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Hi I'm Jennifer Jade

I grew up in Wisconsin. I'm a nurse and firefighter/EMT. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a convert to the church of 6 years now and come from a small family that is not of the church. I have one younger brother and we were raised as Catholics. The rest of my family maintains their Catholic religion and I love and live mine everyday. I love to be outdoors, you can often find me on hiking or biking trails or running with my dog. On rainy days, when I'm not playing in the mud you can find me cross-stitching or scrapbooking. I'm not a parent at the current moment, but I anxiously await that opportunity in my life. I have several college degrees/diplomas ranging from Public Administration to Fire Protection Technician. I have been a volunteer firefighter for 10 years and love my current job as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Why I am a Mormon

At some point in my mid 20's I moved away from Wisconsin to California in serach of a life or something, I wasn't sure what. I had taken a job with a local fire department in California and this is when I was introduced to the Mormon religion. The fire chief was Mormon and I found that out as I suggested that we meet for a lunch date/interview on a Sunday afternoon. He politely told me that that is not something that he did, that Sundays were reserved for church, it was part of his religion. I said okay, and without thinking about picked another day. We met for our lunch date/interview and nothing else was said and I didn't ask about his religion anymore, but it really sparked an interest in me. He was someone that was truely living his religion. I also was taken by his demeanor, how quite, humble, soft spoken and polite he was. I just felt comfortable being in his presence. After two weeks of being in California my life took a turn for the worse and I only had two local numbers in my posession, the number to the moving company and his number. I opted to call him, as he requested if I had any problems, he invited me to spend a movie night with his family. I felt awkward at first, but the feeling I had once I walked into his home was one of peace and comfort. I could tell that something was different. Again I was never pressured into learning about the religion, a seed was planted as we say and it grew from there. I did some research on my own about "Mormons" and found all kinds of anti-mormon stuff, but nothing that told me what it was all about. I decided to stop by one of the churches durning the week and there I found a father and son fixing something in the church. I asked them if I could talk to someone about the religion and they both were so happy that I asked they ran around the church looking for a pass-along card with a phone number on it for the missionaries. After that was over I went and called the number, gave my name and said that I was interested in learning more about the religion and gave my call back number and hung up. The next day I got a call from a very excited missionary that I almosted couldn't understand on the phone, we set up a time and decided to have our first meeting in the church. This was, in my mind, one of the elements that helped me into realizing the truth. I asked all types of questions trying to throw these two young men off and they always had an answer and it was one that always resonated truth, a truth that in my heart I could not deny. The more we talked, the more at ease I felt with it. Just 5 short weeks after my first lesson with the missionaries I was baptized. I know that this Church is the true Church and Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father live and that we are led by a living prophet today in Thomas S. Monson. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in my stake as a Single Adult Representative ages 31 and up. This opportunity to serve in my church has taught me more than I ever could have imagined. Being a convert to the church and not growning up with the teachings, I find myself learning along with my fellow members. I have also served as a Primary teacher teaching young children ages 4-5 about the gospel, I believe that they have taught me just as much as I have taught them, if not more. One thing they have taught me is the pure love of Christ and childlike innocence. My service to the stake as a Single Adult Representative has presented me challenges, those that require me to think and make sure that I'm representing all ages groups and keeping all activities within the church guidelines. This opportunity is one that will teach me much and help me become more outgoing than I am now and truely connect with my fellow church members and their non-member friends.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Jennifer Jade
Mormonism is a Christian-based faith. Mormons believe in Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost. We believe that all three exist as separate beings. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have bodies much like our own as we are created in their image and the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead who is often referred to as "The Comforter". The Holy Ghost is who testifies to us that what we know and learn is true. It is best described as a feeling of warmth and comfort, or maybe a peaceful feeling throughout. I have had others relate it to a "gut" feeling as well. It is just that moment when you realize something is either right or wrong and feel strongly about it. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He is our Savior. We believe that through Him we can return to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Jennifer Jade
There are so many things in this world that tell me that there is a God. I will start with answered prayers. My prayers, when asked in earnest are answered, not the kind that ask for an A on test or to lose ten pounds, but the type of prayers that help me grow as a person. Other things that tell me there is a God is the constant feeling of never being alone. I see small miracles everyday, whether they are happening to me or to others I know, it only testifies to me that they are worthy of God's blessings and tells me that God is very present in my everyday life. He is one that will never leave my side and will always be in my corner to help me when I ask. The ability to wake up every morning and work at being a better person tells me that there is a God and he has a plan for me work on. It is humanity as a whole, all living things on this earth. It is the wind, the rain, the snow, the smell of the ocean, the lake, the fresh cut grass. It is all of these things that tell me there is a God and much more. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Jennifer Jade
A testimony is way of stating, for others to know, the things that you as an individual believe in. Things that you have come to know beyond the shadow of a doubt to be true. A testimony is something that is gained as faith is increased and the gospel principles are lived. A testimony is ever growing and changing, but all testimonies have certain common truths behind them. Testimonies are never just one thing, they are many, like: a testimony of prayer, of tithing, of living the commandments, of being obedient. A testimony will grow as a person grows in the church, it is a beautiful thing to experience. Show more Show less