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Hi I'm Jes

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom of three beautiful children. I have a wonderful supportive husband who works hard to help life go smoothly. I come from a large family. I love baking and crafts and planning activities. I'm passionate about parenting and lean toward the natural side of things. I love my Savior and try to show my faith in Him every day.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was just three years old, my mother had a powerful spiritual experience and made a promise to the Lord to get her life together and start going to church every week. She stuck to that promise and so for as long as I can remember, I have attended church. I was taught to be involved and to serve others. When I was six my family was sealed in the temple. Sealing is an ordinance that binds families for time and all eternity, so that we can be together even after we die. I remember wearing all white and feeling peace in the temple. A few months later my little brother was run over by a car and died. As tragic as that experience was, all I felt was that same peace. I knew that Heavenly Father had a plan for our family and he must have had a reason for taking my brother back to live with Him. That simple testimony grew over the years as I attended church, prayed, studied the scriptures and grew in my faith. I have had countless witnesses that this is our Father's true church. I know that it is true and I desire nothing more than to follow Him. The gospel brings peace to my life in a world filled with turmoil. I know that if I live the commandments, I can be reunited with my brother and all my family some day. Seven years ago, I was sealed in the temple to my wonderful husband and know that together with our children, we can enjoy eternity. 

How I live my faith

My husband and I pray with our children each morning and night. We also try to read scriptures as a family every day. I do these things personally as well. I serve in the church by teaching the women once a month. I am also a visiting teacher, which means there are a few sisters I visit each month and try to help them whenever they are in need. I try to help my neighbors and friends and family when I see a need. Sometimes that might mean watching someone's kids or bringing over a meal. Or maybe just saying hello or dropping off treats to show my love. I strive to teach my children that God loves them and how to make good choices. Hopefully I am a good example to them. I try to show my faith in all that I do. 

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

Jes
If you know someone who is Mormon, don't be afraid to talk to them. We don't always know the perfect thing to say, but we are usually willing to try to answer questions. Also, you can have missionaries come and teach you, or just bring you church materials. Don't be afraid of the missionaries, they are awesome! They let you set the pace and have a peaceful spirit about them. Most missionaries, called Elders are young men, but there are also many young women and senior couple missionaries. You can submit your information on this site, look in the phone book under the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or just go to a meetinghouse in your area on a Sunday morning is best. Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Jes
The church has a wonderful humanitarian program that allows members to donate time and goods to help those in need. Blankets, school supplies, hygiene kits, clothing, and many other things are sent all over the world, or used locally where there is a need. The gospel of Jesus Christ is for all people everywhere, so the church sends missionaries all over the world to help us regular members share the good news! (gospel means good news) Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jes
There is so much to gain by serving one another. We learn to be more like the Savior as we do so. Everyone in the church has opportunities to serve in many capacities. The Lord doesn't want an idle people. He wants us to be actively engaged in doing good. Making sacrifices in order to serve Him and His children helps us to grow and become more like Him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jes
No. Anyone who claims to be Mormon, who practices polygamy, is not following the leaders of our church or the Savior. We believe in continued revelation from God, so we need to stay close to Him and to the prophet who is His mouthpiece on the earth. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jes
It is important to find out for yourself, by kneeling in humble prayer and asking your Father in Heaven. Sometimes an answer comes right away, other times you have to work harder for it. Start with one principle at a time. Study it, ponder it, pray about it, try living it. Pay attention to how you feel. Remember that Satan fights against the truth, so things can seem to go wrong and you may doubt yourself. If you focus on how you feel when you pray, the Spirit will manifest the truth to you. Show more Show less