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Hi I'm Jenna

I'm an Elementary School Teacher, I love life, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was recently married to the love of my life- Jared! I met him after I graduated with my Bachelors in Elementary Education and moved to Utah to teach. It is beautiful here and gives me lots of opportunities to do the things I love like hiking, camping, river tubing, frisbee, dancing- both country and ballroom, and photography. I am also blessed to be able to keep up with my music, piano and violin, and still have some time left over for reading and Ukrainian egg decorating- a unique hobby I picked up a couple of years ago. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church or more correctly known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have chosen to continue to be a member of this church because through the years I have learned for myself that it is true. Since I was a little girl I have felt my Heavenly Father's love and concern with my life. The gospel explains to me why I am here and how I can continue to feel close to my Heavenly Father while on earth so that He can help lead me back to Him. I know that as part of God's plan to help me return to Him, He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to earth to suffer for my sins and sorrows and to be resurrected so that I can repent and one day live with God again. I know that The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, contains the teachings of God's prophets and is true. I know that Joseph Smith was chosen to be one of God's prophets on this earth and that we continue to have a prophet of God on earth today to help guide us. The gospel teachings give me peace, guidance, and happiness in even the hardest times and help me to remember who I am and where I am going.

How I live my faith

One thing I love about my religion is that I don't have to change who I am to be apart of it. There are certain things we are asked to do or not to do that help us to stay healthy and safe, but doing those things has never limited me from living and loving life! Besides just being me everyday, I also have the opportunity each week to attend church on Sunday for three hours. That may seem like a long time, and some days my eyes do have a hard time staying open, but it is always a wonderful experience. We have Sacrament Meeting where my entire congregation meets in the chapel. We sings hymns, partake of the sacrament, and each week a couple of people from the congregation are asked to give a talk/lesson to the congregation on subjects ranging from faith and the atonement to prophets and scriptures. I have been blessed to give some of these talks and love the opportunity to study my topic more in-depth and learn more about our Savior and his plan for us. We have other classes as well, which is why church is three hours long. Every member has a "calling" in the ward which is basically putting each person in charge of something like teaching lessons, playing the piano, or helping plan activities.