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Hi I'm Jessica

About Me

I'm a convert to the church and had the opportunity to be sealed in the temple to my husband a year after joining the church. In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, and dancing. I'm currently not attending school, but my husband is at BYU-Idaho for exercise physiology.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church because within it I was able to find all of the answers to the questions I asked myself. Between talking with the missionaries, attending church on Sundays, and reading scripture, I was able to find the truth about where we came from, what our purpose is here on earth, and how we can return to live with our Heavenly Father some day. I know by reading the Book of Mormon that it is true; the contents of it are the word of God. I also know that Joseph Smith sought out to find the truth and through prayer, he received his answer and was able to establish the Lord's church again on the earth.

How I live my faith

In my ward, my husband and I both serve as family history specialists. With our calling, we are able to help members and non-members alike with finding out more about their genealogy. I also live my faith by talking about it openly with others; the church is just such a marvelous thing.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Jessica
To become a member of the church, the individual/investigator (if over 8 years old) must take discussions by the missionaries. These discussions teach the basic doctrine and beliefs of the church. At some point, either during the process of taking the discussions or after taking them, the individual then makes a commitment to be baptized and sets a baptismal date. After making a baptismal date, the individual must go through a baptism interview process, which determines whether or not the individual is ready to be baptized into the church. Once approved, the individual is then baptized on the date set, and confirmed into the church during the sacrament meeting at church. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Jessica
The law of chastity is that the individual refrains from sexual relations before marriage, thus being abstinent. It also includes that sexual relations are kept within the sanctity of marriage, refraining from committing adultery. Show more Show less

Why don't Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church's law of health and proper diet?

Jessica
Mormons don't drink coffee, tea, or alcohol because the Word of Wisdom (Doctrine and Covenants section 83) states, as said by God, that intake of such substances is not to be done. They are not good for our bodies. The church's law of health and proper diet is to refrain from drinking coffee and tea, refraining from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. Rather, we are to eat grains, fruits and vegetables, and herbs. In doing so, we are spiritually and temporally blessed. Show more Show less