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Hi I'm Jen Moeller

I grew up in many countries. I'm a wife and a mother.

About Me

Since my dad was a diplomat, we moved around a lot as I grew up. We lived in Guyana, Germany, Peru, and Austria before I left home for college. I studied musical theatre and followed that career path for a while. While I was living in New York, I met my husband, and we've since moved from New York to California to Utah to the United Kingdom. I got my master's in vocal performance and we now have one daughter and another child on the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I always believed that its teachings were true. When I was 12 years old, however, I realized that I had better find out "for real" if this church was true or not. I read the Book of Mormon and decided to take the prophet Moroni's challenge to ask God if the book were true. I knelt down at my bed and asked Heavenly Father if it was indeed true because I really wanted to know for myself. As I waited for an answer, I felt a really peaceful feeling come over me and an impression in my heart that said "You already know it is true." I felt so happy and peaceful and knew these feelings came from God.

How I live my faith

I currently help teach the children at church. I love looking into their faces as they ask and answer questions. They understand so much and they are so honest. I spend a lot of time preparing to teach them, but I usually end up feeling like I'm the one that has learned from them. Perhaps some of the best moments tend to happen when I get to chat with them before or after our class, and we talk about what's going on in their lives. The more I serve them, the more I love them and feel how much God loves them, too.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Jen Moeller
We dress nicely for church, which usually means skirts/dresses for women with nice shoes, suits or trousers with nice shirts and ties for men. Dressing in this way shows respect for the Lord and His chapel, and helps us maintain a reverent attitude. We celebrate the "usual" holidays which, in America at least, include New Year's, Easter, Mother's and Father's Days, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We also have a holiday on the 24th of July called "Pioneer Day," which celebrates the Mormon pioneers' first arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jen Moeller
No, we do not. We worship Jesus Christ. We honor and respect Joseph Smith, because he is the prophet through whom Jesus Christ restored His true church on the earth. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jen Moeller
Many prophets who lived in the ancient Americas kept sacred records, which were eventually compiled by the prophet Mormon into one volume. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jen Moeller
Yes, I do. His name is Thomas S. Monson, and he is amazing. I know he is a prophet because I prayed about it, just like I did to find out whether or not the church was true. The Holy Ghost has communicated to me in a very personal way that he is a prophet. Show more Show less