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Hi I'm Jennifer Johnson

I'm a Mom, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Friend, teacher, servant, outside enthusiast, lover of water...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I am a mom of six. My oldest is 15, so we are in the middle of raising teens. Our youngest is 4. So we are in the middle of raising little ones too! Our daily life is about trying to balance everything. It is about finding moments of peace. It is about creating happiness. I was raised in the Eastern part of the US. There were four kids in my family growing up. We are really happy. We work hard and try to stay together as much as possible. But we are super busy with everyone's schedules. So we just do our best.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the happiest, most productive, blessed, and motivating way to live. It is the best way I know of to raise children. It gives purpose to all I am doing and it helps me have stability and security in a world that is seeking both. I am also particularly grateful for the knowledge of Jesus Christ I have through the church. I feel I understand and love Him and His sacrifice for me better because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

It is all about service. I work with the children in our ward now. They asked me to be the Primary President and it is the sweetest, most blessed part of the church. The children are a real treasure and I can totally see why Jesus loved being with them and why their purity would bring Him to tears of joy and why He says we should try to be more like them. Also, living my faith is all about my family. The work I do with and for my family is the most important. The relationships with them bring me the most joy as well. On a personal level, living my faith involves a continuing and growing relationship with God. I love Him and feel I can know Him as I strive to follow Christ's example and study the scriptures.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Jennifer Johnson
Why do we need a Savior? That is a question that could be answered in volumes and volumes of books! But the simple truth of it all is that we all make mistakes which prevents us from living with God again. Jesus Christ's suffering and death made it possible for us to repent and become clean again. So because of Him, we have the potential to progress and grow and get better and return to live with God again after this life. Also, there is something beautiful about God's grace. Because of all He did, there is an enabling power that comes into our lives and helps us to become better, helps us to feel better, helps us to have hope. Without Jesus Christ, we would not have joy or happiness. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jennifer Johnson
The Bible is definitely Holy Scripture to Mormons. We study it as curriculum in our Sunday School classes, we read it in our homes, we quote from it at the pulpit during church. I personally just finished reading the New Testament and started reading the Old Testament. I loved reading about the Savior's time on the earth, how He responded to others, how He served them, His disciples responses to Him, and I learned a lot as I studied how the early Christians tried to carry on without Him. As I begin the Old Testament, I am already inspired in thinking about the creation of this amazing earth. I was interested to read in Christ's creation of the heavens as well. People wonder about our belief in the Bible because we have additional scripture. But in all my experience, I have only heard about the Book of Mormon and other scripture being a companion to the Bible, not a replacement; that they complement each other and clarify confusing points of doctrine. I love the Bible. I am excited to get further into the Old Testament today as I read. Show more Show less