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Hi I'm Jenessa

I'm a college student, a wife, and an aspiring adventurer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as the second child in a family of seven kids, and I loved every minute of it! I've always felt that family is important and I always have more fun when all my brothers and sisters are around. In high school, I was actively involved in cheerleading, and after high school, I coached for three years and cheered for a spell in college. Also in college, I met my sweetheart and we've been married for about a year and a half. Together we enjoy traveling, rock climbing, hiking, camping, trying new foods, and playing music. My husband has an amazing voice and likes to play the trumpet, while I like to accompany him on the piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but as I grew up, I learned for myself that this is where I need to be. The teachings of the Church are true and clear, and can answer all of my questions. When I live the teachings of the Church, I am happy and at peace. The Gospel is amazing and I'm grateful for all the blessings it brings into my life, but more importantly, I know it is true. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He continues to direct this Church today.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything I do! On a day-to-day basis, I try to serve those around me and make their lives a little easier. I try to act like a Daughter of my Heavenly Father should, always treating others better than I want to be treated, and always striving to better myself. At Church, I am privileged to worship through music. Often I have the responsibility to accompany the congregrational hymns on the organ, or provide piano accompaniment to the choir. I'm grateful that I've been blessed with musical ability, and I'm grateful I can use it to praise my Heavenly Father.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Well, Mormon women are very much like all women. We have our own likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. Some women work, others stay at home and watch children. Some women attend college, others don't feel the need to do so. Some are professional athletes, some are world-class musicians. Most are the girl next door. We all have good days and bad days and we even have varied interests and emotions. But there is at least one thing we all share: We know we have a Heavenly Father who loves us. No matter our struggles, we have the knowledge that Divine aid is at our fingertips - often coming from other women and the service they give. We're all trying to be a little better each day. And as far as equality between men and women is concerned, we believe that men and women are different for a reason. Gender and the inherent characteristics of each gender are Eternal and important for us on Earth and in Heaven. Men and women complete and compliment each other in a very real, divinely appointed way. Men are responsible to provide and protect their family, whereas women are primarily responsible for the nurture of the family. This being said, we do believe in sharing responsibilities when necessary and helping everyone - regardless of gender - become better on a daily basis. Show more Show less