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Hi I'm Jenny E

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was married in June of 2011, and we just had our first baby boy in April of 2012. He's very healthy now, but he was in the NICU for the first five days of life and on oxygen for his first two months. Our faith got us through those difficult days, and we're a stronger family for it. Being a mom is a lot of work, but I love the stage of life I'm in. Our family enjoys to hike, bike and play outdoors. I believe a happy marriage is founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ. I don't believe you always have to travel to distant lands to make a difference in the world. There's plenty of good you can do for the world by being a good neighbor, friend and family member.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know it's true and it makes me happy. I know life can be hard, but I also know God loves us and has not left us alone. I grew up in a Mormon family. My dad joined the church in his early 20s. My mom grew up in a Mormon family, but her family didn't go to church on a regular basis. As a teenager she started to go to church with her sister. She decided she wanted to be married in the temple to her husband for "time and all eternity" instead of "until death do us part." That's what the Mormons believe. Family relationships don't end when we die. God wouldn't separate us from those we love the most. As a kid I learned to pray, read the scriptures and go to church. We had weekly "family nights." I'm very grateful my parents gave me a strong foundation. My parents encouraged me to find out for myself if the church was really what it claimed to be - the restored church of Jesus Christ. As a young teenager I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. I knew it was true. I had friends try to tell me otherwise, but I knew what God had told me. It's not always easy being Mormon. Sometimes "friends" will tease you about some of the standards of the church, but living those standards has kept me out of a lot of trouble. Heartache comes when you disobey God's commandments. Peace and happiness come when you obey. I have been to other churches, and I think they do wonderful things. I believe there are very good people found in all churches. I would encourage you to study it out on your own with an open mind. God will direct you to truth.

How I live my faith

I like to think I first and foremost live my faith in my home. My husband and I made the commitment to read the scriptures and pray together as a couple. It's a great way to keep us united as a couple and close to our Heavenly Father. We also make one night a week "family night." We have a short lesson, activity and treat together. We believe as we spend time together as a family we will be blessed.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jenny E
When Jesus was on the earth he sent his disciples out to teach. As the Church of Jesus Christ we do the same today. I was a missionary about six years ago. I knocked on many doors. My goal was never to be a bother but to be a help. I had a message I wanted to share. I left my family for a year and a half to share it. I realize not everyone is interested in that message, and I respect that. I was also there to help bring in groceries, clean the yard and jump rope with the child playing alone. In short, I was there to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less