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Hi I'm Jessica

Hi! My name is Jessica. I love to write, sew, and spend time with my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love writing fiction stories. It's fun to see how the characters come to life. I also love to sew, mainly costumes and sometimes clothes, but mostly costumes. I like to create new things through sewing and writing. I also love my pet bird. She's a cockatiel that loves to get into trouble, but she's super cute while she's at it! I'm currently attending college working on a degree in genealogy.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that this is true. I've felt the Holy Spirit speak to my heart. I've felt God's love for me as I've tried to live what He has asked me to do. I love how this church strives to reach out to, help, and love others. I have noticed how it has helped my family draw closer to each other as we strive to follow Christ and do what He would have us do. I know Christ loves His children. I have hard times in my life, but I have also felt God's love for me during those times and I believe it is because this church provides ways for me to draw closer to Him that I couldn't get anywhere else. I'm a Mormon because I believe Christ is real, He loves me, and He has provided a way for me to be happy and for myself and my family to return to Him again and live as a family forever.

How I live my faith

Some ways I live my faith are by reading from the scriptures each day and praying to God. I know He hears my prayers, cares about my life, and loves me even if it's hard to see that sometimes because of life's troubles. Reading the scriptures helps me remember that God is there and He does care because they are His words and He speaks to me through them. I've felt His love as I've read from them before.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Jessica
There aren't any race or color restrictions for who can join the Church or receive the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have members all over the world who are of various ethnicity and nationality. In an official declaration of the Church, it's stated that "every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows therefrom, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color." We are all children of God and He loves each one of us and wants us to be happy. In the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi 26:25) it says of Christ "Behold, doth he cry unto any, saying: Depart from me? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; but he saith: Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy milk and honey, without money and without price." Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Jessica
We believe that men and women are equal in importance and value to the Lord. We are all His children and no one is less valuable than the other regardless of gender or any other factor. Mormon woman are respected, valued, and appreciated by the men of the Church and by God. We hold leadership positions in the Church and support the men of the Church and they support us. That's one of the things I like about being a member of the Mormon Church. I know it's a safe place where I am valued and appreciated for who I am as a daughter of God. Mormon women are loved by God and His sons. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Jessica
Our bodies are God's precious creation. Each one of us is a loved spirit child of Heavenly Father. As a perfect and loving Father, He created our bodies as a place for our spirit to reside while we go through this earth life. Not all of us, if any, have 'perfect bodies', bodies free from health issues or deformities, right now but the Lord created our bodies specific for us to help us have the challenges we need to learn and grow in this life and prepare to become like Him so we can live with Him in the next life. Caring for our body shows the Lord that we love Him and care about the gift that He has given us. One day, each of us will be resurrected and gain a body that is free from all troubles and health issues, but for now our body is a vital part of our life here on earth. We need our body in order to return to our Heavenly Father, so it's important for us to take care of it the best we can. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jessica
We believe in Jesus Christ and the Bible talks all about Christ. It is an inspired record written by His holy prophets. It contains records of His birth, teachings, Atonement, Resurrection, and much more. It also contains prophecies about His life long before He was even born. Show more Show less