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Hi I'm Jen

I grew up in Utah. I've adopted 4 of my 6 foster kids. I enjoy cooking and playing board games. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a "typical" Mormon family. I am the oldest of 7 children. I enjoy reading and playing board games. I taught elementary school for 9 years in a low income school, before quitting to take care of my foster children. My husband and I have been married for 9 years. We have been foster parents for 6 years. We have adopted 4 of the 6 kids we've fostered.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church. I have had this witnessed to me as I have read the scriptures, attended church, and prayed. I feel the Holy Ghost testify to me that this is true. I also enjoy the social aspects of being Mormon. I have a lot of good friends that I've made through my membership in the church. I enjoy getting together with them, and having "good, clean fun".

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. As a young 21 year old, I served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic. Today, I live my faith by being a foster mother, caring for children who can't live, either temporarily or permanently with their biological families. I also help by teaching potential foster parents about how my husband and I try to include the biological families of our children in our lives. I live my faith by my actions, trying to show empathy for the loss these biological families have experienced. I actively participate in the Church. I currently am assigned as a Wolf Den Leader. I plan activities that help the boys develop, and increase in their duty to God. As a mother, I live my faith by devoting my time in service to my family.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jen
Yes, if they are sealed together in the temple by one having authority. My husband and I were married in the temple. It was more than a marriage where the officiator says "until death do you part". If we each live a righteous life, according to God's commandments, and are faithful to one another, we will be together forever. Even if you were not married in the temple, you could go to the temple after having been baptized for at least a year, and there be sealed to each other. A husband and wife who are sealed together can also have their children, both born and unborn, with them together forever. I really do believe that this is true. Show more Show less