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Hi I'm Jennifer Scott

I grew up in Sandy UT. When I was 28 I was diagnosed with a terminal illness called Pulmonary Hypertension. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hello I am now 32 years old. I have lived almost 4 years with the knowledge of a terminal illness called Pulmonary Hypertension. I also have left heart failure and will shortly have surgery for Chiari Malformation type 1. I am not able to work and am on disability. I like to try to help others (especially children) with my disease. I love children and hope to one day have some of my own though having this disease I know its not likely. My dream is to become a computer programer so I can create programs that are accessible to people of varying disabilities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born with parents that are members. Through my trials I have found help and strength from the Lord. I was baptised at age 8, but felt I went through a full conversion at age 14. I've had numerous trials that have helped my testimony of the church including but not only Death of a mother and a terminal disease.

How I live my faith

I try to serve where possible though I am limited. I serve as Relief Society women's class Chorister in my ward . I also do visiting teaching. I enjoy my callings and try to fulfill them to the fullest extent. I try to be an example to others and a peacemaker though I know there are a LOT of things that I need work on.

What is faith?

Jennifer Scott
Faith is believing in something that is not seen. Its like believing in the wind although you can't see it. You can't see God but you know He's there if you just ask. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Jennifer Scott
The church is much to big to all meet together weekly in one building. It is also much to big for the President of the church to keep track of members throughout the WHOLE world. A Ward/Branch is a congregation of members. Wards tend to have hundreds of members where Branches have as little as 4 or 5. They split each area, countries, states, and often cities, according to the number of members in places like Utah where there is a higher concentration of members there are many wards in each city. Where in places like Europe it can be a radius of 100s of miles. A Stake is usually 4-8 Wards combined. This allows each member to be more taken care of. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jennifer Scott
We are all commanded to be baptized. We believe that God restored HIS priesthood authority through Joseph Smith. Where other religions have many truths we believe they do not have the Priesthood authority of God. Therefore to obey the commandment we baptize everyone when they reach the age of accountability and new members. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jennifer Scott
We believe that the Bible is a record of the old world. We believe that the Prophets in the Bible were commanded to keep this record to be a testimony to others of the truthfulness of God. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Jennifer Scott
The Relief Society is just that. They help provide "Relief". It is an organization just for the women of the church 18 and older. They have weekly lessons taught by other women. They even have their own Presidency. They help those in need and often are called upon to give some form of service to others in their ward such as dinners. The Relief Society has groups of sisters called Visiting Teachers. They are given a list of sisters in the ward and asked to visit them each month. In the visiting they are asked to try to share a short lesson and just talk about whatever might be needed to be talked about. They let the other leaders know if there are particular sisters or families in need. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jennifer Scott
We help many people. There are places like the Humanitarian Center in SLC UT that sends out stuff to many countries and inside the US. For longer help of feeding and clothing those in need. It is asked that they in return give service to the church in the various places. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Jennifer Scott
We believe families are forever. For me this is important because I have lost my mother. Knowing I can see her again and that we'll be together forever is a big help for me. Show more Show less