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Hi I'm Jenny

I am a sister, aunt, daughter, friend, teacher, and mormon

About Me

I am a young single adult who has just moved to a new city. I recently graduated college with my degree in Elementary Education and have just started my first year of teaching as a kindergarten teacher. I absolutely love working with those kids. In my free time I love to spend time outdoors camping, hiking, or running. I enjoy watching movies, cooking, writing, sewing, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born into a family where both of my parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and they taught me to live my life accordingly. Growing up in the gospel has been a huge blessing, but I haven't always had a testimony that the church was true. I went to church each Sunday, participated in church activities, read my scriptures, prayed, and did all the other things my parents taught me to do, but living off of their testimony wasn't enough. As a young adult entering college, there were some challenges in my life, and for the first time my faith was tested. I went through some pain, confusion, and heartache, but as I turned to the Lord I realized for the first time in my life who I truly was... A daughter of God... and that has changed everything. I no longer went to church or read my scriptures out of habit or because my parents wanted me to, but because I wanted to. I had gained a personal testimony and relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ, and now I had the desire to learn more about him and be more like him. As I did this I found true happiness. Life isn't always easy, and as Mormons we are asked to walk down paths that are not always the easiest to follow, but following those commandments has brought me more happiness and blessings than I could ever imagine. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lives and that this church is based upon him and his teachings. I know that he lives- of this I have no doubt. I know that he loves me. I see it everyday in the blessings he gives me and feel it in my whole heart when I kneel down and pray. I have no doubt of this, and am determined to live the rest of my life striving to become like him so that I can one day live with him and my family forever.

How I live my faith

Our church is centered around service to others, which service comes through reaching out to others in kindness, support, and acts of selfless charity. I visit other sisters and members in the ward in order to know them better so that I can find ways to serve and help them. Participation in church lessons, activities, and discussions is also a simple way to serve each Sunday if you may not have a specified calling. The Savior lived and died for others. He did not turn anyone away, and reached out to all those in need. This is the life I strive to lead. Being kind to everyone, saying hello to a stranger, or helping out a friend in need are all Christlike acts of service and should be a model for every member.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Jenny
Because no one is perfect. The scriptures tell us that no unclean thing can enter into the presence of God, so in order to return to live with our Heavenly Father we must live a perfect life, right? Well, if we by ourselves had to live a perfect life, no one would be able to return to live with God. I cannot count how many times a day I make mistakes. That is why we need a Savior. Our Savior Jesus Christ atoned for our sins, meaning he took them upon himself so that we might repent. When we truly and sincerely repent of our sins, our sins are washed away by the atonement of Jesus Christ and we become clean. This is a part of Heavenly Father's plan. He knew this life would have challenges. He knew that we would make mistakes. He knew that we would not be able to make it through this life on our own. That is why he gave up his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, who willingly died and atoned for our sins so that we could return to live with him again. Show more Show less