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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a mother of six children, and I am a mormon.

About Me

I am 28, a wife, and a mother to SIX beautiful children.. YES, I had them VERY close together. Most of the time, you can find me running around, doing dishes, laundry, dusting, helping little ones with homework, chores and activities... I love, reading, organizing, shopping, my children, my husband, going to the Temple, my friends and helping others...

Why I am a Mormon

I am an Ecuadorian/Apache Indian/ Mexican/German and English American. I am a first generation American through my mother side. She and my grandmother and great-grandmother, immigrated to America from Ecuador, South America. My great-grandmother was the first convert to the church. My grandmother and mother soon followed. At around 15, I was FINALLY baptized into the church. Shortly before I was baptized, my family went through a difficult time. It was during that time and during those hardships that my faith and testimony of the church solidified. I KNEW where I needed to be. I KNEW that I needed to raise my future family in the church. I KNEW that my happiness depended on it. I am a mormon for so many reasons but the most important reason is my family. My family is central to my existence. They are the reason that I get up every morning, they are the reason that I work so hard to create a heaven on earth and they are why Heavenly Father has sent us to earth. I want to live with my family forever. I always want to be able to know, that no matter what happens in my life and during my time here on earth, I WILL live with my family forever.

How I live my faith

First, I think it is important to understand that being a member of the LDS church is more of a way of life for me, it is more than just something I do on Sundays. I believe, that I live my faith every single day and by many of my actions... whether it be from taking a dinner to a sick neighbor, or taking a friends children for the afternoon when she has a headache, or being a listening ear to someone who needs to talk. I enjoy singing in church on Sundays with the babies and little ones up to three years old, as a Nursery music leader. I love teaching them to love The Savior by learning His songs. I also am what is called, a visiting teaching supervisor, which means that I help a group of women, about 20, to make sure that they go out and visit the sisters, or other women in the ward, that they are in charge of visiting every month. I enjoy this calling because I know that we are doing Gods work in making sure that all of His children are being cared for and looked after. It also strengthens me because I get to know and serve more of the women that I go to church with. I also believe that I live my faith by what I do in my own home. I try to make my home a sanctuary from the world and be the soft lap that my children have to land in at the end of the day, and the quiet and tender heart that welcomes my husband in from a long days work. I try to live my Faith in a way that I can reflect the Saviors love to anyone and everyone I meet.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jessica
As a latter Day Saint, we believe in the doctrine of Grace. This means that we gain strength through our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ through the Atonement. Many times the Atonement of God can be better explained with breaking down the actual word. Atonement or "At-one-ment" literally means that we are at one with God. This is a two fold gift. Not only can we be at one with our Father in Heaven but after we die, everyone who has ever lived on earth, can have their spirit body reunited with their physical body and can never again be separated. Also, through His grace we have the opportunity to repent and be forgiven of our mistakes, so that we may one day live again. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jessica
This is a question that I had asked before I was baptized. Personally, it is one of the most vital questions that anyone can ask while seeking to know the truth. For me, the answer I received was so simple. Pray. Get on your knees and with a humble and earnest heart, ask your Heavenly Father to know if the LDS church is true. Then, again with a humble heart, listen for the answer. The answer may not come as a strike of lightening or a ticker take parade.... but it will come. It may come as a still small voice or just a gentle assurance, or it may come as the happy feeling you get when you walk into church. Either way, it will come. The answer is not the same for everyone, as everyone is different, but The Lord and Savior KNOW you and will answer you. Show more Show less