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Hi I'm Jenna

I am a legal student, a sister, a daughter, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fairly recent convert to the church. I was raised Baptist, and in May of 2010 I was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been studying paralegal for about 3 years. I like to sing my heart out, dance like crazy. I have learned that life is awesome! I currently go to school in Orem, Utah at Utah Valley University. I love cold weather, and the beautiful scenery that Utah provides. I moved to Provo, Utah in November of 2010. I love living here! More specifically I love that there are so many latter day saints and temples! My first place to visit when I arrived in Utah is Temple Square in Salt Lake City. It is such an amazing place. I am a very active member of the church, and I enjoy sharing the gospel with people. It has truly changed my life and made my relationship with my heavenly father and my savior so strong. The church is true... without a doubt.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the fullness of the gospel has been restored. From Jesus Christ himself the church was established and lost, and because of the faithfulness of a 14 year old by, the truth and the light was fully restored to the earth. I know this because of the revelation that I have been personally given by my father in heaven. I feel the love of my savior every day which was not something I ever really knew before.

How I live my faith

I love sharing the gospel with people. I have held many callings in the church: Ward Missionary, Family Home Evening Co-Chair, Gospel Doctrine Teacher and Family History Co-Chair. I attend my church meetings on Sunday, spend Monday nights with my ward family for FHE (Family Home Evening), I attend the temple at least once a week and I share the gospel with anyone who will listen.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jenna
Firstly, www.lds.org and www.mormon.org are both great websites to learn about the Mormon church. On www.mormon.org there is a area on the right of the front page that you can click on and talk live with a Mormon Missionary. You can also find your closest meeting house on www.lds.org and check the hours that service starts. There is usually a phone number that you can call as well to talk to someone about having the Missionaries come visit you in your home to speak with you about the Gospel. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jenna
For my Ward services are on Sunday mornings usually starting at 9 am. The service lasts about 3 hours. The first hour is the Sacrament meeting. During this meeting Hymns will be sung, church members will give talks on various subjects, and most importantly, we will partake of the sacrament which is the passing of bread and water. The second hour is the Sunday school class. At this moment we are reading from a book called Gospel Principles which breaks down doctrines and explains in a way that is easy to understand. Depending on your age or if you are married this class can vary from a young women's class, primary class ect. The third hour is Priesthood for men or the Relief Society for women. During this time, a member from each will give a lesson, hymns are usually sung and of course prayer. Women and Men are separated during this hour. Visitors are ALWAYS welcome! We encourage visitors to attend as frequently as they wish! Anyone can attend the church. Some areas are different though as far as when the church meets and what classes are on Sundays. Call your local ward to find out exact meeting times. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jenna
By asking our Heavenly Father if it is true. He speaks to us through prayer, and if you ask if the church is true, he will give you an answer. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Jenna
By reading scripture, attending church services, and prayer. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Jenna
A testimony is your feelings, thoughts and beliefs of something. In this case, my testimony is of Jesus Christ and his presence in my life, the truth in the church, Joseph Smith and the book of Mormon. I have a very strong testimony for these things and my love for these things. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jenna
One must be worthy to go into the House of the Lord. As latter day saints we strive to be like our heavenly father, and in turn we can become worthy to enter the temple. The ordinances that are performed in the temple are sacred. They are not talked about outside of the temple because sacred covenants are made between us and the lord there. It is personal to the person who took out their ordinances. There is nothing secret about the temple, anyone can go as long as they are clean to enter into the house of the Lord. The spirit of the lord dwells in temples, so it is a honor to be able to go in and feel his presence so strongly. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jenna
No. Contrary to popular belief, this is not true. Polygamy was banned back in the 1800's, and since then has not been practiced. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jenna
Jesus Christ. Through a revelation a man by the name of Joseph Smith was the first Prophet for the Church. He had a vision at the young age of 14 of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less