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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife to a wonderful man and mother of two sons. I am a musician. I am passionate about classical music, art and history and am on a personal quest to see all of Europe's greatest museums and hear it's greatest orchestras. I love to travel and I have been to 30 countries. I speak Italian and am learning Greek. I have taught music and also worked as a fundraiser. My family and I are Americans living in Greece. It is so amazing to be experiencing life in different culture. We enjoy meeting with our international congregation. Wherever we have lived the church's practices and principles have been the same. What a comfort it has been. With each move we have made, we have had an instant church family and support system.

Why I am a Mormon

After sincere prayer, I received a witness from the Holy Spirit that it is true. I know what I felt and I will be faithful to that testimony thoughout my life. My life has purpose, meaning and direction because of my faith. I feel the Savior's love daily and believe that someday I will return to my heavenly home after my time on earth is through. I believe that I will be with my family for eternity because we are sealed in the Lord's temple.

How I live my faith

I am the leader of the women's organization in our congregation in Greece. I enjoy the calling because it helps me to serve and love others. I have developed compassion for those that suffer. I try to be a servant of our Savior. My goal is to help others come unto Him and find peace. Teaching Sunday lessons, visiting the sick and troubled, giving hugs or delivering a meal are the ways I serve. I live my faith privately too, by reading scriptures and praying every day. Listening to uplifing music is also a part of my private worship. I always seek the Lord's help when life brings challenges and I remember to thank him for life's many blessings.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jennifer
We pay tithing because it is a commandment. It is a principle with a promise. And actually, it is an honor to help build the church this way. The way I see it, all that I have comes from the Lord. He is only asking me to return 10% of it. What is so amazing about paying tithing is that the blessings are poured out upon those who do so. I could not make a complete list here of the blessings I receive from paying tithing but I will mention a few. First is having the guidance of the spirit for being obedient and second is that I qualify for a temple recommend by doing so. I also have seen that after paying tithing there is always enough money to pay for our needs. We have never been without. Tithing gets paid first no matter what. I don't consider it a sacrifice at all. Show more Show less