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Hi I'm Jessica Michelle

I was born to a family that is strong in the gospel. I love ballroom dancing and learning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and grew up in Southern California. Today I live in Utah. I believe that life is beautiful. I have many interests such as playing the piano, ballroom dancing, writing poetry, and spending quality time with friends and family. There are so many new and exciting things to do and learn everyday and I really enjoying trying out new things. Since I have home-schooled for most of my life I have been free to pursue my different academic interests which is where my love of learning comes from. I believe that education never stops, we are all life-long learners. I'm a Sophmore at Brigham Young University. I'm planning on majoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a minor in Ballroom Dance. Some day I want to teach ballroom at my own studio and go to Italy. But right now I'm living with my parents and working to save money for my next couple of Semesters

Why I am a Mormon

Having been born into the church I've never really questioned my membership too much. Growing up I was actually afraid to. I knew I needed to ask my Heavenly Father if this church was true or not but what if there was no answer? I didn't know how I would deal with that. So I continued to take the authenticity of the church for granted. Then one winter I became very depressed. I went to bed every night dreading waking up the next day. Life had lost much of it's meaning to me. I'd try to escape from my feelings of despair by taking naps in the middle of the day while the house was still noisy with activity. Eventually I found that the only real solace I could find was reading the scriptures. I would read for hours on end and when I would set it down I'd be driven to pick it back up again. I started listening to nothing but religious music in an effort to keep the Holy Ghost with me because it was the only thing that could dispel the depression that held me. I began pleading with my Heavenly Father to save me from the despair. Finally I knew I needed to ask what I had been afraid to ask for so long: Is any of it true? Are you even there? Is the Book of Mormon true? Please, I need to know! The answer came as a strong feeling that said, "Jessica, you already know." I realized that by doing all the daily things like attending church and reading the scriptures and most importantly praying to my Heavenly Father often, my testimony had been built into a strong edifice brick by spiritual brick. All I really needed to know was that I knew. Daily experiences confirm to me that this church is true. My life has always been better when I've followed the teachings of Christ that I learn in this gospel.

How I live my faith

just this year I was called to teach the "Sunbeam" class which is the youngest group of kids in primary. Up until very recently I only had one little girl in my class. But she kept me plenty busy! Since she is new to primary it took awhile before she was able to stay the whole time. Most weeks I would have to go find her mom half way through because the little three year old was throwing a tantrum. Slowly though, I built a relationship with her and even though she sometimes doesn't behave or listen very well she loves me and I love her and she stays the whole time now. There are now two little girls that come to class and I love teaching these two little ones. Lately our lessons have been about being thankful for the world around us. Although this calling may seem a small thing, I know how important it is that little children learn of the love of God.