Hi I'm Jen
I'm a convert to the church, baptized on February 6th, 2010. I'm an English major who is also studying Spanish. I enjoy anything that has to do with Latin American culture. I love to read The Harry Potter series, and anything by Jane Austen is amazing! Holidays are my favorite I love to over decorate for all of them. I'm a huge fan of horses, mountains, and the ocean. Hawaii is my favorite place in the world. Teaching is my passion, music is my heart! I've played cello for the last 9 years, and I recently started learning how to play piano.
Why I am a Mormon
I was never looking to change my life. I was happy as a Catholic, which is the religion I grew up with; but Heavenly Father knew better. The church found me, and I am forever grateful for it. There is a spirit with this church that can not be found anywhere else. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and it has made a world of difference in my life. This church brings me happiness because I know it's where I belong.
How does making right choices help us make more right choices?
It comes back to the fundamental laws of physics: an object in motion will stay in motion, and an object at rest will stay at rest. If we start making good choices, we start moving; and once we are moving, we won't stop.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
I am the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in my family. My ancestors never had the chance to learn about and join The Church. I do family history because I want my ancestors to have the chance to receive all of the wonderful blessings that come from being a member of this religion, and so we can be together forever. Another reason is because I know how important family is in our lives. We are taught that our families are one of our greatest blessing from Heavenly Father, so I do family history work so I can learn about my heritage.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by being the best person I can be. I continually strive to share the things I've mastered, and perfect the things I have not. I know my standards, and I don't lower them for anyone. I dress modestly, refrain from swearing, and do not drink alcohol, no matter what. And I do this, not because it's a rule, but because I want to. Most importantly, I work hard to let the light of Christ shine through me.