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Hi I'm Jeanette

I grew up in Salt Lake City and I've been a Mormon my whole life.

About Me

I'm a 26 year old wife and mother to a wonderful and energetic 2 year old boy. I studied English Literature in College and I love reading! Right now, I'm lucky enough to be able to stay home and be a full time mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a person who followed the rules. They make sense to me. As I grew up in the Church, I've never questioned our strict standards because they make sense! There came a time when I knew I needed to find out for myself instead of just following the rules. I read the Book of Mormon, studied and prayed diligently. I kept waiting for a big answer to my prayers. When a life changing trial came my way and I needed that answer, I realized I already knew the answer! Why did I keep asking when I knew this was the truth? I had the strength I needed to get through that trial and all others that have come my way since. I know I can rely on that testimony no matter what. I know Jesus Christ atoned for my sins. I know that through Him, I can be forgiven of my sins. Not only can I be forgiven but I can also use that same atoning sacrifice to forgive. I know that my Savior loves me!

How I live my faith

I've always loved working with children and I've been blessed with several opportunities to serve in the Primary. Currently, I'm serving as the Primary President in our ward. Working with the kids is such a blessing because I really get to watch and help them develop their testimonies from the ground up. I love being a Mormon in Utah because we live in such a diverse religious area! In spite of what others may think, we have a rich variety of religions in our area who work together to help and strengthen the community.

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?

Jeanette
The Priesthood is the power to act in God's name. While women in our church do not hold the Priesthood themselves, we are certainly entitled to the blessings that come through the Priesthood. We are equal partners with our husbands but with different responsibilities. Women are given many different opportunities to lead. Women can be in presidencies for our Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations. Women can also lead by being a support for husbands who serve in Priesthood callings. Show more Show less