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Hi I'm Jessica

I am an American mother living in Europe with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married mother of 2 living an adventure with my family overseas. We are far from our immediate family, but are surrounded by our "ward family" here. I enjoy baking (and eating what I bake!), playing the piano, working in my yard, watching movies, and traveling. I am also a registered nurse, with an emphasis in Oncology.

Why I am a Mormon

There is no greater blessing for me than to be a member of the Lords restored church. Through the teachings of the gospel, I know who I am, who God really is, and the potential that I have after I leave this earth. I know that we are led by a living prophet, who expounds doctrine, both old and new, and that the power of the priesthood, given by Jesus Christ himself, is found in our church. I can always trust that we will not be led to do wrong or to believe wrong.

How I live my faith

I am a friend. I try to be aware of who needs help. This is what Christ would do if he were here...so I try to be His hands. I want to leave my smile wherever I go. I try to be a good mother...one who sees my children beyond dirty-faced, mess-making little kids... Last year, I was busy in the church, leading the women of the congregation. This was a great opportunity for me, especially living over seas. Overcoming cultural and language barriers sometimes seemed easy, compared to the enormous task of loving each woman individually. I learned more than I thought I ever would. I believe with all my heart that I am a daughter of God and I want to be who He wants me to be.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I have a feeling that people sense that something is missing in their lives...especially as the world becomes more and more confusing, fast paced, and money driven, and as calamities become more frequent. I also think that members of the church are learning how to be better missionaries, to let their light shine, to share what they believe. What better way to be happy than to come closer to God and to be a part of His church? Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Tithing...living this law is a sacrifice, yes. But with every sacrifice comes blessings. Every law that God gives us has temporal and spiritual aspects. The temporal reasons why we give 10% of our income to the church is to support the building of churches and temples and also their upkeep and to support programs and activities that take place in each congregation. The spiritual reasons why we give 10% of our income is that it shows our gratitude to God for all he has given us and it also helps us to be humble and to not place too much of our hearts on the things of the world. Show more Show less