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Hi I'm Jennifer Lynnette

I seek to be "firm, and steadfast, and immovable, willing with all diligence to keep the commandments of the Lord." (3 Nephi 6:14)

About Me

My husband and I were married civilly, and then Sealed for time and all eternity in the Seattle Temple two years later. We are proud parents to two wonderful children, a son and a daughter, both born in the covenant. I have endured Non-Epileptic Seizures for the last 10 years that have changed the way I contribute to society. Rather than working outside the home, I am an advocate for fellow NES sufferers, raise my children and, and sell my knitting/crochet work. In 2011, I felt a calling to simplify my life and really take modesty seriously, so I prayed and read the scriptures. The FIRST day I opened my scriptures it fell open to 1 Corinthians 11, where Paul exhorts women to cover their hair. It hit me like a ton of bricks and I immediately went to my husband and asked what he thought of it. He said if it helps me in my personal spiritual journey, then go for it, but he had no real opinion on it. I have always been taught that man and woman are EQUAL in the sight of God, so my desire to headcover wasn't an attempt at subservience. In fact, during my research I kept coming across the idea of covering for feminism and motherhood... Mostly, I felt that it would help me to focus on the things that matter most: being a daughter of God, a mother in Zion, and wife to my husband. God says we will receive the witness after the trial of our faith, so I bought my first scarf. It has brought a peace to my soul. I feel closer to God, and I feel that I am focusing on my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was "born into the Church" but I think all people who truly believe are converts, regardless of whether they were raised in that religion. I was raised by an inactive part-member family. After researching many religions I came to believe that The LDS church is right. I have a strong testimony of the gospel. Though I disagree with some of the culture... some confuse the culture with the gospel... Unfortunately many people go on their whole lives without believing truly in anything... they practice their religion, or lack thereof, without concerning themselves with working out for themselves whether it is true. I love President Uchtdorf's statement that: "We are a question-asking people. We have always been, because we know that inquiry leads to truth. That is how the Church got its start, from a young man who had questions. In fact, I’m not sure how one can discover truth without asking questions. Some might feel embarrassed or unworthy because they have searching questions regarding the gospel, but they needn’t feel that way. Asking questions isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a precursor of growth." I feel that searching, pondering, and praying an living so that I can feel the Holy Ghost with me (Moroni 10:3-5) has led me to personal revelation that has enhanced the closeness I feel with my Savior. I cannot express in words how much this church and the gospel of Christ mean to me. Because of them, I know WHO I am, WHY I am here, and WHERE I can go if I endure to the end.

How I live my faith

The First Presidency has said in many ways that motherhood is "near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.” I live my faith by trying to be the best mother I can be!

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jennifer Lynnette
Family is the basic unit of eternity. Humans are social people, and being in a family meets that need. God designed us that way. We will always be happiest when we are part of a healthy family. Children are raised best in a family atmosphere of love and security. Show more Show less