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Hi I'm Jodi

About Me

I grew up in Utah, USA but have since moved around the United States with my husband as he completes graduate school. I love music, art, nature, camping, traveling, and just being with and getting to know people. I'm excited to soon be a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it provides truth and answers to what God's plan for me is and brings happiness into my life everyday. I know where I came from, I know why I am here, and I know what I need to do in order to live with God again. It is home, and my spirit is able to recognize that. It is truth, and it is where I belong. I have a sure testimony of Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, and every other aspect of the Church that makes it what it is, and I wouldn't have my life any other way. I am a Mormon because I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through every aspect of my life. I try to begin each morning by thanking God for the good life I have and ask Him to guide me through the day. I read from the scriptures daily, the Bible and The Book of Mormon, because they bring me knowledge and strength. I try to follow their teachings in all that I do, and strive to be an example of Jesus Christ. I am always trying to become a better person and fulfill the potential that my Heavenly Father has planned for me. I am always trying to be a better missionary, and share with others what I believe and what I know to be true. My faith IS my life.  

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jodi
As a volunteer worker at the temple, I have had the special opportunity to witness and aide all that happens inside. It has brought me a greater understanding of temple work and how sacred it is. Similar to Old Testament times, God has told us to build temples where we can perform very important ordinances and ceremonies. These ordinances and ceremonies teach us about God's plan for us, our Savior Jesus Christ, and provide us with beautiful blessings that will help us everyday of our lives. We believe that in order to reach our greatest eternal potential, we must all perform these ordinances. Each member of the church is able to attend once for themselves, and then they continue to attend and do the work by proxy (which is to act for another) for their ancestors and others who have died. In the temple we dress in white and speak quietly. It is simple and beautiful, and is an opportunity to shut out the busy world and be closer to God. Because of the very sacred nature of the temple ceremonies and ordinances, one must meet certain requirements that show their dedication and respect to God and his work. To avoid desecration of the sacredness of the temple, we do not speak of what is done inside in detail. Temple work is not a secret, we invite and desire all to become worthy to enter into the temple. The beauty is unimaginable, and the blessings are endless. Show more Show less