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Hi I'm Jacque

I love literature, learning, and most of all my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 18 years and I have two teenagers. I won't start talking about my husband and kids here, because I wouldn't be able to stop. My family is everything to me. I've been teaching high school English for 10 years and I love every minute of it. I believe truth is truth, whether it's found in Shakespeare, grammar rules, or the scriptures- especially the scriptures. I make pretty good chocolate-chip cookies, if I do say so myself, and I enjoy sharing them. It's great to put a smile on someone's face. I also love reading, when time permits, and I am very slowly writing a novel.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it's my heritage. My ancestors crossed the plains and built new homes in a wilderness far away from everything they knew. I love and honor them. But it's not just that I'm a 6th generation Latter Day Saint. I'm a Mormon because I have asked questions, studied and prayed. I've lived the principles of the gospel and watched as they have blessed and continue to bless my life in countless ways. As I raise my children, and teach high school at the same time, I know first hand the challenges young people face, and the devastating effects of the world's standards on a young life. I've also seen the protection that living the Lord's way can offer. I want that for my children, and I love sharing this focus on the Lord and serving Him alongside my husband. I want my family forever. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am in the primary presidency in my stake, which means I assist those who teach the children in eight wards, or congregations. It's great, because I not only get to work with children, but the wonderful people who teach and serve them. I love seeing the light in the eyes of children as they learn, speak, and sing about Jesus. They truly love Him, and I know with all my heart that He loves them. I've seen miracles happen in the lives of children, teachers, and families, as the simple truths of the Gospel are taught and then lived. For the last few years, I've also helped organize Girls Camp in my area. For one week during the summer, we take over 100 girls ages twelve to seventeen up into the woods to learn about nature, themselves, and The Lord. I have shared sweet experiences at camp with my daughter and her friends as we hike, sing camp songs, and preform silly skits. We always come home with greater appreciation for each other, the gospel, the beauty of nature-oh, and showers! Like most women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I'm a visiting teacher. My companion and I visit three other sisters. I enjoy getting to know them. I am so inspired by the women in the church. They love and serve others without compensation (monetarily, at least) and often without anyone knowing. I have so many heroes among the LDS women I know.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Jacque
Men and women have different responsibilities in the church. One is not greater than another. Personally, I think that primary responsibility of nurturing children, which is given to women, is sufficient for me, although I support and honor the priesthood. I have never felt restricted or less respected because I did not hold the priesthood. On the contrary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is one of the few organizations left on earth that still honors womanhood and motherhood and rejects the objectification of women that goes on in the world today. Show more Show less