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Hi I'm Jessica the Bestica

This is why I changed my life!!

About Me

I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada. I grew up in a neighborhood where I was the minority. I loved it. I have had the opportunity to learn more and learn faster about surviving the harsh realities of life in a place that wasn't very friendly to kids. I was raised by my mom and step dad along with my older brother and younger brother and sister. Growing up in my family was very different than many. Since before I was born my parents were addicted to Methanphentamine and by the time I was 8 I knew and understood that my step dad was selling it. I very quickly became accostomed to people coming and going from our home all hours of the night. There were many instances where I walked in on either a deal or someone actualy using the drugs. My parents would be up for days on end just to sleep days on end. This was where I came in. By the age of 10, becaouse of my understanding of what was going on my parents relied on me more to take care of my siblings. When they were down for a few days I was responsible for making sure we all got to school on time, we ate, and had our chorse and homework done before attempting to get my brothers to bed! By the time I reached junior high school life had gotten more complicated. By this time my parents had lost a child. this send them into a deep depression which caused them to use even more drugs and caused our home to become more chaotic. On top of that my brothers and I had lost our real dad to an overdose of Meth. This was also a time where my parents were being watched by a drug task force. I knew that thier lifestyle would eventually catch up with us all. It was the friday before Spring Break my seventh grade year when my life changed. It started with a typical fight between my parents. My dad had hit my mom several times and with both parents going in and out the front door yelling at eachother, eventually the cops were called. This was also very common. After one cop showed up the word got out who was being a disturbance and soon our home was being raided by about a dozen officers. By midnight my siblings and I were beign escorted out of the house to Child Heaven. My parents were cuffed and under arrest with personal belongings being siezed by the police. My entire life changed after that day. I lived with my aunt for a little while and then moved in with a Mormon family for about 5 months. I then was able to move back home with my family and started High School. My parents were going through drug rehab for the majority of my high school career. There I participated in Student Government, I played softball as well as Tennis. When I moved away from home for college my parents started wavering in thier recovery and even to this day struggle with thier addiction. As for myself I have moved around a lot and have enjoyed going to school but at the same time enjoy the freedom of being a single girl! A few years ago I moved to Reno, Nevada where I met my husband at church. Not long after that were were married in the Reno Temple and began our new lives together! Now we are going to school in Utah about to have our first child. Although we have had our trials and are struggling as college students, life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I chose to be. I joined the church when I was 14 years old. At the time I was very rough around the edges. I have my share of peircings and attitude! Joing the church for me was a process of change. There were people who didn't think I was a good person because of the way I carried myself. Some just wouldn't take the time to talk to me and get to know who I was on the inside. This was very hard for me. I felt as if I were an outsider and I felt like i didn't fit in. At this point I had to make a decision. I had to decide if I joined the Lord's church for the socialization or if I joined His church because it was what I was suppose to do for myself. Fortunantly I was able to realize that I was there for me and not for them. I focused on making myself a better person and to build my relationship with Heavenly Father. I feel that the struggles I went through after joining the church is what made me the strong person I am today. eventually thise that were a little put off by me came around and quickly learned of the neat person that I am!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through everything that I do. Over the past few years I have come to learn that following the Lord isn't something you do out of convienence or even out of popularity of your friends. doing what Heavenly Father wants us to do is a daily duty. In my case there were things that I had to give up, but at the same time all the amazing things I have gotten in return can't come close to compare. It took some time for me to get use to not go and get a sleerpee on Sundays and to wear shorts that went down to me knees. Although I have changed a lot and my of my friends at the time thought I was crazy for changing for a church. As I continued to change and gear my life to something better even my friends who criticized me could not deny the better person I had become.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jessica the Bestica
When I fist learned about baptisms for the dead I was so excited. The only thing I could think about was how cool it was that this church believed in saving people even after they died. If you think about it, there are so many people in the world who have not even heard of Jesus Christ and for them to miss out on returning home to live with him because they didn't live in the right place at the right time, that just doesn't seem right. I knew that Heavenly Father was more loving and fair than that! There are so many people who didn't get a chance to learn about the gospel and didn't get the opportunity to be baptised. So those that are living now get the opportunity to do the physical labor of being baptised for them! I think it really is just the neated thing ever! Show more Show less