addition, I distracted myself with worldly influences like video games, television, etc. It took several years of feeling empty and unhappy before I felt inspired to read the entire Book of Mormon. That was when I felt the pure joy of the Spirit - I knew that I could truly be happy by applying the Gospel of Jesus Christ to my life! That was the kickstart to my own spiritual journey. I'm a Mormon because I know the joy the Gospel brings to those who accept it. I've seen what it can do to others. I've seen what it's done to me. And believe me, God has blessed me so much for deciding to follow Him and His Church. I'd like to invite YOU to read the Book of Mormon, ponder its message, and ask God for yourself if it's true! Let the Gospel of Christ bless your life the same way it has blessed mine and countless others.

How I live my faith

I try my best to always seek opportunities to serve. Helping others is a great way to feel the Spirit and become more humble. By giving service to others, I think less about myself and more about those in need. For me service isn't just about finding people to help, but also responding to callings. In the Church we have several callings - sometimes we're asked to speak in Church meetings, other times we're called to teach classes or fill an important position of leadership. Though I feel anxious when I receive such callings, I know that by accepting them I am becoming a blessing to others through my service. I have never regretted serving selflessly - if anything, it's been a blessing to me.