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Hi I'm JeSsE

I grew up in NY, lived in 8 states and France, have 6 brothers and sisters, love my wife and beatuiful kids, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in upstate New York until going off to college. I studied international business with a 2 year service mission in Paris, France for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My business experience took me all around the country until I became self employed several years ago. Now my wife and I, along with my awesome younger brother run a successful franchise opening stores and creating jobs. Although it's a lot of work, I love meeting and working with a wide variety of people who end up becoming like family! I love it! I'm an energetic guy who only needs a couple hours of sleep each night! There's just so much to do in life, I just want to do as much as possible. I'm an inventor, entreprenuer, sports enthusiast, dj, break dancer, husband, and a father. I may not know a lot about one thing, but I'm always eager to try my hand learning something little about everything. I've visited 49 of the 50 states and find the world to be full of places I'd love to visit. The center of my life is my family. Having grown up in a family of 9, I learned so much from my parents and each of my brothers and sisters. Even though I didn't always make the best decisions growing up, I was taught to be honest and just be happy with what I have. My family experience taught me everything and helped shape who I am today. Now that I have a family of my own, my wife and I want to give our kids everything they need to make good choices and enjoy life doing whatever they choose to do.

Why I am a Mormon

Religion has always just been a word to me that has had varying definitions depending on who you ask. In growing up trying to find out what I really beleived, what I thought would make me happy, and what type of person I wanted to be, I looked to others examples to help explore answers. Growing up in a Mormon family out in the countryside, I went to a small church building with around 25 people every sunday. With my brothers and sisters, I was taught the simple truths of the scriptures, and the amazing sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Although I didn't know exactly what I was supposed to be taught, I had a great jumpstart on why I was here and what the purpose of life was. My parents were that strong example of how simple faith and hard work could get our family through even the hardest of times. They are my true hero's and made me want to be better. I do not have all the answers, but I have studied and prayed about what my Heavenly Father would want me to do and be. While I am private with my personal feelings, I do have a strong testimony of the relationship that one can have with God through prayer and humility. No matter the point in life I have been at, I have never stopped feeling the love, comfort, and guidance of His Holy Spirit. It's nice to feel loved and to know that there is help in making so many of life's decisions. I want and need that guidance now that I have a wife and children to take care of. Day to day life is sometimes too unbearable without being able to rely on spiritual help. Going to church reminds me that we are all on the same path and have similar trials in life. Each "Mormon" may have a different profession or family status, live in different countries, or be at different stages in life, but the simple testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ brings us all together. I've always felt that I needed to find people who truly live what they beleive. I am strengthened by this Church of Christ and modern day revelation.

How I live my faith

With my work, I am involved with and love participating in any community events, whether it's a church event, fundraiser or city parade. There are so many people in the world that truly come together in a sense of brotherhood when there's a service to be done. Through the LDS church, I have seen a lot of humanitarian aid projects help others in times of need. I think that's great. I've worked in and planned large events and service projects to help a lot of people. Because I love to stay busy, I never can pass up a chance to do service.

What is being a Mormon like?

JeSsE
It's great, I don't mind being a little "different." The world's standards expressed through reality television, immoral activity, dreams of hollywood glamour, and unrestricted online content don't coincide with my beliefs. Joy and happiness for me come through my family, personal achievements through hard work, and through my understanding of the benefits of living a "Mormon" life. I know that we have guidance from God through his living prophet and apostles just as He has always done. These teachings help me grow even though they may conflict with what I see around me. Being honest and happy shouldn't ever go out of style! Show more Show less